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…


Zoodles Caprese

August 6, 2015


Once again we are blessed/cursed with a glut of courgettes in the garden. I say blessed because I love courgettes. I also say cursed because I can barely keep up with them, and the OH really dislikes them. Continue Reading…


Chocolate Pavlova with Cherries and Orange

July 13, 2015


Pavlova is one of those desserts that can be whipped up in minutes, yet always tastes like you slaved over it all day. I love them for that very reason, plus eggs are available year round and you can vary the topping with fresh seasonal fruits. I feel like this summer is flying by so speedy desserts like this are just what I need. Continue Reading…