SOUL FOOD RECIPES: Roasted Carrot Soup

SOUL FOOD RECIPES: Roasted Carrot Soup

Roasted Carrot Soup recipe The humble carrot soup is often often overlooked or dismissed as boring. But one taste of this version will convert even the staunchest critic. As most of us in the Pacific Northwest are well aware of, eating seasonally during the mid winter...
Soul Food Recipes: Wild mushroom risotto

Soul Food Recipes: Wild mushroom risotto

From my earliest days of catering in the private chef world, risotto has always been a staple. With such an abundance of gorgeous fungi at our disposal here in Vancouver, mushroom risotto is an obvious and delicious marriage. I hope you enjoy one of my personal...
Sustainable Farming Done Right: Sumas Mountain Farms

Sustainable Farming Done Right: Sumas Mountain Farms

I’m proud to announce that I am now purchasing chicken, grass fed beef and Berkshire pork products  (almost) exclusively from Trevor and Kelly at Sumas Mountain Farms. Sumas provides the only 100% certified organic and BC SPCA-certified “grass-fed & finished” beef...
Soul Food Recipes: Clam Chowder

Soul Food Recipes: Clam Chowder

There’s nothing like a steamy bowl of fresh clam chowder to warm your soul on a chilly winter’s eve. This has been one of my favorite soul food recipes since beginning my career as a personal chef:   You’ll need For the clams 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large shallot,...
Home Pickling: Dill Pickles, Asparagus, Heirloom Carrots

Home Pickling: Dill Pickles, Asparagus, Heirloom Carrots

You can start off your home pickling by sterilizing your jars, this is an important step, particularly if you’re planning on pickling big batches and having them around for awhile. It’s only a matter of a solid cleaning and heating to ensure we minimize foreign bodies...