Category Archives: seafood

Stinging Nettle Quiche

In keeping with my quest to replace many of my old favourite meals with those that are gluten or wheat-free, I had planned to make a Crustless Stinging Nettle Spanakopita tonight, similar to my original recipe . With no feta … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Chowder with Chanterelle Mushrooms

The Farmer’s Market yielded some great finds today:  mini pumpkins for 50 cents,  a big bag of hazelnuts of $6, seed garlic to plant tomorrow,  and fresh ears of local corn for 50 cents each. The best find this week, … Continue reading

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A New Adventure . . . and Some Exciting News!

I’m heading off on a new wilderness adventure soon. More about that later because I’m excited to tell you first that while I’m away my blog will be having its own adventure too. Since I’m heading to a region that … Continue reading

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Shrimp and PIneapple Mini Bites–fit for a Prince :)

Super simple, fast, low-fat, cute. A great appy. Here’s something tiny to celebrate the birth of a royal prince born today. Ingredients For the Wonton Cups: 18 wonton wrappers 2 teaspoons light salad oil 1/4 teaspoon salt For the dressing: … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Niçoise Salad

Will this perfect weather ever end? Here on southern Vancouver Island we’ve had a stretch of beautiful summer weather. It’s warm enough to swim, but not hot enough to complain about. Days like this are what we dream of all … Continue reading

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Gin Gingered Spot Prawns

Where do you usually get YOUR ideas for meals? Cookbooks? Food blogs? Pinterest? All of the above? Me too. But today, my idea for dinner appetizer came from an unlikely source: a quick chat before a meeting. Even before a … Continue reading

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Dungeness Crab Salad with Grapefruit and Goat Cheese

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Pacific Northwest, as I do, you likely have ready access to fresh crab. It’s always a good idea to check to see where your crab spent his last days of freedom, however. … Continue reading

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