Fig Bakewell Tarts

September 29, 2015

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When I spied a very large box of fresh figs in the supermarket, I knew I had to have them. I had no idea what I was going to make with them, but their perfect purple forms were calling me. When I got them home I eventually decided on a simple fig jam to preserve the majority of them, and with the rest of them something sweet and nutty to show off their flavor. Continue Reading…


Roasted Courgette and Garlic Soup

September 21, 2015

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Even though the first day of autumn officially starts tomorrow, we still have a large crop of courgettes in the garden (the OH is disappointed they haven’t died off yet). So, I am back with yet another courgette (or zucchini) recipe this week. As the evenings are a little chillier, I decided to put them to good use in a hearty garlicky soup. Continue Reading…


Peanut Butter and Banana Granola

September 15, 2015


September is one of my favorite months, and all these years later I still feel grateful that I don’t have to go back to school, and can enjoy the last few days of sunshine without having to wear an itchy wool uniform. It’s been a beautiful week here in Washington, but the evenings are starting to close in and the mornings are getting darker. To brighten up those  dark mornings I’m investing more time in breakfast. Continue Reading…


Peach and Blueberry Yogurt Cake

September 4, 2015

blueberrycake (1 of 1)Now that the weather has turned a bit chillier, I find that I am much hungrier in the morning, and what better way to start the day than with some cake!  I like to think of this cake as a breakfast cake, because it has lots of fresh fruit, natural yogurt, and not too much sugar. It’s the perfect cake to enjoy with a morning tea or coffee. Continue Reading…


Summer Salmon Salad

August 26, 2015


We are really lucky to have so much wild salmon here in the Pacific Northwest, with exotic names like Chinook, Sockeye, and Coho. When I arrived here I was so excited to try them all, but when I first sampled some Sockeye salmon, I didn’t really like it. It tasted way ‘fishier’ to the Atlantic salmon I was used to, and I wasn’t sure it was for me. Continue Reading…


Peanut Butter Ice-cream Cookies

August 17, 2015


There is nothing quite like home-made ice-cream cookies. Of course you can buy frozen ice cream cookies and bars, but inevitably the cookie is all soft and mushy, instead of crisp and crumbly like the home-made ones.  These simple peanut cookies are perfect for ice-cream sandwiches. Continue Reading…