Spanish Style Garlic Zucchini & Tahini and Lemon Squash Soup. (Vegan)

Tonight I made a simple vegan meal: Garlic Zucchini and Butternut Squash Soup with Tahini and Lemon. Spanish Style Garlic Zucchini Give yourself a bit of time for these as there is about 30 minutes of prep before you can make these. You Will Need: 2 medium Zucchini’s sliced into thick coins (about 3/4 of…

Jen’s “Everything But The Kitchen Sink” Curry

“A recipe alone has no soul. The cook must bring soul to the recipe.” Curries are such an easy meal to make because you can add the “stragglers” : bits of saran wrapped veggies left over in the fridge. I found a large carrot, broccoli, baby potatoes and a chicken breast (in the freezer) so…

Italian Sandwiches With Fresh Ricotta, Salami and Vine Tomatoes

Wind Warning Issued at 04:37 Sunday 28 March 2021 Northwest winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 expected near the water late today. An intense Pacific cold front will move across the south coast this afternoon. Strong southerly winds this morning will shift to strong northwest this afternoon in the wake of the front. Northwest…

Easy Vietnamese Pho With Homemade Broth (Vegan)

The theme of my menu for our meals this week was “quick and easy”: Importantly easy to make and quick to clean up afterward. I don’t mind having long cooking sessions at times especially in the Winter when the kitchen is the coziest, warmest place in the home. I’ve been immersed in my Tarot studies…

The Best Risotto You’ve Ever Tried

“You only live once and life is wonderful so eat that damn cupcake”! Tonight I made a to-die-for (yet surprisingly easy) risotto. Disclaimer: There is nothing healthy, low-cal or vegan about this recipe and it was delicious! **Leave out the bacon for a Vegetarian version.** You will need: 4 cups of Vegetable stock 1 Tblsp…

Autumn Harvest Blackberry Crumble

This past August my husband and I went blackberry picking. My plan for the berries was to make my Blackberry Cordial with Brandy. We picked so many however that I ended up making 6 bottles of liqueur and still had 3 full bags of berries which I froze. I made this crumble as dessert for…

Red Wine Mushroom Stew (Vegan)

“Delicious Autumn! My very soul is wedded to it…” It’s 4:28pm and it’s already dark. Thick clouds creep slowly toward the city. There’s a storm forecasted for this evening and into tomorrow with high winds and heavy rain: Autumn on the Pacific Northwest Coast. Monday is the Winter Solstice. I celebrate each year with a…

Greek Lemon Orzo Soup (with Turkey)

“Soup is cozy.”― Adrienne Posey I’ve had a piece of turkey in the freezer wondering what to do with it. My Greek friend has told me many times about her Lemon and chicken soup but I’ve never gotten the recipe. I figured I’d make my own version tonight. I’ve never tried the “real” Greek soup so…

Cozy Autumn Vegetarian Pot Pie

“There is nothing better on a cold wintry day than a properly made pot pie.” It’s been very grey and rainy for the past two days. I find it hard to wake up in the morning when it’s so dark. Don’t get me wrong, I love this time of year on the coast; the mist carried…

Creamy White Wine And Mushroom Pasta

Snow fall warning for tonight. It’ still Fall but the air certainly had a frosty bite as I walked to the Village for dinner ingredients this afternoon. I hope you’re all keeping healthy both physically and mentally. I was feeling a little off today; I could feel stress arising in my chest. Thoughts of fleeing…