Summery Sesame Noodles

These are my go-to to-go noodles. They’re a little sweet and a little spicy. The perfect, portable, picnic fare – they’re delicious eaten cold. Ingredients: Kamut or Spelt Soba noodles, 1 package 2 peppers, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 2-3 cups snowpeas or sugar snap peas, Handful of cilantro, 1-2 carrots, grated Sesame seeds Sauce:…

Learn to Salsa

Learn to make salsa. It’s so easy and delicious! I’m not sure why I ever bought the pre-made stuff. Tomatoes are ripe and plentiful – it is the perfect time of year to make salsa. So round up all those local tomatoes bursting with juicy flavour. I got a pint of the last harvest of golden blush tomatoes…

Potato & Herb Salad

There are a lot of damn good all-american potato salad recipes out there. I didn’t think there was need to mess with a classic… Until I tasted this potato salad… I call it Commonwealth style because it’s more English than American in flavour, and the potatoes are Canadian. Here’s the recipe, inspired by the July issue…

Home is where the Islands are

I was born and raised on an island. Being from an island is an integral part of my identity. If you’re from an island you know what I mean. As much as I love my island, or sometimes,  as much as I love to hate it, I love to leave it. I love catching the…