Summertime and the Cooking is Easy

There is so much good, local food available right now that cooking and eating is just a pure pleasure!

We went to the Kits Farmer’s Market this morning and came home with leaf lettuce, 3 kinds of berries (raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries), apricots, cherries, and baby shitake mushrooms. The fish shop has fresh Qualicum Bay scallops, halibut, salmon, and arctic char.

So, tonight’s dinner was linguine with scallops in a lemon butter sauce from Donna Hay’s “New Food Fast", and a lettuce and berries salad with a berry balsamic vinaigrette based on a recipe in “Canada Cooks Salads".

Dinner on Friday night at Il Terrazzo in Victoria provided a reminder that proseco isn’t just for New Year’s Eve, it’s a wonderful, refreshing summer wine too, so we had a couple of chilled glasses to help with the cooking and eating tonight.

20:03:58 . 2010/07/25 . Doug . 140 words . 2460 views . Food .