Christmas Time Is In The Air Again – Mulled Wine Recipe

Sunday, December 1st.  A grey day.  The house perfectly silent. I climbed out of bed, donned my fluffy robe and head to the kitchen.  With the heat slowly warming the home and a pine scented candle lit,  I busied myself in the kitchen making breakfast; Oatmeal with cinnamon and almond milk and all the toppings…

Twist On A Classic: Vegan Shepherds Pie

I’ve got Delia’s Classic Christmas special playing on T.V.  Christmas cooking is taken seriously in the U.K.  Hers and Nigella are my favourite Holiday cooking specials to watch.  It’s been grey and rainy all day.  Today is Saturday, my husband woke at 4:15 am and went fishing at a river 1 hour and 1/2 hours…

Cauliflower and Potato Curry (Vegan)

The house is swirling with the scent of exotic spices.  Curry, Garam Masala, Ginger, I imagine this is what it smells like walking through a spice market in India.  We turned our clocks back this weekend and as I write it’s been dark out for more than an hour. I started my Christmas shopping today….

Thai Peanut Curry Chicken

Tonight I thought I’d share an old recipe I found in a binder where I used to keep all of my menu plans and dishes. This was before Pinterest where, at the click of a mouse you have any recipe at your disposal. It’s been really windy and rainy yesterday and today. Remnants I’ve heard,…

Autumn Equinox Salad With Homemade Candied Pecans.

Yesterday was sunny all day and still warm at 6pm.  I set the table on the patio and we enjoyed dinner Al Fresco with a bottle of organic apple cider made by a friend’s family on Saltspring Island. Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox, first day of Fall.  I will be hosting 6 of our closest friends for…

Wild Mushrooms On Garlic Toast (With Crumbled Goat Cheese).

Every time we visit Forage Restaurant we order this amazing appetizer of wild mushrooms on toast.  Recently I’ve been loving mushroom everything and have added them in my meals 3 times this week.  Perhaps it’s because it’s a new acquired taste and I’m just excited or maybe I’m really deficient in vitamin B’s! which mushrooms…

Swedish Meatballs

The first real storm of Autumn hit our coast today with gusts of wind that finished off the leaves that were still clinging stubbornly to the trees.  I walked over a carpet of hundreds of them on my way to work, all yellow and soaked with the rain.  Aside from the wind, the city was…

Slow Cooker Irish Stew

I can hear the rain falling outside. The raindrops tap the dry leaves in the trees and on the ground making a crackling that sounds like a wood fire burning.  Salem and Merlin (our cats) have made themselves some cozy nests, sleeping on the thick feather duvet on the bed. I want to snuggle up…