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…

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…

Potato Gnocchi In White Wine With Mushrooms And Feta (Vegetarian)

Things are getting a little spooky.   There’s a silence in the city.  We grocery shopped this afternoon, empty shelves and people hidden behind masks.  The Coronavirus panic has set in.  All sporting events have been cancelled.  I literally got a pot of water on the stove for dinner tonight and our water shut off suddenly. …

Vegan Mushroom Spinach Stroganoff (On Pappardelle)

We’ve been waiting for the rain to come for 3 days and every morning the Weather Network changes it’s story;  rain coming tomorrow.  Today is Sunday, 9:44pm.  The city sparkles in the dark night.  I’m sitting at our bedroom window atop a pile of pillows, laptop resting on the window sill and the wind coming…

Cabin Living – Labour Day Weekend Photo Essay.

Labour Day Weekend. That time when Summer is slowly letting go and Autumn is soon arriving.  The first day of school. The end of hot afternoons at the lake and the familiar scent of campfire. The new moon has appeared tonight and the sun has set the sky ablaze, indigo and crimson as we inch closer…

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,…

Boscaiola – Italian Woodsman Pasta

Sunday’s are comforting aren’t they?  Especially in the Fall.  The sun streamed through the windows most of the day flooding the apartment with light and warmth; the cats lounging in sun beams on the warm hardwood floor.  We walked along the seawall to Granville Island, the best market in the city.  Farm fresh veggies and…

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…

Turkey, Leek and Mushroom Pie

I stepped out on this gorgeous sunny November day to pick up stocking stuffers. I like to start my Christmas shopping early so that by the time the shops get busy, I’m done and able to indulge in a cozy month long Christmas movie marathon.   It was so much colder yesterday but today it…