A Real Food Manifesto

A Real Food Manifesto

I’m around food a lot, and spend much of my day thinking about recipes and ingredients, but in recent months, I’ve been musing a bit more than usual about food and our complicated relationship to it. … about how we’re always looking for advice...
Strawberry Preserves, French style

Strawberry Preserves, French style

This is another one of those “cooking without a recipe” posts that hopefully will help you deal with the bounty of summer fruit that is headed our way.  This spring/summer has seen pretty perfect fruit-ripening weather here in BC, and it looks like we are...
Gluten-free All Purpose Blends: Intro

Gluten-free All Purpose Blends: Intro

There are lots of gluten-free cookbooks out there, and a dizzying, ever-changing array of gluten-free packaged foods showing up on supermarket shelves these days, but the fact is, that the many of them remain mediocre at best, and those that taste great or have decent...
Lentil blini

Lentil blini

I like to make simple food with surprising flavours, and lentils provide a great base to build on.  One of my favourites are Lentils du Puy – those little mottled French lentils, that are mildly nutty in flavour, and hold their shape a little more than the green...
Gluten-free Ermine frosting

Gluten-free Ermine frosting

So as y’all may know, I make cakes … a lot of cakes, and I get a lot of requests to meet various dietary restrictions. And truth be told, I’ve been more than happy with the vegan and sugar-free “butter”cream alternatives I’ve been...