Category Archives: side dishes

Pan-Seared Balsamic Butternut Squash with Parmesan

Stormy days demand warm comfort food. Today we woke to the sounds of the backyard creek rushing, the waves crashing in the bay, and the wind blowing the rain sideways onto the windows. Welcome November! It was a hunkering down … Continue reading

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Apple Pear Slaw

I don’t know what the climate is like where you live, but here on the west coast of Vancouver Island our gardens are still producing like crazy. Yesterday I had great plans to put my vegetable garden to rest, but … Continue reading

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Thai Coconut Rice

We like to serve this rice with Thai dishes, but it is good with just about anything. It has a subtle coconut flavour and it always seems to turn out perfectly. It also freezes well, so you may wish to … Continue reading

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What to do with ALL THAT Zucchini?

If you’ve planted a zucchini, you’re probably feeling like I am right now. One tiny seed planted in the spring has produced more zucchini than I can keep up with. So today I’m creating a Throwback Thursday post. Here, in … Continue reading

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Garlic Scapes: What do you do with them?

If you grow your own garlic, the scapes are likely ready to be harvested now. Scapes are the long flower stalks that rise from the bulb. Some gardeners believe that they must be cut off once they curl to allow … Continue reading

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Shaved Asparagus Salad

Guess what’s open? Eating fresh-picked asparagus from the farm is a completely different experience than eating asparagus imported from Mexico. While I usually serve it cooked: steamed, sautéed, roasted or stir-fried, tonight we had it raw. This shaved asparagus salad … Continue reading

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Personalized Veggies ‘n Dip

This one definitely comes under the “Why didn’t I think of that?’ category. I pinned it last week, as I thought it was such a good idea. It makes more sense than having everyone crowd around one plate of veggies. … Continue reading

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