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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 »

Tuesday Dooze – In the Daisies

In Tuesday Dooze on July 6, 2010 at 5:01 am

dooze-in-the-daisies

I just can’t help but picture Tiny Tim singing “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” when I look at this picture — Koda, on the other hand, takes these things far too seriously.  Geez, can’t even take a joke…

Happy Anniversary Morning Bay Vineyard

In Island Life on July 4, 2010 at 2:03 pm

morning-bay-2009-bianco

I wandered over to Pender Island’s own Morning Bay Vineyard on Saturday to join in the celebrations — co-founders Barbara Reid and Keith Watt put on a party to celebrate the winery’s 5th Anniversary.

We were treated to some new wines and enjoyed some great food and music.  Congratulations to Keith, Barbara and staff — and thanks for putting on the party!

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Tuesday Dooze – Trouble

In Tuesday Dooze on June 22, 2010 at 5:27 am

koda-howard

About 10 seconds after Koda scared the *^@% out of a Great Blue Heron who was waiting out low tide on one leg — until our little bugger precious darling snuck up from behind.

Howard, a great lover of birds, simply will not permit this kind of primitive behaviour.

Unfortunately, he can’t run fast enough to prevent it.

Tuesday Dooze – Linked

In Tuesday Dooze on June 15, 2010 at 5:01 am

koda-medicine-beach

We may live on an island, but that doesn’t guarantee sandy beaches.

Not that we’re complaining — he’s content to turn over every rock on every beach in his perpetual hunt for crabs, while I focus my gaze on the rocky path ahead and absorb the silence between the calls of the birds and the waves against the shore.

Walking side by side, each taking our own path.

And somehow, we always end up back at the car at the same time.

Tuesday Dooze – The Lookout

In Tuesday Dooze on June 1, 2010 at 5:02 am

shiba inu on the lookout

Koda (aka Douglas Doozley) had a bit of a fixation with the woodpile in the shed this past winter.  More specifically, his focus was on the nest of mice under that pile.  Now that winter is over and the wood is gone, so are the mice, and so is the Dooze`s fascination with the shed.

Only to be replaced by cargo ship chasing — no more slow ambles along the shore for this family.

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Pender Island Farmers’ Market

In Island Life on May 25, 2010 at 5:01 am

duck-compost

I`m a sucker for a good sales pitch.

And my tomatoes are already a foot higher because of it. 

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Pender Island Cobb Salad

In Island Life, Kitchen Tips, Recipes on May 13, 2010 at 5:03 am

pender-island-cobb

  • Galloping Goose Bacon & Fennel Confit
  • Cold BC Spot Prawns on blanched Washington Asparagus
  • BC New Potato Salad with Yellow Pepper Romesco
  • BC Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with a Salted Meyer Lemon vinaigrette
  • Hard-boiled Pender Island Eggs
  • All on a bed of local lettuce, baby kale and dandelion greens.

Seasonal, sustainable, local, foraged, a fridge cleaner — and a freakin’ amazing dinner, if I do say so myself.

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Tuesday Dooze – The End

In Tuesday Dooze on May 11, 2010 at 5:30 am

shiba-inu-tail

Caught myself a nice piece of tail over the weekend.

Lunch @ MBM – Sandwiches

In Did You Know, Island Life on May 11, 2010 at 5:01 am

free-run-egg-salad-sandwich

If  you`re hungry on Pender, stop by Medicine Beach Market, where you`ll find a stocked deli — full of fresh sandwiches, salads, dips, soups, snacks and take-home dinners.

I really like my job at MBM:  I take fresh produce, meats and dairy — most of them local and seasonal, many of them organic – and turn them into whatever I`m inspired to do that week.  A chef`s dream come true! Read the rest of this entry »