Morels and Halibut

Nothing screams spring more than local farmers’ markets and…morel mushrooms.  If you have never heard of morel, trust me, you are not alone! We just discovered the wonderful world of morel mushrooms at our farmers’ market recently. And I could NOT get enough of MORELS. Each of these little umbrellas are full of woodsy, nutty, … More Morels and Halibut

Beet-Cured Salmon

Thanks to our CSA program we had a bounty of beets in our fridge. We made numerous beet salads, sliced raw, threaded and roasted… The boy and I never complained about the consequences of binge eating red beets. As I was considering how should I cook my beet this week, I thought about the beet-cured … More Beet-Cured Salmon

Roasted Fig Oatmeal

Fresh figs are hard to come by, at least in Canada. If you’ve never had fresh figs, you are missing out big time!! Fresh figs have a unique sweet almost like honey taste, soft fleshy texture with slightly crunchy seeds. I handle my figs with a gentle touch, cupping them in the palm of my … More Roasted Fig Oatmeal

Baked Black Chickpea Falafel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

I remember the first time I ever tried falafel. It was in a small Mediterranean joint. I felt in love with the flavors and textures immediately!! At that time, my knowledge of Mediterranean food was limited to hummus, baba ganoush, tabbouleh and Greek salad. I had never heard of falafel up until that day. Hey, … More Baked Black Chickpea Falafel Salad with Lemon Tahini Dressing

Soy Sauce Chicken

I have put this classic Cantonese dish on a pedestal for way too long. It’s time to make it easily reachable (like in our fridge easily reachable). No more special trips to Chinese BBQ shop! No more awkward stares by the butcher when I ask for the “triple order to go, please” because we don’t … More Soy Sauce Chicken

Orange Polenta Olive Oil Upside-Down Cake

Hello, spring, where are you? It’s April already and I’m seeing more snow on the ground now than December/January/February… I’m still wearing my winter parka because the gusting wind has kept our Canadian weather around freezing point. Winter, I love you, since I can use you as an excuse for warm, hearty comfort food. However, … More Orange Polenta Olive Oil Upside-Down Cake

Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout

Did you know steelhead trout is the sea-run variant of coastal rainbow trout? Steelhead is actually more closely related to Pacific salmon than other trout. However, unlike salmon, some steelhead can spawn many times. I didn’t know the difference between steelhead and rainbow trout until recently, until we saw this beautiful, glistening, humongous whole fish at … More Mediterranean-Inspired Oven Roasted WHOLE Steelhead Trout