Smoked Maple Canned Salmon

This Smoked Maple Canned Salmon preserves this incredible catch to enjoy for many months. It has been a summer of food, gardening, renos and photography. Fresh fish from Pacific Ocean, live lobster and scallops flown in from Eastern Canada, herbs, berries and veggies from the garden, a few cool updates to my kitchen and some…

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Borscht

Traditional Borscht has it roots in classic Ukrainian dishes, made with inexpensive home grown vegetables. I feel a bit stuck right now. Not in a rut so much as just avoiding a place where I am not sure I am ready to go yet. But if I don’t now, when? Funny how death does that.…

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Clam Chowder

Clam Chowder is easy to make with simple ingredients that you can source locally. This recipe is an adaptation of a recipe I discovered in one of my most cherished cookbooks. It is a copy of The Lily Wallace New American Cook Book dated 1946. It is one of the few books I have on…

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Iced Coffee

Iced Coffee is easy to make at home using hot or cold brewed coffee concentrate. Do you enjoy coffee. Hot, cold, iced, with chocolate, foam, no foam, what is your perfect cup of coffee? I love my coffee and I can drink it all day long, from my morning coffee to those hot summer days…

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Fresh Strawberry Chipotle Jam

This Strawberry Chipotle Jam features beautiful sweet berries with smoky peppers for an incredible sweet and savoury jam. I love making jams and jellies and am continually trying different flavor combinations. Leaning towards the sweet hot combination and have a long list of hot pepper jellies I make. I have been making this jam for…

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Perishke

Perishke is still one of my most enjoyed Ukrainian dishes I prepare. Perhaps because they do bring back such strong memories of when I was a child and first discovered them. They were the catalyst of what made me want to learn how to cook.   It has been a roller coaster of a summer.…

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