Tag Archives: Salad

The Secret Gardener

As the server walks away, they hold their breath…entrees artistically plated with fresh morsels, combined into an intoxicating experience for the senses. Fork lifted to mouth. Eyes roll heavenward, a satisfied smile appears…success. For Sarah Wallbank and Takashi Ohya, the creative couple ‘behind the counter’ at Riso in Lantzville, those coveted smiles are the power source that feeds their […]

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Sweet Beet Citrus Salad

After interviewing Sarah Wallbank at Riso, we were chatting outside about sharing a recipe, it was a beautiful sunny day just hinting of spring’s arrival. So we both thought…salad. This is what she sent me and it is a delightful burst of fresh flavours! “I’m always pulling in seasonal ingredients, but I especially look forward […]

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In A Hurry Chimmichurri

This savoury sauce  has its origins in Argentina and is traditionally served with grilled meats. Nutritionist and Red Seal Chef at ACMe Food Co., Marcie Guerin has taken it a step further. This is the flavour base to many of the delectable dishes at the restaurant, one of the most popular being the Quinoa salad. […]

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‘Pear’-fect Potato Salad

Next to sunshine on the beach, the most wonderful part about summer is SALAD! It is so easy to create a simple meal that features a few fresh flavours  with minimal fuss.  On my last trip to Coombs, my nearby foodie inspiration spot, I found a huge bag of fresh, island grown baby potatoes. I […]

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The Perils of Potluck…

‘Fess up! I know I am NOT alone here…who else breaks out into a cold sweat when deciding what to bring to a potluck these days? It used to be easy…make your standard dip, grab a bag of chips and off we go! No sweat. Fast forward to today. First, my entire family wants me […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.