Italian Sandwiches With Fresh Ricotta, Salami and Vine Tomatoes

Wind Warning Issued at 04:37 Sunday 28 March 2021 Northwest winds of 70 km/h gusting to 90 expected near the water late today. An intense Pacific cold front will move across the south coast this afternoon. Strong southerly winds this morning will shift to strong northwest this afternoon in the wake of the front. Northwest…

The Best Risotto You’ve Ever Tried

“You only live once and life is wonderful so eat that damn cupcake”! Tonight I made a to-die-for (yet surprisingly easy) risotto. Disclaimer: There is nothing healthy, low-cal or vegan about this recipe and it was delicious! **Leave out the bacon for a Vegetarian version.** You will need: 4 cups of Vegetable stock 1 Tblsp…

Creamy White Wine And Mushroom Pasta

Snow fall warning for tonight. It’ still Fall but the air certainly had a frosty bite as I walked to the Village for dinner ingredients this afternoon. I hope you’re all keeping healthy both physically and mentally. I was feeling a little off today; I could feel stress arising in my chest. Thoughts of fleeing…

Pasta Pomodoro With Summer Vegetables

“Everything you see I owe to Spaghetti” Sophia Loren Summer came late this year but it’s now here with a vengeance.  Long hot days and nights and more than 27 degrees predicted for the next week.  We’ll be at the house at Cultus Lake this weekend with my husbands family, a yearly tradition. Tonight I…

My (Vegan) Version Of Zuppa Toscana.

Flipping through my recipe books that I got for Christmas today, I came across this delicious soup.  A classic Tuscan Winter dish, it’s loaded with potatoes and hearty sausage. Just because I cook vegan doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy this seriously cozy meal. With a few small tweaks, I created a just-as-hearty Zuppa Toscana with…