Posts By Vanessa

I love this salsa. It's so fresh and perfect for summer. I actually normally don't like mango, but I love it here. The mango and onion play perfectly together.    

Relishes and chutneys are amazing condiments. I love this peach and onion relish for the play between the sweet peach and the sharp onion. It's great with cheese, in a sandwich, or as an accompaniment for meat. And it's surprisingly easy to make.

I was watching this TV show the other day where this girl goes into this virtual reality. The sky was a bright blue, and there was a perfect fluffy little cloud in the sky. This fluffy little cloud was repeated all the way across the horizon. The street was perfectly clean and the sounds echoed in a hollow way. It’s…

satay veggies

I love this satay with broccoli. The veggies can easily be switched to whatever veggies are available. You'll also want to increase or decrease the peanut butter, sweet chili, and soy sauce to your preference. Add 400g chicken if you like.  

On of my favourite jobs while I was working as an intern, was to go out into our garden and pick flowers to use as garnishes for some of our dishes. I loved to be out in nature as the sun slowly set over the ocean. At first it was a little scary to approach the voluminous basil bush. No…

Catalina View Gardens

Earlier this month I was able to visit a farm down the road from the restaurant I work at. This farm supplies a lot of the food we serve. It has the most incredible views of the sea. And what I enjoyed most about this farm is how they’re still exploring what they want to do and how they want…

In trying to understand the current food industry and how it works, taking a look a chicken is a good place to start. In broad strokes, the chicken industry does not paint humans in good light. From the time the egg is hatched, to what happens with the meat, there is so much wrong with the picture. The cost for…

When it comes to food processing and additives it’s so easy to think that surely adding vitamins to bread is a good thing? And reducing fat can’t be bad? The problem lies in the fact that we just don’t know enough to be able to meddle with nature. The relationships that exist, for example between nutrients in food and how…

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