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by Laura Waters, Snowdon House – A very close friend recently lost her battle with cancer and I am so missing her. Her ability to fight back was amazing, and it was always with a smile. She was a breath of fresh air and she will always be missed. We met many years ago when our kids were little and many years went by not living close to each other. But when she moved to Victoria, it was wonderful: we picked up right where we left off and it wasRead More
by Chris Compton – I love dumplings. These are deeply savoury, and best served with a simple sauce of soy, rice vinegar and scallion. This recipe can be easily doubled and a portion can be frozen for later use. The preserved mustard greens can be bought at most Asian grocery stores. You can also buy the wrappers from the store but I prefer homemade. It makes approx 32 dumplings. Dough 1 cup water 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp sesame oil pinch of salt Add salt to flour. BoilRead More
by Chris Compton –  This is a recipe best served with a pile of warm tortillas and a margarita. The combination of turkey, corn, kale and black beans provides a filling and nutritious dinner that can even be served at a dinner party. I find that turkey is an underutilized source of protein and the only time it is looked towards is during the holidays when it is dressed with all of the seasonal classics. It has so many more uses, and is a great source of lean protein. TheseRead More

Posted On February 1, 2019By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

Island Dish: Tomato & Pomegranate Salad

by Laura Waters, Snowdon House Gourmet & Gifts –  I don’t know where the time has flown! It seems like only yesterday I was taking the Christmas decorations out, hosting dinner, putting everything away and now it is the middle of January. Both my boys are choosing to go vegan, so my traditional cooking is being challenged. Looking for substitutes for butter, milk and eggs was my first test. So many things I cook use either one (or all three!) of these ingredients. I never liked the texture of tofu,Read More
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Posted On December 31, 2018By seasideIn Local Dish, Regulars

A Warm Meal for the New Year

by Jordan Caldwell –  Here is a recipe to warm you up from the inside out! While you let the short ribs braise, you can set your New Year’s Resolutions and pack away Christmas décor. The liquid that you are braising the short ribs in can be used to make a sauce by simply adding a slurry (1 tbsp cornstarch to 3 tbsp water) to thicken it and then drizzling it over the entire meal. I used butternut squash in this recipe, but you can utilize any squash you prefer.Read More