Foodie Penpal Goodness

This month, I have been very naughty, and shirked my posting responsibilities.  For that I repent. But I musta done something right,  because the Postperson brought me treats, courtesy of Foodie Penpals: This month was my first trying out Foodie Penpals.  I received goodies from fellow foodie Kathryn, in Vancouver.  Thank you, Kathryn! To participate,…

…And Quinoa. And a Tear

Cooking has always been a family time for me.  Growing up, Mummy made the meals, then corralled us to set the table, pour drinks, and ferry dishes and plates out to the table.  Some of my classmates and the odd boyfriend over the years found it odd that our family always sat and ate dinner…

Sunshine Soup

Two posts in one day.  I must be on a roll.  And on a theme. Tonight’s dinner was the result of several situations intersecting.  Fella was feeling a bit under the weather, and I thought something easy to eat, kind on the digestive system, and appealingly comforting would be ideal.  Local carrots are cheap and…

Sunshine Award! Whee!

I learned about something brand new on Friday…the Sunshine Award!  (I tried typing that sentence without the exclamation mark.  It’s entirely impossible.) Up here in BC, where the winter rain has set in once more and the days are midnight-black before 5pm, such an award brings an extra cozy glow and sparkle of light.  Thank…

And then came Coconut Tart

After a long evening of wrestling raw coconut out of its shell, I woke the next morning refreshed, and oh so ready for coconut tart. Coconut tart is a sticky-sweet, rich enough for dessert but bready enough to make it sort of justifiable for breakfast.  Sort of.  And you know the fun of dinner at…

To Crack a Coconut

When my very Canadian fella mentioned how much he loves coconut, I felt ethically obliged, as an Island Girl, to hook him up with the real thing.  By the real thing I mean fresh coconut.  Coconut that didn’t come out of a plastic wrapper.  Coconut that doesn’t use the word “dessicated”. Now before I get…