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Valerie Harrison
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Valerie is the author of More Than Burnt Toast living in British Columbia, Canada. Join Valerie as she explores the worlds cuisine using local and sustainable ingredients found in the Pacific Northwest. Every day we should be inspired and excited about what we are eating even if it just means making use of a wonderful find at our local farmers market.

My Hometown Guide- Top 5 Hidden Gems of Kelowna

My Hometown Guide- Top 5 Hidden Gems of Kelowna

Valerie Harrison exposed the best eateries in Kelowna, British Columbia. #myhometownguide…

Winemakers Coronation Grape Cake

Winemakers Coronation Grape Cake

This lovely cake should be served room temperature with a touch of whipped cream and a glass of wine.…

Fried Green Tomato BLT with a Sweet Basil Mayonnaise

Fried Green Tomato BLT with a Sweet Basil Mayonnaise

Before the arrival of the first frost, Valerie Harrison recreates a twist on a standard BLT.…

Pesto Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Pesto Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

Valerie Harrison with a super simple, but utterly delicious salad recipe.…

Heat Up the Kitchen With Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise

Heat Up the Kitchen With Farmers Market Asparagus Vichyssoise

This is the season for the last of the Spring asparagus, the delightful fragrance of chives, mint, chervil and tarragon filling the air to season your dishes.…

Grilled Brie And Ciabatta With Slow-Roasted Sunblushed Tomatoes

Grilled Brie And Ciabatta With Slow-Roasted Sunblushed Tomatoes

While you're puttering around your house this weekend, tuck a pan of tomatoes in the oven, come back several hours later, and have a peak. They will add a whole new dimension of flavour to your appetizer…

British Columbia Spot Prawns With Lemon Fennel And Arugula Salad

British Columbia Spot Prawns With Lemon Fennel And Arugula Salad

Spot Prawns are natural, sustainable fast food. If you choose to boil them they cook in two minutes in a pot of boiling water.…

Back To The Future: Spring Green Chicken Tonnato Salad

Back To The Future: Spring Green Chicken Tonnato Salad

Valerie Harrison flips through one of her all time favorite cookbooks and decides to gently escort one recipe into the 21'st Century. …

About Foraging And Creamy Morel Mushrooms On Grilled Ciabatta Bread

About Foraging And Creamy Morel Mushrooms On Grilled Ciabatta Bread

Valerie Harrison goes foraging for one of her favorite spring time comfort foods. …

Secrets To The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Secrets To The Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Valerie Harrison with her take on what might just be the comfort food of all comfort foods. …

One A Penny, Two A Penny Hot Cross Buns

One A Penny, Two A Penny Hot Cross Buns

Valerie Harrison with the story of one of the most famous baked Easter goods.…

Cooking Classes And Chicken Saltimbocca With Shaved Lemon Fennel Salad

Cooking Classes And Chicken Saltimbocca With Shaved Lemon Fennel Salad

Valerie Harrison takes a cooking class with Chef Darin Paterson, and comes back with a few new tricks up her sleeve.…