Gravlax

Gravlax is a Nordic dish often served as an appetizer. Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 3 tsp brown sugar 3 tsp coarse salt 1 tsp cracked peppercorns 2 tbsp crushed coriander seeds or dill 1 tbsp orange zest 3tsp lemon zest or lime zest 500 g thick slice of salmon fillet, skin off (Salmon must be […]

Creamy Mushroom Tarts

from Marg Best 3 Tbsp fresh shallots, finely chopped 4 Tbsp butter 1/2 lb mushrooms finely chopped (pulse with food processor until fine) 2 Tbsp flour 1 cup whipping cream 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp lemon juice 3 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley 2 Tbsp chopped chives 2-3 Tbsp Parmesan cheese   Melt butter in frying […]

Guide to Reidel Stemware

♫ You say “tom – at – ooh” . . . I say “tom – ate – oh” You say “Rye – dell” . . . I say “Ree – dle” Tom – at – ooh . . . “tom – ate – oh” “Rye – dell” . . . “Ree – dle” Let’s learn […]

Sommeliers Food & Wine Pairing

Thirty-five Saanich Sommelier members gathered at the home of Marg and Don Best on May 12, 2015 to sample an extraordinary selection of wines paired with delicious dishes prepared by Marg.  Each wine was carefully chosen to complement and enhance the flavours of the dishes served, providing an exceptional evening of fun and learning. The pairings […]