Whisky Cake with Green & Blacks Organic Dark Chocolate

This week I took a chocolate class at Chocolate Arts, made some chocolate banana waffles and finally completed the chocolate circle with this chocolate cake.  I used local Urban Distillers Whisky as we live in BC and drink mostly local so that is what was in the “pantry”.  The recipe is surprisingly quick and easy…

Ricotta and White Bean Dip

Dips are super easy when you’ve got a food processor – a must for all kitchens. I have the Kitchen Aid 7 cup processor which I highly recommend. 1 cup ricotta cheese – we used Bella Casara 100% Canadian Cheese 1 can cannellini beans drained and rinced Juice of 1/2 lemon 2 garlic cloves 1/4 cup…

Morning Strata

Udi’s Gluten Free challenged me to make something with their basket of gluten-free goodness that was sent my way.  There were leftover veggies and pork in the fridge and it was breakfast time so let’s make a strata. What I like about this breakfast treat is that the ingredients are very flexible.  Bread, eggs and…

Crispy Salmon with Apple Sauce

It’s almost Fall and one of our fav fish, salmon, is in season.  We were also given some of the first of the season apples coming in from the orchards so I thought I’d combine the two for a cosy fall dinner. – GLV 2 salmon fillets (can be spring, coho, sockeye, pink, you pick)…

Cherry Muffins with Crunchy Tops

With cherries in season, and tasting oh so very very good, I thought fruit for breakfast and went with muffins.  Recipe courtesy of BC Tree Fruits.  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) all purpose flour 1/4 cup (60 mL) white sugar 1 tsp (5 mL) baking powder 1 tsp (5 mL) baking soda 1/2 tsp…

Taleggio Cheese and Recipes

Written By Vincenzo D’Antonio Taleggio is a cheese of very old origins, perhaps first appearing even before the fifth century. Some documents from the eight century refer to the commerce and the exchange concerning this cheese. Why this name Taleggio? Because its origin area is the Val Taleggio, in Lombardy, the north region of Italy.  The Val…