The summer sun warming fields of berries makes for only a few weeks a year where the strawberries are at the peak of sweetness. The richness of flavor may be fleeting in the fresh berries, but if you snap up a bunch you can capture it....
Tomatoes can be so frustrating on the West Coast. Even when you nurture them all summer long, in the end you might not get that many red ones. This little recipe goes a long way towards making up for that. A delicious treat for cold winter nights.
End of season Apricots combined with local honey and ginger make for a beautiful jam - golden and spicy.This recipe is my own, using no-sugar needed pectin to turn down the sweetness and up the ginger and apricot flavours.
Garlic scapes - the curly part of the garlic that contains the seed (which you don't need) - are up in East Vancouver. Time to dust off my garlic scape pesto recipe and serve it with some pasta, rice or on pizza!