Happy Easter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peas Please

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Have you planted your peas yet? Peas, along with tomatoes are one of those things that are best picked fresh off the plant. Peas are so easy to grow, they're quick to germinate and are one of the only green things our daughter will eat without disguising. One of my favourite ways to eat peas, aside from out of their shells, is with lemon, mint, olive oil and salt and pepper. Actually, that's my favourite way to eat most things. 

Photo's | Janaki Larsen

Vernal Fancies

Friday, March 28, 2014


Even when I was a kid I had a thing for branches. I clearly remember my mom bringing in a branch with tightly closed buds and feeling bewildered by it. It was too early for blossoms but magically they opened in the warmth of our house and that was enough to hook me for life. It's one of those simple things that can bring a lot of joy when the days never seem to get lighter and the rain just won't let up. 
Happy Spring everyone!

Photo's | Janaki Larsen

Simple Things

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

 I've never been one for fussy or clever cooking. It's not that I don't appreciate it but I just don't eat that way. Growing up, my mom had an uncanny way of opening the fridge door and what to most people would look like an empty fridge, she could make a beautiful, simple meal. The above lunch is made with very few ingredients, hardly takes anytime and is hugely satisfying. Good crusty bread is a bonus.

4 cups of stock
2 cups of soaked lima beans
2 sprigs of rosemary
1 onion chopped
couple of cloves of garlic, crushed
1 grilled sausage
drizzle of olive oil
salt | pepper

Sautée the onions and garlic until translucent. Add the stock, soaked beans and rosemary. Cook down until thick, you can use an immersion blender to puree a little but I like to leave some texture. Grill up a sausage, drizzle some olive oil and enjoy!

Photo's | Janaki Larsen

Seeking Dark Wonders

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Next weekend we'll be holding a studio sale and raffle in the garage at Le Marché.
This is a great opportunity to support young local artists and get some smoking deals on original pieces. 
There will also be new ceramics from Janaki and some paintings from Patricia Larsen.
You can buy 5$ raffle tickets to win one of the above works. More details on their site http://seekingdarkwonders.tumblr.com
See you there!