Crispy Baked Basa Fillets with Home Made Tartar Sauce

Omg. Salivating – VM Kitchenette Lorene here again. I am the self-proclaimed Queen of Thrift and always look for less expensive ways to eat well. Recently, I spotted Basa on sale in the frozen food section of one of our local grocers. I prefer to buy local and this is an imported fish. However, it […]

Strawberries Equal Summer Sunshine

Kitchenette Lorene is back this week with a seasonal tasty meal. Strawberries! The mere mention of the word has us salivating. The fragrance of a sweet freshly picked sliced berry of goodness transports us back to childhood. Though we were city dwellers, my Dad loved to grow a garden and my Mom loved to make jam and preserves […]

Favourite Re-runs: Caramel Pecan Tart

This is a recipe I published some time ago, when I started my Recipes page on my old blog “Seeds of Contentment”. This is one of my all-time favourite desserts, especially for company. Caramel Pecan Tart from Chez Piggy Crust: 1/3c + 2T unsalted butter 1-1/4c flour 5T sugar 2 egg yolks Filling: 2/3c packed […]

Foraging for Food: How about it?

Braised Squirrel Aurora Just a quick little post about discovering Hank Shaw’s Hunter Angler Gardener Cook blog today. Just love it. Talk about a DIY guy. Also very keen about his decision to follow his dream and embrace his life philosophy. He is truly living at the edge. His recipes are mouthwatering and definitely portray real food. […]

Soup: Soul Satisfying Food

There is something about a pot of home-made soup simmering on the stove that gives me comfort. In fact soup-making is my one weakness, and it doesn’t take much in the way of motivation to get me started. I keep organic chicken stock in the pantry, and save and freeze veggie cooking water, and of course […]

Falling for Autumn

  It is already full dark and not yet 7 o’clock in the evening. Fall is upon us. As much as I lament the loss of summer, there is a sweet anticipation in the Fall, when the leaves turn and crackle underfoot and the air is chill and tainted with smoke. Not quite mittens, but certainly […]

A Salute to Summer: Gone but not Forgotten.

One of the ways I pursue happy idleness is messing around with technology. I have to admit that my curiosity about gadgets, apps and their technological possibilities far outweighs my skill. An ambition of my middle age, and one I am sure will take me well into old age, is to at least keep up! I […]

Eat Play Snooze

Southwestern BC is in the midst of  a heat wave and I, for one, am enjoying sweltering it out in weather that reminds me of childhood summers. I come from the Kootenays where summers are hot, winters are snowy and spring and fall are seasons of their own. Even though I have lived most of my […]