Recipes

Oma’s Pflaumen Kuchen

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General, Recipes | 2 comments

Oma’s Pflaumen Kuchen

Granny’s Plum Slice.This is one of my summer favourites, my Grans used to have a farm and we had an Orchard, including plum trees.  Oma used to make a plum cake baked in a tray from the first batch that we pulled off of the trees, it’s the best – Oma’s baking always was. This particular sheet cake is not sickening sweet, it preserves the tartness of the plums and the dough is rather dense. You can add ground filberg nut flour to give it that special nutty touch         You will need: 250gr. Unsalted butter 200gr. Sugar 2 eggs 1 lemon zested 3ml Vanilla Pure...

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Perfect for afternoon tea …

Posted by on Aug 7, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General, Recipes | 2 comments

Perfect for afternoon tea …

A little while ago, over on Local Loves Nanaimo, I made a TON of pumpkin puree using fresh local pumpkin and decided to have a baking marathon. So far I’ve shared my pumpkin pie recipe as well as my twist on the classic roasted pumpkin seeds. Well today, I’m going to show you how to make pumpkin bread! I’ve never made pumpkin bread, or even tasted it, before this! But I had it in my mind that it was the same as banana bread, only with pumpkin. My educated guess was right! This festive autumnal loaf is super moist, with the right amount of pumpkin and spice (and everything nice!). It’s...

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Miso Marinated Ling Cod

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016 in Current Posts, Featured Slider Posts, Food, General, Recipes | 0 comments

Miso Marinated Ling Cod

I came across this fish dish working for Oceania Cruise Lines, We originally used Black Cod, it was the second course in a 5 course promotional luncheon put on for the Italian press in Venice that visited the ship while in port – Yes Cruise Lines promote their ships when ever possible. I really liked it because of its simplicity, the Miso marinade really complements the Fish’s natural flavour. In the original it was served wrapped in a banana leaf with Sticky sushi rice as a side Miso Marinated Ling Cod & Spiced Vegetable Couscous for 4 Ingredients 900gr Fresh Ling Cod filet...

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Lessons of Stone Soup

Posted by on Jan 27, 2014 in Food, Health & Wellness, Recipes | 1 comment

Lessons of Stone Soup

I recently discovered a new – to me – Island magazine Island Farm & Garden Resourceful Living. As a magazine buff, I was really impressed by the quality of both its format and its content. The publisher, Lesley Lorenz, has created a first class magazine and she should be congratulated. Another talented Island woman who makes the Island so special. It is available in print and online. The article below was published the winter 2013/2014 issue and is yet another example of the resourcefulness and tenacity of Island women. Please read this and then consider how we can emulate...

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No-stress Hostess Gifts

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in Food, Lifestyles, Recipes | 0 comments

No-stress Hostess Gifts

Bringing a hostess gift to any dinner party need not be a stressful event with this delicious twist on the standby cranberry sauce.  Put it in a glass jar and decorate it any way you wish with some Christmas cheer.     Cranberry-Orange Relish Ingredients: 2 cups Fresh Cranberries 3 tablespoon(s) Dried Cranberries 2 stick(s) Cinnamon 1 teaspoon(s) Fresh Gingerroot, minced 1/2 cup(s) Dark Or Light Brown Sugar, firmly packed 1/2 cup(s) Apple Cider 1 teaspoon(s) Fresh-Grated Orange Zest Additional Cinnamon Sticks, (optional) Orange Slices, (optional) Directions: In a...

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