Slow-Roasted Chicken with Lemon & Garlic

For the first twelve years of our marriage, we lived in a 40’ x 9’ trailer.  We had renovated the inside, built a roof and an extra room.  Most people didn’t realize it was a trailer.  Just a really well planned little cottage.  Its lights ran off a 12-volt car battery, while the stove, fridge,…

Mrs. Ansell’s Cookies

When we were young, Mom & Dad would arrange for Mrs. Ansell to stay over whenever they were away.  She was what would be called a tough old bird.  She drove a turquoise & white Hillman, and was strict without being harsh.  Her hair was a brilliant red cap of curls, which now I understand…

Kale & White Bean Soup with Fresh Chorizo & Rosemary

The last day of this season’s Soup’s On program, we served large pots of seemingly never ending turkey vegetable soup to a crowd of friends and neighbours.  So many dropped by to get their last fix of the Soup’s On experience to last them until fall.  When we had served the last tray of sweets…

Quinoa Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

I am always on the lookout for vegetarian main dishes that can hold their own on a menu.  Gone are the days of simple substitutions for animal protein, to satisfy the needs of a few vegetarians. As I’ve mentioned before, meat is just one of several dishes that go together to make a meal.  There…

Citrus Chiffon Cake with Glaze

Here we are in the middle of a beautiful spring.  The grass is rampant, the front field hosts a herd of deer in the evenings, and the outdoors beckons.  While walking today I heard the cries of eaglets, searched and found the large nest in the top of a nearby Douglas Fir.  On our daily…