Category Archives: Slow Eats, FAST


Carbonara with Chanterelles & Chorizo

A quick post here, just so you all know nothing bad has happened.

On the contrary!  Things are good at Casa Vittles these days.  The weather has stayed good, we’ve been eating lots of fresh food, and the harvest keeps coming in! (It’s great to have generous neighbours with green thumbs.)

I feel like I’ve neglected IV recently, though, (I’ve got this new thing I’m working on that I’m really excited about, but it’s taking most of my time), so I wanted to take a few minutes to share this simple, but very tasty meal we had for dinner last night. Continue reading


Spot Prawn (Shrimp) & Corn Chowder

Spot prawn season is over here in the Pacific Northwest for this year, but on my last visit to the dock before it was all over, I picked up several tubs of frozen-at-sea tails to put in the freezer.

In terms of biological categorization, spot prawns are actually shrimp.  It’s their large size that have bumped them up to prawn status in the layman’s eyes.  Continue reading


Cauliflower Puree


Cauliflower puree is an example of how a side dish can really be the star of the plate.

This under-utilized (in my opinion) brassica has become very popular as of late, showing up in place of potatoes in alternative versions of Shepherd’s Pie and Bangers & Mash and even replacing the flour in a pizza crust. But aside from the versatility that makes it ideal for the gluten-free, low-carb and diabetic diet, cooked, pureed cauliflower has a velvety texture and lightly earthy taste that has me craving and building meals around it all fall and winter long. Continue reading