Crab Cakes with roasted red pepper cream sauce

Passing appetizers in individual small porcelain dishes with small bamboo forks make them all the more special.

Homemade Soup and Salad on a cold Day

Who doesn't love a hot bowl of soup or two on a cold autumn day. Moroccan Lentil with
square of baked parmesan
polenta garnished with fresh cilantro
Butternut and Pear with creme fraiche swirl.

Salads are tossed in freshly prepared vinaigrettes.

Lunch to Go, Lunch boxes

Lunch boxes seem to be popular with everyone from business lunches to groups going out sight seeing. A sandwich or fresh salad, some fruit and of course a dessert, a mexican chocolate cupcake or coconut and lemon curd tart!

Best of Show

I was so excited when my pumpkin took "Best of Show" at our county fair. People wanted to know how did it. I took a chance and planted it early. It was just the perfect summer for everything that likes the heat.
I will be baking a lot of zucchini bread too!

50th Reunion


Classmates gathered from all over at a local home to enjoy each other’s company at a recent 50th high school reunion. It was a beautiful day. The hostess had fun setting the tables with different linens, flowers from her own garden and even single LP's of their favorite music from way back when. For appetizers the guests were served hot stuffed sausage mushrooms, Parmesan toasts spread with a layered assorted pesto and cream cheese butter and peeled their own local fresh spot prawns. Fresh Sockeye salmon, Pork tenderloin with island plum chutney, creamy Mac and 3 cheeses, roasted golden and red beet, fresh summer mixed bean and organic green salad with Asian miso dressing and crumbled blue cheese were on the buffet. For dessert? Fresh local berry crisp Alamode!

Wonderful and Scrumptous

Hi Deborah

Our family truly want to thank you again for providing a wonderful and scrumptious dinner. It was everything and more
than we could have dreamed of----right down to the finest detail. You have the touch for fine food and we commend you.

Our time on San Juan was wonderful (and as you know) the wild life from our window never ceased.
We all hope to be there again soon.

Once again, thank you---and also for your few minutes of baby sitting which helped considerably.

Hope the remainder of you summer is good to you,

Warm wishes,

Cal and Marilyn Hutchins.
Happy diners is what it is all about. Tonight's menu...
Chorizo Dates wrapped in bacon
Fresh Shrimp Spring Rolls 
Marinated grilled Lamb, Chicken and Crimini mushrooms
   served with a island plum chutney
Roasted mixed Pepper
Barley Pilaf
Snap peas and Green peas,
   with red onion and fresh herbs
Apple, Strawberry, Rhubarb crisp ala mode

Family Reunion Buffet

When the relatives come, it is sure nice to just have the food show up. Go out and play. Let me help you make the visit enjoyable!

4th of July Cake Walk

Getting a few items ready to donate to the cake walk at the PIG WAR BBQ. There are always ways to contribute items in a small community to a fundraiser. 
Great weather has meant an early harvest of summer squash and flowers
Serving up a casual lunch at Lakedale Resort during a recent symposium
Seconds? Of Course!
Salmon, Corn and New Potato Chowder
Flatbreads topped with Caramelized Sweet Onions, Olives and Feta
Molasses and Snicker Doodle cookies