Salmon cakes, kale & green salad and sauerekraut

Ash Wednesday a.k.a The First Day of My 40 Day Fast

I was brought up Catholic, being half Italian and all, and although observing Lent was not enforced throughout my entire life, I have recently taken on the practice with the same whole-hearted intention that I practice yoga or celebrate Christmas. It’s not because I am devout, because I am not in any way interested in … Continue Reading

Salad Lyonnaise, my version…

In 2004, I spent a semester at L’Ècole des Beaux Arts de Lyon, learning about art, food and an appreciation for a slower life. Two hour lunch breaks allowed for farmers market visits and a cooked mid-day meal. Expensive, quality produce trained me away from pre-package foods, and living in my studio apartment, one that … Continue Reading

Ode to Rhubarb

I have heard on many occasions the complaint that shopping at the Farmer’s Markets in Vancouver is too expensive. I have to agree to some extent, there is a cost for buying quality food, and two of the tricks is to stick to the fresh produce and order in bulk. For example, today I bought … Continue Reading