Strawberries Are Ready

Strawberries Are Ready

The first crop of Baker Breeze Farms strawberries are being picked while I add this post. Rhubarb is close and should be ready by Sunday. I just got some rolled oats and almond flour. A one pot strawberry rhubarb with raw honey cooked down and spread on a crust of buttered almond flour and buttered and toasted rolled oats. Love these simple to make squares. Simple is good!
Wild Mushroom Bonanza

Wild Mushroom Bonanza

Wild mushroom Bonanza Living here on the west coast provides us with so many interesting places to walk and hike as well as find hidden natural sources of native herbs, berries and mushrooms. I’ve found sources of wild mushrooms sea asparagus, fiddleheads, watercress, wild berries, wild thyme, lovage and chives. My wife and I have covered a lot of ground here in BC walking, birding and checking out the flora and fauna in several different locations of this beautiful province. A neighbour who spent his whole life here in this area would tell me stories of the amount of...
Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby

Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby

Almond and Cherry Dutch Baby While looking through my dad’s old recipes that he made for Octoberfest, I found this old German Dutch Baby recipe. I remember how it tasted so good and my dad made it in minutes. It reminded me of an overloaded fruit pancake, but  as  a kid I was told that you were only to have a slice and not the whole Cherry Dutch Baby. After reading about it’s origins which was most likely based on the German pancake Apfelpfannkuchen, the Dutch (a mispronunciation of Deutsch, meaning German) baby is said to have been dreamed up in the early...
Zucchini Carrot Veggie Fritters

Zucchini Carrot Veggie Fritters

These Zucchini Carrot Veggie Fritters are a version of Latke Potato pancakes. Known by different name like Ukrainian deruny or Irish boxties are shallow-fried pancakes of grated or ground potato mixture, matzo meal or flour and a binding ingredient such as egg. They may be topped with a variety of condiments, ranging from the savory (such as sour cream or cottage cheese), to the sweet (such as mango chutney curry coconut yogurt), or they may be served plain. Some variations may be made with sweet potatoes or plantain. here I used cold smoked tuna with fried capers as an...
The CBC

The CBC

The CBC; I love a good wrap. Chicken, Bacon and Cheddar is a good combination and makes a most satisfying lunch or light dinner entrée. I’m  starting with some BBQ grilled creole seasoned chickens along wrapped with some double smoked apple wood bacon that was first crisped over the grill then wrapped in aged cheddar and then grilled to a golden brown perfection. This adds so much more flavour when you char the cheese. A few leaves of butter lettuce and some spinach tucked inside, drizzled with a mandarin orange honey dressing and wrapped up together in a fresh soft...