Category Archives: sauce

Mango Cucumber Salsa

Here’s a recipe from The Plan by Lyn-Genet Recitas. She recommends serving it with chicken, but it is also good with salmon, halibut or other white fish. The cool cucumber provides a contrast to the heat from the pepper and onion, and the … Continue reading

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Got it under Contreau? Cranberry Sauce for Grown-ups

Shopping. Wrapping. Decorating. Baking. Cleaning. Then Eating. And More Baking. Christmas time is a busy time of year, but with a focus on keeping it simple and enjoying the things that are really important in our lives, it can be … Continue reading

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Cranberry Conserve

Every year at Christmas time, Laura makes gifts from the kitchen for her friends. Her homemade granola packed into a decorated Mason jar is always a hit as are her cookies. This year, she made this beautiful ruby red (I … Continue reading

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Citrus Sake-Lacquered Salmon

The last time we were in San Francisco, we stopped in at True Sake and picked up a bottle to bring home. Are we sake drinkers? No, not really. That bottle sat in our cupboard for over 2 years. Until … Continue reading

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Bananas Foster

Oops! We devoured it before I took a photo. Serves 8 Ingredients 1/2 cup butter 1 cup dark brown sugar 6 Tbsp. rum 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract 1 tsp. cinnamon 6 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced lengthwise and then crosswise … Continue reading

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Apple Cake with Warm Salted Caramel Sauce

So . . . what happened to “The Party’s Over“? Definitely wintertime comfort food! It’s worth baking this cake simply for the way it will make your kitchen smell of apples and cinnamon. This recipe comes from Deb Perelman’s new … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Sauce

Remember the days when cranberry sauce came out of a can . . . with a schlo-oo-p into the dish? With cranberries readily available (and here on Vancouver Island, grown locally at Yellow Point), why use canned cranberry sauce when … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Sauce

This is a magical time of year, and this sauce is just pure magic. It’s fun to make and it’s easy. I swear. Den says it tastes like melted Werther’s Original Caramels. What to serve it on? The first time … Continue reading

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Salmon-Quinoa Patties with Lime Yogurt Sauce

I’d make these just so I could have the yogurt sauce that I serve with them. Makes about 6 patties Ingredients For the patties: 1/3 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained 2/3 c. water 3/4 lb fresh (cooked) or canned salmon … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Romesco Sauce

It’s worth the effort to make this sauce, if only for the aroma in the kitchen while preparing it. ¬†You’ll also be doing your body a favour if you make it, however. It is full of rich antioxidants and cancer-fighting … Continue reading

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Honey Lime Wings

So easy. So fast. So good. Two main ingredients: 1. lime 2. honey I haven’t cooked chicken wings for a very long time, mainly because they have such a high fat content. It’s Friday night however, and munching on wings … Continue reading

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Mango Chicken with Thai Jasmine Rice

It’s mango season. Celebrate this odd-looking, difficult-to-cut-until-you-learn-the-technique fruit by making this sauce to serve with chicken and Thai rice. It has a perfect balance of sweet and sour, salt and spice. Click here to see how easy it can be … Continue reading

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Romesco Sauce

It’s worth the effort to make this sauce, if only for the aroma in the kitchen while preparing it. I learned how to make this garlicky sauce when I took part in a Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking Class with Bill Jones … Continue reading

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Raspberry Mint Parfait Shot Glass Dessert

This is a quick and easy dessert that looks impressive. Make this Raspberry Mint Sauce with Balsamic Vinegar, pop it in the freezer and have it on hand for unexpected guests or for a quick dessert. I can think of … Continue reading

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