Monday, November 08, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Making canned tomatoes

So in addition to making jam, I also canned tomatoes this year. I can't wait to dig into these in the coming blustery months. You can bet that I'll be making poached eggs in tomato sauce at some point. My parents recommended freezing tomatoes over canning, but I'm glad we went this route. The process is relaxing and the product adds to our emergency stores.

Friday, November 05, 2010


In August, Jamie Cummins opened a restaurant in Victoria: Relish Food + Coffee. Yes, he's a friend, but you guys. It's amazing. It has homemade everything. Biscuits. Muffins. Cookies. Bread. Bacon. Sausage. Gnocchi. Yesterday I had the homemade pasta with tomato sauce, a generous portion of fresh mozza and a ton of sauteed greens. It was simple and perfect.

Even though it's not located near my office, I often hustle over there on my bike to have lunch with friends (more often than not I'm meeting my buddy Susan from my old place of work). The cauliflower soup pictured here was one of Susan's meal choices shortly after Relish first opened, and it's the only decent photo that I have. If you want to see some additonal photos and read some additional gushing words, check out this review in Eat Magazine.

I wish Relish was open on weekends, so I could go more often, but I also don't want Jamie to burn out. Opening a restaurant looks like a lot of work, yo.