Daily Archives: May 5, 2010

Beef Tongue with Capers

Buy the beef or veal tongue from a good place, it should be very fresh and from a young cow. Only keep the tongue muscle part proper, by cutting off what does not look smooth. Depending on the size of … Continue reading

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Wild Stinging Nettle Soup

First of course is getting to the country to pick your own nettles*. They don’t appear at the market although they are a great “100 mile radius”  wild food for most of us. Beware not to pick road side where … Continue reading

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Cadboro Bay Crab Cakes

The crabs are trapped in Cadboro Bay about 500 meters from home, year round. The bait is fresh fish. You only keep male Dungeness crabs bigger than 6 1/2  inches across the Chest (?). I hope that you are wearing … Continue reading

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Potato Salad

Some really nice Yukon Gold potatoes or new potatoes are available right now, they are best for potato salad. Use potatoes of the same size,  peel them or not, rinse in ice-cold water then, cook them whole on medium heat … Continue reading

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Salade de Pissenlits (dandelions)

So again, you have to go pick your own, probably in the country unless your garden is herbicide free. Only pick very small young plants, the kind with smooth shiny dark green leaves, and only in early spring. Use an … Continue reading

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