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

My Daughter, who I am visiting in Kimberley B.C., and I took the 30 km drive into Cranbrook to go to a Baby Expo (she is expecting!) ,and after went to SoulFood Co. , a place opened by a chef friend of hers and who she had worked with at St Jeans Mission Resort in…

The old Bauernhaus

Traveling to Kimberley located in the East Kootenay region of British Columbia to visit my daughter, we went to The Old Bauernhaus,  voted the best restaurant in the Kootenays in 2014 and a member of the Slow Food Movement,  for dinner.  The unique bit of history about this restaurant lies with its original owners  immigrating…

Walnut Cake

Thought I ‘d try Carla Hall’s recipe for her Walnut Cake, caught it on a day time tv program called the Chew, a program I do like but since I next to never watch day time t.v.  miss it most of the time, except this one day when Carla was demonstrating this cake recipe.  Lucky…

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. Yeah sure lettuces are not a winter seasonal vegetable but there are so many alternatives during the cold months it’s crazy not seek them out and eat them! Chards and Kales are power punches of nutrient rich goodness. Because Kale has dense course leaves…

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 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, toss in…

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…

Did I mention that I LOVE Scones?

No?  Well I do! This morning I didn’t have any bread- because I didn’t make any yesterday- so I made scones. It’s fast, in 23 minutes they are made, baked and on your plate. The time-saving is not rolling them out and cookie cutting them. I pat the whole dough into one large disk on…

Chocolate Ice Cream

I made another batch of ice cream in my new machine, and as I had mentioned in my previous post We all Scream for Ice Cream I had made a vanilla ice cream using an Anglaise base, or a cooked custard, instead of using the recipe out of the Ben and Jerry recipe booklet that…