Ah…the summer farmers market…fruits, vegetables, flowers, herbs, crafts, baked goods, locally made cheese. I LOVE going to my local weekend market. Not only is it an abundant offering of so many wonderful culinary treasures, but also a weekly event where community can come together. Growers and producers, friends and neighbours, bicycles and dogs all mingle [...]
Posts from ‘July, 2007’
I’m really really loving edamame these days; as much for the colour as the flavour, texture and nutritional value. This salad is my latest ingredient inspired creation. I think it would be fantastic served with grilled chicken or sausage, though it also stands alone beautifully….great picnic food.
Edamame Salad (with toasted hazelnuts)
2 cups edamame beans, freshly [...]
Although my blog is barely 6 weeks old, I felt it was time to bust out a bit and start to mingle with my blogging community. Figuratively speaking, I could stand around demurely in the corner, waiting for someone to ask me to dance….forever. Then along came an opportunity in the form of a photography [...]
I thought it was about time for an update regarding my 30 day challenge.You may remember….can I last 30 days without accepting plastic bags with any purchases I make during the month of July? Well, so far so good. Easy peasy. No problemo. It is simply a matter of habit, like brushing one’s teeth or [...]
No one would ever accuse Dan Jason, founder and operator of Salt Spring Seeds, of being a lazy man. When he’s not busy tending to the immediate demands of his farm, he can often be found writing another book or article, giving lectures at environmental and horticulture events around the province, or fulfilling his duties [...]
Do you ever have one of those holidays where everything just flows effortlessly, as though the vacation gods have decided to pull out all the stops, in order to make each experience more delightful and flawless than the last? Our visit to Sacred Island Lavender was the only visit that didn’t quite work out [...]
I am always amazed to see how every baker brings his or her own personal style to the art; from the recipes and techniques they develop, to the diversity and uniqueness of their finished products.
Tony DePasquale of Bloom Breads produces baking that is as hearty and satisfying as his is repertoire is diverse. Keep in [...]
Who doesn’t enjoy the odd little-summer-island-hopping-road-trip, with a spontaneous wine tasting thrown in for good measure? Salt Spring Vineyards, located 9 km south of Ganges, is the perfect visit. Wine tastings here are friendly and informative, as well as complimentary.
The outdoor bistro tables and chairs provide a spectacular setting, complete with a view overlooking [...]
Though I’ve never been particulary interested in mastering the art of baking (I’m more of a stove top gal), I certainly have an enormous appreciation for it. Heather Campbell of Salt Spring Island Bread Co. is a fine example of what one purveyor can produce by combining the best of ingredients, technique and creativity.
Her work [...]
If there really is a heaven, it surely serves Salt spring Island Cheese. Their handmade chevre is subtle in flavour, with just a hint of sour. Its texture is blissfully smooth, light and creamy. If pressed, I would have great difficulty choosing just one favourite variation….truffle, basil, lemon, peppercorn, garlic, chili….each one is to die [...]