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fennel flowers
fennel flowers

Why pay $20 or more for a tiny tin of fennel pollen when you can forage it to your heart's content - for free! The fennel plant, a sweet anise-...

Gazpacho with Spicy Grilled Shrimp
Gazpacho with Spicy Grilled Shrimp

Tomatoes of all shapes, colors, sizes are ripe for the picking and I can't seem to get enough of them. I eat my little golden cherry tomatoes...

British Columbia may not be the first place you think of when seeking an excellent wine-touring destination, but it should be! BC has five major wine...

Kachumber salad: lime marinated tomatoes, cucumber, and onions
Kachumber salad: lime marinated tomatoes, cucumber, and onions

Some refer to Kachumber - a salad of tomatoes, onion, and cucumber - as the Pico de Gallo of Indian food, and indeed, it is often simply served as an...

Seared Halibut with grains and greens
Seared Halibut with grains and greens

We have traveled to the Okanagan wine country in British Columbia many times, and each time we make sure to stop at Quails’ Gate. Is it because...

Authentic Shrimp Pad Thai with Tofu
Authentic Shrimp Pad Thai with Tofu

Pad thai (or phad thai) is a typical street food of Thailand and a ubiquitous dish on Thai-American menus as well. This authentic pad thai recipe (...

fennel flowers
Gazpacho with Spicy Grilled Shrimp
Kachumber salad: lime marinated tomatoes, cucumber, and onions
Seared Halibut with grains and greens
Authentic Shrimp Pad Thai with Tofu