HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MOE

  Yesterday was Moe’s  Birthday.   He requested Rack of Lamb for dinner.    On my way to work, I made a detour to my favourite butcher and bought local Lamb.  The rack was rubbed with fresh rosemary, garlic, black pepper and salt and grilled to medium rare.   Served with chive mashed potatoes, carrots (for Moe)…

Sweet and Sour Pork

I had booked marked this recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork a few weeks ago.  Found the recipe on A Glug of Oil.   (Love the name) Jan has many wonderful recipes with mouthwatering photos. I knew that this would be something that Moe would really enjoy. Like all recipes I made a few adjustments to…

Shortbread Cookie Cups filled with Chocolate

You know how good shortbread cookies are – but imagine them filled with chocolate.  Even better. These are sooooooo goood.    I have some very happy neighbours. Print Recipe Shortbread Cookie Cups filled with Chocolate Shortbread crust 1 cup butter softened1/2 cup icing sugar (powdered sugar)1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 tablespoon Cornstarch1 teaspoon vanilla extract Beat…

Fajitas

  Marinated Flank Steak,  peppers and onions, all done on the grill and served with homemade warm flour tortillas and homemade salsa. Black beans with cheese and salsa as a side. This was one of those dinners that was a  Hit and a Miss.  A hit for Moe.  He loved his dinner.    But it was…

Rhubarb Pie for Dinner…………..

not as dessert  but as the Main Course Handwoven Tea Towel from Leola’s Studio About 3:30 PM I started thinking about the fact that I had nothing planned for dinner.  We had a late lunch and dinner was the last thing on my mind. I offered to bake Moe a Rhubarb Pie and he jumped…

The Salish Sea Market and Kastawayz Art

The Salish Sea Market is a wonderful art gallery in Bowser that showcases many of Vancouver Island’s Artists.  We are thrilled that they carry our boards. Kerry and Amanda Illerbrun – the   husband and wife team of  Kastawayz Art –  create  sculptures  from recycled metals.    I love their works of art, especially their Raven…

Asian Style Dinner

I like tofu, but it isn’t something that I very prepare often.     Tastespotting posted a picture of a Stir fried tofu that caught my eye.  I debated serving it as a stand a lone main course, but decided I needed a second dish.   I went looking for something else and found a simple recipe for …

Baked Stuffed Prawns

  Spot Prawn season opened this week.  Something I really look forward too.   I don’t like shrimp, but I love our local spot prawns.   The flavour and texture remind me more of lobster, both in the sweetness and in texture.   The season usually lasts for about six weeks.  Not nearly long enough.     We will have…

New Buffet Boards

Buffet Boards See details on Gallery Natural Dipping Bowl A wonderful example of Vancouver Island’s Big Leaf Maple  Birdseye and Quilt figures