Summer is in full swing, which means barbecue! bar·be·cue - pronounced bärbiˌkyo͞o. Noun: A meal or gathering at which meat, fish, or other food is cooked out of doors on a rack over an open fire or on a portable grill. We often cook the standard fare on the grill - burgers, sausages, kebabs (chicken, meat and … Continue reading Recipe: Best Ever Veggie Burger
I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I have a bit of a sweet tooth. I'm also a bit of a purist. Some things should not be messed with and Tiramisu is one of them. It is one of my very favourite desserts and my own offering has even been commended by a bona fide … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Banana Tiramisu
Asparagus. To me, it seems like this spring vegetable is often the bridesmaid but never the bride. It appears to be used a lot as an appetizer or as an accompaniment to a dish rather than being the focal point. And that is a shame. This seasonal plant (part of the only and garlic family) … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Asparagus – three ways!
Rhubarb, for me, brings back memories of rhubarb and custard, or rather a 1970s BBC animated cartoon that I watched avidly as a child (showing my age now!) - "Roobarb and Custard"! Why was I suddenly reminded of this old cartoon? The sight of fresh BC grown rhubarb in the grocery store which is now in … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Rhubarb Chutney and Rhubarb, Stem Ginger and Cinnamon Fool
I like a recipe that's low-maintenance - ie that I can abandon early on, and go do laundry, work at the computer, talk on the phone and generally be distracted, without risking burning my house down or ruining the entire project... Hence, my new favourite find: Maple Baked Beans from Whistler chef, Karen Kay. Her … Continue reading Recipe: Maple Baked Beans
Who knew that Maple Syrup had a season? Well this new Canadian passport holder didn't! And I'm surprised I passed the Citizenship test without knowing that vital piece of information! My saving grace, I guess, is that I just love the stuff - particularly smothered over fluffy pancakes. The maple syrup season usually starts in … Continue reading Recipe of the Week: Anything with Maple Syrup in it!
. The Shopping Sense tool – found at http://www.shoppingsensebc.ca – is a new addition to the Healthy Families BC website. The site provides an experience that mirrors an in-store, dietitian-led tour, helping families plan meals, prepare budgets and develop safe food-handling practices. “We can’t underestimate the importance of healthy eating,” said Melodie Yong, registered dietitian … Continue reading Make Healthier Choices – Virtual Grocery Store!