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Eric Akis: Fruit crumble a crowd-pleasing summer treat

Eric Akis: Fruit crumble a crowd-pleasing summer treat

In this easy dessert, a fine mix of B.C. summer fruit is baked topped with a buttery, crumbly topping
Eric Akis: Cold, cooked seafood stars in this Shrimp Louie Salad

Eric Akis: Cold, cooked seafood stars in this Shrimp Louie Salad

This colourful, cool — and somewhat retro — dish featuring shrimp, boiled eggs and local summer vegetables is perfect for warm summer evenings.
Eric Akis: Beat the summer heat with this cool salmon dish

Eric Akis: Beat the summer heat with this cool salmon dish

Chilled salmon is served with a tangy-sweet chutney yogurt sauce and a curried rice salad — a perfect meal to make in advance when it's hot out.
Eric Akis: Spice up your barbecue sauce with splash of cola

Eric Akis: Spice up your barbecue sauce with splash of cola

Fire up the BBQ: These tender pork side ribs are slathered and served with cola barbecue sauce.
Eric Akis: Tasty burger combines salmon and lingcod

Eric Akis: Tasty burger combines salmon and lingcod

Fresh fillets of sockeye salmon and lingcod, chopped, seasoned and formed into patties, are grilled and set in buns with complementary ingredients.
Eric Akis: Summer minestrone packed with farm fresh vegetables

Eric Akis: Summer minestrone packed with farm fresh vegetables

When you overdo it at the farmers market, it's a fine time to make vegetable soup
Eric Akis: Vanilla bundt cake a crowd-pleaser with summer berries

Eric Akis: Vanilla bundt cake a crowd-pleaser with summer berries

If you need an unpretentious, classic, everyone-will-enjoy dessert to bring to a potluck, family gathering or other get-together, you can't go wrong with a good bundt cake.
Eric Akis: Summer vegetables brighten up lamb stew

Eric Akis: Summer vegetables brighten up lamb stew

This tasty lamb stew is rich with B.C. wine and a range of just-picked local summer vegetables: spring onions, snap-top carrots, shelling peas, nugget potatoes and some tender young leaves of chard.
Eric Akis: Pancake mix ready for the road

Eric Akis: Pancake mix ready for the road

Here’s a recipe for pancake mix that you can quickly turn into batter by mixing some wet ingredients.
Eric Akis: Portobello mushrooms make a great burger — without the meat

Eric Akis: Portobello mushrooms make a great burger — without the meat

Marinated and grilled portobello mushrooms are topped with cheese, and then set in buns with mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes and onions