Popovers

We’re not much of a family for pancakes.  Occasionally we make a batch of waffles, maybe twice a year.  However these little treats are a family favourite.  Easy to put together, then nothing to do but leave them to cook in the oven. They have a steamy, custardy center, which is perfect with a spoonful…

Polenta & Veggie Slice

A warm breakfast without eggs or gluten is easy to do ahead of time by making this savory polenta slice.  It makes enough for 4 good-sized servings, and has enough of a nutritional punch to keep you going for several hours.  Simply reheat it either by using the microwave or gently frying in a bit…

Farmhouse Granola

In 1970, my parents were in their early 40’s and were actually cool.  Dad was finding his woodcraft roots in building a boat, and Mom was in a midi vest with her hair in a French roll, making healthy foods.  I can remember so well shopping at Galloway’s on Robson, and at International Foods.  Not…

Poached Eggs

Eggs have always been a comfort food for me.  Learning to be gentle with them, and to never rush their cooking has been one of my most important cooking lessons. A perfectly poached egg on top of some cheesy polenta, maybe some re-steamed Japanese rice or earthy mushroom risotto, is pure heaven.  As the yolk…