Quick and easy winter soups

By Leslie Savage Five Minute Corn Chowder Ten Minute Thai Chicken Rice Soup Thirty Minute Bean, Veggie and Sausage Taco Soup Five Minute Oyster Stew When fresh vegetables are scarce and expensive, frozen ones are a good substitute. Along with a few tinned items the freezer section offers soups that are homemade but very quick. One fresh item ensures... 

A Savage summer’s plenty: zucchini

Nothing could be easier on a hot day than a salad of baby zucchini and fresh garden tomatoes.What else can you prep in about three minutes? And for ambitious zucchini fans here are two recipes for stuffed zukes. Leslie Savage photo   Leslie Savage Baby zucchini sautéed with tomatoes, on toast or rice Zucchini stuffed with barley and spelt, salmon... 

One chicken, five easy pieces

Heat wave cookery: One chicken, 5 meals for two. Roast or spit-grill the chick until skin is brown and crispy. Then some easy suppers with minimal kitchen time, plus chicken stock for soups. by Leslie Savage Buy a nice plump 6 pound chicken. Roast it. Dice it. Boil the bones for soup. Here’s how two people can eat one chicken for five dinners. Okay,... 

Food Security: reflections of a food writer

Leslie Savage Cream of Garden Chive Soup with Parmesan Crisps (GF) Chive Vinaigrette (GF, ND) Chive soup will keep in the fridge a few days. Food security: few phrases bring home to me with such clarity the generation gap of which I’m at the increasingly distant end. I grew up in an era when Canadian families all ate together because in the post-war... 

Savagely delightful slow and healthy Moroccan cookery

Tagines are the basic cook pots of Morocco. Roadside vendors throughout the country sell them by the thousands — earthenware terracotta pointy-topped vessels, piled up six feet or more in stacks beside bus stops and wayside markets. Don’t they break? Yes, probably, that’s why so many are sold. You can buy a tagine here at Big Mountain Kitchen... 

Love those Crescendo oils!

Crescendo’s Daniel Weber draws some specialty vinegar from a an amphora for Big Mountain Kitchen and Linen proprietor Nicole Cherlet on Friday during the opening of a major display of Crescendo’s product line at Nicole’s progressive and well-appointed shop on Mackenzie Avenue. Crescendo did have its own store on First Street West but... 

Savagely delightful cooking in Morocco

Come let Food Editor Leslie Savage guide you on an exploration of Moroccan cuisine. Unlike these dunes in the Sahara Desert Moroccan cuisine is replete with savoury and tantalizing scents and flavours. Leslie Savage photo Spicy Eggplant, Pepper and Tomato Sauce on Garlic Toast with Goat Cheese Ratatouille with Butternut Squash, Yellow Peppers and Yam Harvest... 

How low-fat can you go?

Testing soup recipes with soy milk, regular skim and buttermilk. Leslie Savage photo Food Editor Leslie Savage Soups for Suppers: low-fat, low-salt, some non-dairy. Asian Vegan Hot and Sour Soup Lemony Lentil Soup Easy Tomato Veggie Soup Vichysoisse Nouveau Monde Caldo verde  With a comparison chart for proteins, fat and cholesterol, plus a reading... 

Looking for that hole in one? Be sure you enjoy the Last Tee, too!

Advertising Feature After a couple of hours on the hunt for that hole-in-one or sub-par score there is no better way to end your morning than sitting down to lunch at the Revelstoke Golf Club’s Last Tee restaurant. Manager Emma Kirkland and former Powder Springs Chef Victoria Leeson have put together a delicious-looking menu of breakfast, luncheon... 

Mexican for Mother’s Day!

Food Editor Leslie Savage Mexican for Mother’s Day Easy recipes for dads and kids to make–with shopping list Dinner for 5-6 people Tacos with beef and cheese Fish tacos Salad with corn, black beans, oranges and goat cheese For Mother’s Day, give mum a break from the kitchen with a Mexican treat. Tacos, beef and/or fish, plus a salad, along... 

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