My Attempt At Persian Chelo-Kebab

One winter evening many years ago my sister called me and asked if I’d like to join her and a friend for Chelo-Kebab.  I had no idea what it was but she assured me it was delicious and that I had to try it.  They picked me up and we drove to the WestEnd of…

Easy Peach Galette

Every Summer my husband’s uncle graciously gifts us a crate of peaches from his organic orchard.  Nothing says summer like sweet juicy peaches.  We usually have way too many so we share them with family or freeze them for breakfast smoothies in the winter.  I cooked a large meal last night and didn’t need to…

A Weekend Journal: Vineyards, Wedding Bells and Buddha Bowl Recipe.

After a whirlwind couple of weeks it feels good to sit in my quiet studio and write.  The rain came early this morning and we moved slowly preparing breakfast smoothies, doing light house cleaning, watering plants; those mundane chores you miss when life is so busy as it tends to get in the summer.  I…

Loaded Hummus Dinner

The sun is setting and the sky is all blue and orange with streaky clouds.  Today was warm, too much for my jean jacket and I removed it while I shopped on South Granville.  I picked up a soft track suit at TNA for the flight to Europe in June.  Time is passing quickly, before…

A Weekend Catch Up – (And Recipe for My Vietnamese Salad Rolls)

  Sunday.  Blue skies and big white fluffy clouds.  The storm has passed.  On Friday and Saturday we got more rain than all of March.  We drove through the storm, my sister, mother and I, along country roads to the town of Langley where we found the perfect dress for my sister’s upcoming wedding,  then…

Saturday Night Chinese Take-Out. (Beef Broccoli & Fried Rice).

Sometimes you just really need some good ol’ fashion greasy take-out.  And this is a blog about Comfort Food.  Last night was the perfect time to pull out my Beef Broccoli and Fried Rice recipes.  The NBA All Star weekend was on, Seth was enjoying a beer in the living room so I figured instead…

Wild Mushroom Risotto

My little piece of the Pacific Northwest is cooooold tonight.  Minus 5 (celsius) and a cloudless sky.  We got a sprinkling of snow on Superbowl Sunday and the icy breeze nipped at my exposed ears and nose on my walk home from work. I’ve been cooking vegetarian a few times a week; curried lentil stews,…