Quick and easy winter soups

January 18th, 2016

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. […]

A Savage summer’s plenty: zucchini

August 6th, 2015

  Baby zucchini sautéed with tomatoes, on toast or rice Zucchini stuffed with barley and spelt, salmon and spices Baby zuke salad Zucchini? The tiny ones are so welcome when they come along, pushing up out of their edible flowers. Then they grow and grow and grow — unless you pick them young. The big kitchen […]

  • One chicken, five easy pieces

    June 9th, 2015

    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, if you’re cooking for more than two, double or triple the recipes. The point is, a chicken goes a long way — and costs […]

    Food Security: reflections of a food writer

    May 3rd, 2015

    Cream of Garden Chive Soup with Parmesan Crisps (GF) Chive Vinaigrette (GF, ND) 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 era food was still […]

    Savagely delightful slow and healthy Moroccan cookery

    March 2nd, 2015

    By Leslie Savage Revelstoke Current Food Editor 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. […]

    Love those Crescendo oils!

    October 17th, 2014
  • Savagely delightful cooking in Morocco

    October 2nd, 2014

    Spicy Eggplant, Pepper and Tomato Sauce on Garlic Toast with Goat Cheese Ratatouille with Butternut Squash, Yellow Peppers and Yam Harvest Chutney Ras el hanout A year ago I went on a cookery trip to Morocco, in October. It was a foodies’ delight: river valley tracks through ancient orchards where pomegranates and peaches were falling […]

    How low-fat can you go?

    June 10th, 2014

    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 list. One month of extreme low-fat cooking has taught me that moderation in most things has value. Three weeks ago, […]

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

    May 26th, 2014

    Advertising Feature By David F. Rooney 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. “Our food is very simple, very good and high quality,” says manager Emma […]

    Mexican for Mother’s Day!

    May 11th, 2014

    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, […]

    Easy Easter dinner

    April 14th, 2014

      Spicy Glazed Quail, Chicken Legs and Wings Yam Fritters Easy Apple Cake with Maple Crumbs, Vanilla Bean Ice cream and Maple Syrup. My grandmother, who was born in 1885 and lived to 106,  talked of March and April on the farm, in the rocky and barely arable Eastern Ontario soil her Loyalist grandparents inherited […]

    Great cookie recipes to celebrate spring

    April 14th, 2014

    Editor’s Note: The Revelstoke Current’s invitation to post great cookie recipes is having its desired effect. We have received a couple of  recipes that sure sound delicious.You can try them out and see what you think. And we’d sure like to post more great recipes here in the days to come so please e-mail your […]