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Eric Akis: Pesto stars in this tasty carrot soup

Eric Akis: Pesto stars in this tasty carrot soup

This easy to make, fine-tasting soup is made with locally grown carrots.
Eric Akis: Splash of butter beefs up the taste of grilled steak

Eric Akis: Splash of butter beefs up the taste of grilled steak

Ever wondered why beef steak tastes better when you eat out? One word: butter.
Eric Akis: These strawberry fools will be welcome at any springtime party

Eric Akis: These strawberry fools will be welcome at any springtime party

In-season, ripe local berries star in this easy to make, rich and creamy dessert.
Eric Akis: A warming leek soup for a chilly spring day

Eric Akis: A warming leek soup for a chilly spring day

Alliums from the farm market put to good use on an unseasonably cold and wet afternoon
Eric Akis: Double chocolate layer cake perfect for Dad

Eric Akis: Double chocolate layer cake perfect for Dad

Dense chocolate cake and rich chocolate icing are layered together in a classic dessert, perfect for Father's Day.
Eric Akis: Get spicy with Indian-style chicken tikka kabobs

Eric Akis: Get spicy with Indian-style chicken tikka kabobs

Cubed chicken breast is marinated with an aromatic mix of spices, threaded on skewers and grilled until richly coloured and very flavourful.
Eric Akis: Bake your own classic coconut cream pie

Eric Akis: Bake your own classic coconut cream pie

Rich treat that became popular in North America in the early 20th century after dried forms of coconut that could be used in baking became widely available
Eric Akis: Sunny days call for pizza on the grill

Eric Akis: Sunny days call for pizza on the grill

Rounds of pizza dough are grilled on one side, inverted onto a work surface, topped, and then set back on the barbecue until hot, cooked and delicious
Eric Akis: Over the top with liver and onions

Eric Akis: Over the top with liver and onions

Budget-friendly meat’s big, bold flavour is amped up by rich red wine mushroom sauce
Eric Akis: Impress your guests with beautiful B.C. halibut

Eric Akis: Impress your guests with beautiful B.C. halibut

B.C. halibut fillets are seasoned, roasted and served on risotto, accented with bits of asparagus, lemon zest, Parmesan cheese and other flavourful things.