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Top Five Friday – 5 Great Reasons to Visit the Pender Farmer’s Market

In Island Life, Top 5 Friday on July 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm

pender pulled lamb flatbread

If you’re on Pender Island this weekend, be sure to stop by the Farmers’ Market on Saturday:

  1. I’ll be there serving Pender Pulled Lamb on Homemade Flatbreads with Veggies and Tzatziki  — look for my table around the side of the community hall — beside the lounge. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Five Friday – 5 Cold / Chilled Soups to Cool You Down

In Top 5 Friday on July 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm

soba-in-frozen-consomme1.  Soba Shots in Frozen Asian Flavoured Double Strength Chicken Consomme by Island Vittles

I think my timing is a little better on this post than my last one — if I had checked the weather forecast before I published on Monday, I would have seen this heatwave coming, and not suggested a Wilted Spinach & Oyster Mushroom Salad with Warm Goat’s Cheese Dressing.

That said, I originally posted the Frozen Soba Shots above in April, when a warm spinach salad probably would have been the more appropriate choice in the cool spring sun.

I could change the name of this blog to Seasonal Food Anachronisms, or I could just get a grip and start posting stuff at the right time, and in the right order…in that spirit, I give you 5 great chilled soups to cool down the summer heat:

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Top Five Friday: How to Use Garlic Scapes

In Kitchen Tips, Top 5 Friday on July 2, 2010 at 5:01 am


If you’ve been out at a Farmer`s Market in the last couple of weeks, you`ve probably seen bundles of these little curly-cues for sale.  Known as garlic greens, flowers or scapes — they are harvested from the tops of garlic plants at this time of yearby many growers in order to send all of the sun`s energy to the bulb developing under the soil.

Love the look and idea of these things but unsure how to use them?

Well, it’s Top Five Friday, so here are my 5 best ideas for incorporating garlic scapes into your everyday cuisine…

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