How to: Cook Salmon

Cooking salmon is child's play for we coast and island dwellers, right?  Not necessarily. Many of us find cooking up this glorious fish a bit intimidating. Will it be too dry? Is it undercooked? Skin or no skin? Well, here's a few tips for serving up a perfectly cooked salmon. Preheat a neutral cooking oil [...]

By | August 31st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to: Cook Salmon

How to Keep Berries Fresh Longer

EVERYONE loves fresh summer berries, including mould. Follow these tips to keep firm berries like strawberries, blackberries, and blueberries fresher longer. 1. Pick through & eliminate Pour the berries out onto a flat surface or rimmed cookie sheet and pick out any mouldy or squashed ones. If you're not planning to eat them all in one go, [...]

By | July 31st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to Keep Berries Fresh Longer

Best Way to Store Eggs

Here are a few simple tips to keep your store-bought eggs fresh and delicious longer. BUY FRESH EGGS This seems obvious, but do be sure to look at the expiration dates of your eggs. Pick them up last when shopping and ask they they're packed with frozen or cold groceries to keep them cool KEEP 'EM [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Best Way to Store Eggs

Prepare Your Grill for Cooking

The days are getting warmer and that means you'll (ideally) be spending more time cooking outdoors. Time to prep your grill for the season and get cooking! Step One Gather your tools. You'll need a stiff grill brush, a clean rag, vegetable oil, a bowl or clean & empty yogurt container and tongs. Step Two Heat [...]

By | May 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Prepare Your Grill for Cooking

How-to: Handmade Herbal Salts

Making your own herbal salt is a wonderful way to incorporate healthy and tasty herbs into every meal with a dash or a sprinkle. Make salt "simples" (one herb) or blends easily at home. All you really need to get started is a good local sea salt (there are several made in BC) and your favourite herbs. Of course, [...]

By | April 28th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How-to: Handmade Herbal Salts

Caramelized Onions

Caramelized onions are a sweet and savoury wonderful addition to so many different recipes from flatbreads and grilled cheese sandwiches to savoury tarts and charcuterie plates. The trick is to...well, not burn them. Low & slow is the name of the game and with a little bit of attention, you can cook up a big [...]

By | February 21st, 2017|Recipes|Comments Off on Caramelized Onions