Healthy, French, Home-cooking, always fresh, (almost) no cream required!
This is about simple cooking for my kids away from home, family and friends and friends of friends. Not quite recipes, just inspiration.Often, no exact quantities, certainly no scientific potions, but a bit of magic and lots of love! and you could always ask for more details.
Share my love of cooking, enjoy the Pacific West Coast bounty and help me pass along the French Heritage from my Grand-mothers and my Dad who taught me.
Salt and PepperEven when I don't say so, use Baleine sea-salt and fresh ground pepper from your Peugeot pepper mill, goes without saying!
Tag Archives: root cellar
Salsify in garlic butter to satisfy the most delicate palate
I was very surprised today when I saw a familiar vegetable from my youth in France, something I had not seen ever again since emigrating to Canada almost 30 years ago. This root vegetable is slightly larger than a carrot, … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables, Vegetarian Tagged food, French cooking, recipe, recipes, root cellar, root vegetable, salsifies, salsify, very good recipe 1 Comment
Topinambour, the Jerusalem artichoke now called sunroot.
The French is topinambour, in English it used to be the Jerusalem artichoke but stores are now calling it sunchoke or sunroot, maybe because it is neither from Jerusalem nor a member of the artichoke family. It is a tuber … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables, Vegetarian Tagged food, jerusalem artichoke, recipes, root cellar, root vegetables, sunchoke, sunroot, topinambour, verygoodrecipe 6 Comments
Golden beets, grown down the street
Carolyn and Paul down my street grow an amazing selection of vegetables, and they have generously brought me Romaine lettuce, green onions, heirloom tomatoes and a magnificent specimen of golden beet. Maybe it is the sea view, but most likely … Continue reading
Posted in Vegetables Tagged beets with sage, betteraves, cooking, food, Golden beet, recipe, recipes, roasted beets, root cellar 4 Comments
Fresh cream of pea, no cream required
This is a cold soup with a light green colour, nothing to compare with traditional Royal Navy style pea soup, more like a contemporary designer pastel…The taste is also completely different because there are no split peas in it, but … Continue reading
Posted in Soup Tagged buttermilk, cold soup, cooking, Cream of pea, food, fresh pea soup, low-fat, no cream, nutrition, pea soup, recipe, recipes, root cellar Leave a comment
Baby white turnips
They are irresistible right now, so fresh and sweet. Vantreight Farm grows them in Sanichton, just north of Victoria on Vancouver island and I keep buying more at the” Root Cellar” produce stand. I have had them as a side … Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Vegetables Tagged appetizer, baby turnip, baby white turnip, cooking, food, recipe, recipes, root cellar, turnip, vantreight farms, vegetable, white turnip 1 Comment
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