Monthly Archives: June 2011

Canada Day Strawberry Flan

For our annual “Welcome to Summer/Canada Day” family barbecue at the lake, I offered to bring dessert. Red and white seemed appropriate for the occasion and the Fresh Strawberries sign at Silverside Farm caught my eye on my way home … Continue reading

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Mohito: Cowichan Style

Is there anything more refreshing than mint? No wonder toothpaste manufacturers rely on it! Try this Mohito recipe on a sunny day. I found this recipe on the Venturi-Schulze website, and knew it would be a hit. It is made … Continue reading

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Better-than-Bacon: Prosciutto-Wrapped Scallops with a Balsamic Blackberry Sauce

The contrast of the salty prosciutto and the sweet blackberry sauce was perfectly balanced in this appetizer and is one I’ll make again and again. We bought some fresh scallops from Mad Dog Crabs while we were there to pick … Continue reading

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Walnut and Parmesan Crusted Halibut (or Chicken) with Chardonnay Butter

This recipe is a variation of the classic Parmesan Chicken, but I changed it a little and used it on halibut. Success! The crusty coating provided a great contrast to the tender fish. With a freezer full of fresh halibut … Continue reading

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Eating the Trees in my Back Yard?? Elderberry and Grand Fir for dinner!

Who knew? We’ve lived on this property for 24 years, enjoyed the natural vegetation, but never knew how many things were edible! In a recent cooking class with Mara Jernigan at Cook Culture, she showed how to use elderberry blossoms … Continue reading

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