A Summer Mess of Cream, Berries and Meringue

Posted on 1 August 2014 | No comments | share this

My oh my! Where has the time gone? I last posted about rhubarb and now we are full on into everything summer: berries, cherries, peaches, apricots, zucchini, basil, cucumbers, tomatoes, beans and eggplants. Fear not, I have been cooking and eating lots since I last posted. Sadly it has all made its way into my belly and not onto the blog.

I will post a recipe again soon. In the meantime I wanted to share a few photos from a shoot I did for Edible Vancouver for their high summer issue which is just out for distribution this week. When Debbra emailed a while back asking if I wanted to shoot a story all about meringue, cream, ice cream and berries it was an immediate yes. I even had the pleasure of making and eating a new dessert called knickerbocker glory which ended up being featured on the cover of the issue.

It is a delicious story and series of recipes by Eagranie Yuh. Be sure to pick up a copy before they are all scooped up. It is another beauty of a magazine and won’t be around long. A digital version will also be up on the Edible Vancouver website with the recipes too!

Hope you are having a fabulous summer.

A Rhubarb Meringue Cake for Mother’s Day

Posted on 11 May 2014 | 12 comments | share this

When I think of Spring, I think of rhubarb. I think of pulling rhubarb in the backyard with my parents and of making something delicious to share.

Food evokes memories. It can remind us of places we have traveled and special moments with friends and family. Recipes link us to others and help to recall the past. They become part of our history and keep us close to those we love and have known. I love that. Some of my most precious memories are deeply linked to food. Baking with my mom, picking berries in the summer time, making a special meal for mother’s day with my dad and brother.

I wanted to share this recipe for rhubarb meringue cake for Mother’s Day. It is a special one in our family, a recipe that we have been making for over 50 years. It is a part of our family history. This cake reminds me of my mom and my mom of her mom. Baking was the first thing I remember learning and loving in the kitchen and to this day is where I find comfort.

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The Perfect Spring Egg Salad

Posted on 18 April 2014 | 2 comments | share this

Since we are well into Spring and Easter is now upon us I thought it was time to share some photos and a recipe from an egg shoot that I did with Issha Marie several weeks ago.

When I visited Urban Digs farm a month ago now, Julia sent me home with some of the most beautiful eggs from their chickens. All colours, shapes and sizes. Issha and I are both big egg lovers so we decided to dedicate the day to photographing and eating these amazing eggs!

Issha made us a lovely egg salad with eggs from Cropthorne Farm and we hard boiled the eggs from Julia and ate them with some lemon-thyme salt, bread and butter. The perfect snack when we realized we hadn’t eaten in many hours. Too much fun photographing and not enough time eating.

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