Cream Puffs and Chocolate

When heading home from Kimberley to Vancouver Island Bob and I stopped in Vancouver to spend the day with our son J. He moved to the city not long after he moved out of the house at nineteen and loves it. But what’s not to love, it’s a gorgeous city! J -a foodie aficionado himself-has…

Eating in Kimberley

I am visiting my daughter in Kimberley B.C., and today she and  I took the 30 km drive into Cranbrook to go to a Baby Expo because – she is expecting! After a couple of hours of browsing at so many cute and creative baby things we were nearly overwhelmed and nearly famished.  So before…

The old Bauernhaus

The tiny town of Kimberley in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia has, nestled at the base of the ski hill, a gem of a restaurant. The Old Bauernhaus has been voted the best restaurant in the Kootenays in 2014 and is also a member of the Slow Food Movement. The unique bit of…

Walnut Cake

Thought I ‘d try Carla Hall’s recipe for her Walnut Cake; caught her whipping it up it on a day time tv program called The Chew. A program I rarely see since I rarely watch daytime TV but, lucky me, I happen to have been watching on this particular day. So easy to put together…

Simple, Savory, Smashing

Instead of toasting the bread in the toaster I fried it in a bit of olive oil, makes a lovely change. I topped it with warm  leoncini Porchetta and sautéed peas with endive. The sauce is what I had baked my chicken thighs in the night before – my favorite sauce for chicken-made of: Yogurt,…

Kale Salad with Roasted Beets

Why should we think salad is a summer dish? Think again. There are so many alternatives for winter salads during the cold months it’s crazy not seek them out and eat them! Chard’s and Kale’s are power punches of nutrient rich goodness. Because Kale has dense course leaves the trick to eating it fresh is…

Veggie Frittata

So very easy and so very fast and even good the next day between two slices of crusty bread with mayo. It hits the mark on any meal time, any time of the day (or night). This one was dinner with a salad. Just add in whatever veggies you have that will compliment each other,…

Roast Chicken

Oh, this? Just thought you might enjoy an eye full of succulence.   Now go roast a chicken!

Old School Pineapple Upside Down Cake

There is everything to love about this simple satisfying cake. It turns out of the pan complete with fragrant caramelly, lusciousness on top. Nothing more to do but eat- especially while it’s still warm! I used a cast iron skillet here but a cake pan will work too of course. I started by melting about…

But wait, there’s more ice cream

The last batch of vanilla I had made was from a recipe that used an Anglaise base so I decided it was time to give Ben and Jerry’s French Vanilla Ice Cream recipe a try that uses raw eggs. I had made their Chocolate Ice Cream and wasn’t too impressed with the grainy texture (but was gleefully…