Retro Cobb Salad.

Retro Cobb Salad.

Cobb Salad. My wife was asking me to get some of my good salad recipes to print. She reminded me of some of my signature salads I have made for her over the decades. In recent menus that I have produced, scrumptious salads would be just as exciting as an entrée. Over the years I still shop at Granville Island, Mary’s Garden and the White Rock Farmers Market to gather some first class vegetables that do not appear at the local markets and grocery stores. First class tomatoes from area farms along with heirloom varieties from the Mediterranean , Israel, and...
Knotty Pine Express Blueberry Muffins

Knotty Pine Express Blueberry Muffins

 The one Item that I liked  at the Knotty Pine was Blueberry Muffins and cup of fresh brewed coffee! Jill Jacques would make these seasonal  mini-muffins for the Mrs. J’s outlets. Here is a quick recipe with good tasting results! You will need; 2 1/4 cups flour 2 Tbsp baking powder 3/4 tsp bicarb soda 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 fresh egg 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 6 Tbs oil 1/1/2 cups blueberries. fresh or frozen Pre-heat oven to 400 F. Prepare 1 dozen muffin cups by greasing and flouring, or use paper liners. In a bowl or 4 cup measuring cup, stir together dry...
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...