Local Dish Category


Posted On March 3, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Chef’s Quiche Lorraine

by Rosemary Scott, Deep Cove Market –  This month’s recipe is a tribute to Chef Lucien Frauenfelder (pictured top left). Swiss born in 1938 and European trained, he will be sadly missed and remembered by all his friends, family and loyal customers at Bistro Suisse in Sidney. He wanted to share one of his recipes as a thank you and farewell! 1¼ lbs (567grams) Swiss cheese 1¼ lbs medium cheddar 1 lb bacon 3 lbs onions, sliced thin 9 eggs 6 cups (1.5 litres) whole milk 1.5 cups flour salt, pepper,Read More
by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed –  Snacks are a crucial part of my day. A snack can immediately stop a meltdown of a two year old; it can bring back mental function after a sleep-deprived night; it can be turned into a game (put the snack into the bowl, where’s the snack? etc.); and it can be shared with friends. Lately though, as an environmentally-conscious mother of a toddler, I’ve noticed that most snacks come covered in plastic and are filled with sugar. Sometimes you buy something that is inRead More

Posted On January 2, 2017By seasideIn Local Dish

Island Dish: Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

by Rosemary Scott, Deep Cove Market –  This is one of my favorite recipes to make on a cold winter day … it’s definitely “comfort food.” • 4½ to 5 lbs English-style beef short ribs (8 to 12 ribs) • 3 tbsp vegetable oil • kosher salt • ground black pepper • 2/3 cup medium-diced carrots • 2/3 cup medium-diced celery • 2/3 cup medium-diced onions • 2 whole dried bay leaves • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic • 2 cups red wine • ¾ cup lower-salt beef broth •Read More

Posted On October 27, 2016By seasideIn Local Dish

Island Dish: Plum Rum Conserve

by Rosemary Scott, Deep Cove Market –  This year, prune plums were definitely in abundance. Hopefully like me, you pitted and froze some for later use, be it for jam, crumbles or cakes. I haven’t made this recipe in years and my sister had a large surplus of these purple beauties and asked me if I would help her make this recipe for Christmas gifts. It makes the perfect hostess gift over the holidays and is amazing served over vanilla ice cream or paired with cheese. This recipe is notRead More

Posted On September 29, 2016By seasideIn Local Dish

Island Dish: Baked Squash Pudding

by Solara Goldwynn, Hatchet & Seed – Nothing says autumn like baked squash! This time of year at local farmers markets and farm stands, we’re seeing bright coloured varieties of pumpkins and squash everywhere. Where I work at the North Saanich Farm Market, many of our farmers sell a variety of squash, including some rare heirlooms that are not only delicious but also incredibly beautiful. In our garden this year we grew hubbards, butternut and delicata squash, as well as one very large pumpkin. We grew the squash in aRead More