Watermelon Salad

A cool treat on a hot summer day! It’s been crazy warm here lately! We had a heat wave this past week, mixed with some smoky skies. There are several forest fires currently burning in interior BC. The fires have been ongoing for the past few weeks. There are a lot of residents displaced by … Continue reading Watermelon Salad

A Quick Grilled Dinner

It was another busy week… Ok, not really. We were away for a bit on a short trip out to Tofino. Neither of us had spent much time on Vancouver Island (a long weekend in Nanaimo once, and a long weekend in Victoria once as well). And everyone kept saying that we needed to get … Continue reading A Quick Grilled Dinner

Summer Veggie Soup

Or the story of how I ended up making soup on a hot summer day... The warm weather streak has continued here in Vancouver, which made the Canada Day long weekend extra spectacular. We managed to see the fire works on Saturday night, got out to a farmers’ market on Sunday and went on a … Continue reading Summer Veggie Soup

Leek and Potato… Salad?

I’m sure most people have heard of leek and potato soup (Vichyssoise soup). With the warmer weather, I decided to try and turn the soup into a salad. Because nothing says summer BBQ like potato salad, right? Ok, this was mostly out of necessity. I bought a bunch of leeks at the grocery store (they … Continue reading Leek and Potato… Salad?

Minty-Fresh Zucchini Salad

Summer arrived out of left field in Vancouver! It’s been really warm the last few days. Like I’m talking mid to high 20’s (Celsius, not Fahrenheit – I’m in Canada, not Siberia), humidity, sunshine… The full-meal deal. I’m not complaining; the sunshine is a welcome respite from the rainy winter we had! While my body … Continue reading Minty-Fresh Zucchini Salad

Greek Chicken, with a Grilled Veggie Salad

Happy Victoria Day long weekend Canada! This weekend is also the official start to BBQ season, eh! I think it’s actually written in the constitution that you have to BBQ at some point over the weekend 😉 Here in Rain-couver, I'm just hoping to see the sunshine that the weather man promised. First world problems, … Continue reading Greek Chicken, with a Grilled Veggie Salad