It’s been a while… Things have been absolutely crazy here lately… More on that later. We’re getting into the dog days of summer in Vancouver. It’s been hot, hot, hot, and there’s not too much of an end in sight. The farmer’s markets are bountiful at this time of year! As you may already suspect… … Continue reading Eggplant “Bruschetta”
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
I’m a day late in posting! Hopefully Google doesn’t punish me too much for this. Who am I kidding? I’m not even sure what page of the search results anything I’ve written shows up on, but I’m sure it’s NOT page 1. Sorry for the delay. I got distracted yesterday by an assignment for an … Continue reading Greek Potato Salad
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
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
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?
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