A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to visit Windset Farms here in Delta. I went with Ethan, my partner in crime over at FBC and we were treated to our own tour with Ron, one of Windset’s senior growers. I’m not going to lie – I completely nerd out on this kind of thing. Do you all remember that show that Joan London used
Nothing forces you to be creative like having next to nothing. When you create on demand for a living there’s days where you just want to bang your head against your desk and will a great idea into your brain. But that doesn’t really work. Trust me – I’ve tried it. Many times. All that happens is a bruised forehead – and a headache. So
I spent a really fun day at Granville Island Market with my “food hubby” Sean last week. There’s more coming on that in a later post but, while I was there I bought a bag of beautiful heirloom tomatoes that cost me a fortune but I just couldn’t resist. You see, one of the sad things about my summer is…the tomato situation. That’s right… we
If you follow this blog with any kind of regularity, then you know that I have a love/hate relationship with pastry. Love eating it. Hate making it. I’m a decent baker but pie crust eludes me completely. So, I buy it. The two shell yellow box from Tenderflake. It’s fast, easy and has never failed me. Until now. I think I got ambitious and greedy
There is absolutely nothing like tomatoes straight from your garden. Nothing. Not even tomatoes from the farmer’s market. When you grow them, you get to choose when you pick them. You can eat them when they’re still warm from the sun and you can smell that distinctly tomato vine smell that comes with them – it gets all over your hands and clothes. One of
I am a bit glum this week. It’s Photoshop World 2011 in Las Vegas and I had really, really hoped to be there this year. I had to miss last year and promised myself I’d make it up to me this year. But money and other commitments meant it didn’t get to happen and I’m a bit gloomy as a result. As a designer
Ah, I promised you all another tomato recipe. I’m swimming in the the things. I’ve always wanted to make a tomato tart. There is something so… handmade looking about them. Simple food that is so beautiful to look at and tasty to eat… the simpler the flavours the better. This recipe, which I got from Delia Online and then modified a bit to suit my
Yes, I’m back with more tomatoes. I can’t help it – they’re everywhere in my house and yard. A bumper crop this year! So I have to find things to do with them. Soup seemed like a good way to use up lots – one batch uses up 2lbs of the things. And I have to confess – I’ve never made soup from scratch before.
I’m single so cooking, for me, is always a challenge. Most recipes aren’t designed for one so unless I’m in the mood for endless leftovers or I want to freeze stuff, I have to muck around trying to figure out how to alter the ingredient amounts. It doesn’t always work out the first few times. This Sesame Green Beans recipe is a pretty good example.
Fresh salsa is so easy to make and makes great use of summer produce – especially tomatoes! And it tastes so much better than supermarket jarred salsa. In keeping with the whole tomato theme right now, I decided to make fresh salsa this weekend. If you’re looking for ways to use up your tomatoes, salsa is one of the easiest things you can make. And