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About joinmefordinner

. . . living in the Cowichan Valley, cooking for my appreciative family and friends, and taking advantage of all this area has to offer including local organic produce, cheese, wine, artisan breads, and fresh-caught seafood.

Caramelized Peaches and Figs

I’m incredulous when I hear someone say they don’t like peaches. Say whaaaaat?? These must be the people who’ve only ever had mediocre peaches because, really, if they could ever experience the sheer joy of eating a peach right off … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Ginger

Choices. Every day I’m able to make choices about my diet, my health or my activities. One day earlier this week I considered being lazy by picking up a few packages of blueberries at my local supermarket but, thankfully, I … Continue reading

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Garden Fresh Kale Salad

This Garden Fresh Kale Salad is easy to make, packed full of everything good for you, and uses local, readily available vegetables. It was recently brought to my attention that my recipe for Kale Salad is not on my blog. … Continue reading

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Easy Zucchini Chips

With an overload of zucchini in my garden (how can something grow so fast?) I am running out of ideas for ways to use this veggie. I’ve made all my favourite recipes and have a freezer full of Zucchini Patties … Continue reading

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Edible Garden and Farm Tour

Save the date! Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 are the dates for the 2014 Edible Garden and Farm Tour in Cowichan. I’m hoping to find inspiration, tips and techniques for my own gardening at these 7 local sites. … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Toasted Hazelnuts

The figs on my new fig tree are ripening so I celebrated by making this quick and easy fresh fig appetizer with goat cheese and nuts as a mid-afternoon snack. I had almost given up on my tree earlier this … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cheesecake in a Jar

This mini gluten-free Cheesecake in a Jar is a perfectly decandent dessert to pack for your next camping trip. It’s camping season here on the West Coast and if this stretch of PERFECT weather holds, we’ll be doing a lot … Continue reading

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