“Coffee & Dessert on The Coastside”

Tomato Harvest!

The ripening of fruit marks another fall season upon us.

This summer, with record temperatures and ceaseless sunshine, we were assured of a full bounty of sweet edibles!

It is incredible how delicious a home grown place-in-a-pot-on-your-patio-and-water-twice-a-day tomato can taste! Succulent, aromatic, and lemony. These were the fruits of very little labour, I am embarrassed to admit. Before this year’s try at growing our own, I was under the belief that the best tomatoes could only be found in southern Italy!

Changes in time invariably bring changes in season. Fall weather brings relief from the unusual scorching temperatures on the coast, so what better way to celebrate (slightly) cooler weather than to bake (or grill, in this case) some bread!

And, since nature gave us (heavenly) tomatoes, we feature a ratatouille.  To accompany this rich and flavourful dish, try our version of Naan, that smokey, soft and chewy leavened bread that goes with just about everything.

Fall Tomato Ratatouille with Coastal Naan Bread Recipes

For those who have not yet discovered our beautiful book, consider getting a copy for yourself or as a gift. Unique in its museum-book quality and Pacific coastal subject matter, this travel/dessert book features delicious recipes, including those from select restaurants on the Coastside. Printed in Italy, in hard cover, large format, measuring 10 3/4″ tall by 11.5″ wide, it makes the “perfect coffee table book”, as many of our purchasers have proclaimed. You wouldn’t want to miss it.

(Preview book by watching our video.)

(For international customers, please contact us for special pricing.)

Our book is available through this website (free shipping for first book), Amazon, and through select local retailers.


The Coffee Table Book on The Coastside: 

“…a beautiful compilation and the confections look delicious!”

The Former First Lady, Laura Bush

This 288-page, full color, 5.5 pound, 11.5″wx10.75″hx1.13″d, hardcover coffee table book was printed in Verona, Italy on 170gsm Gardamatt paper, each image spot varnished for vibrance, crowned by vivid Matte Laminated cover and silk-screen spot-lettering on the Jacket and Spine of the book, and finally bound in none other than Padua, Italy, the center of book-making!

For those who love the Art of Print, they will appreciate the high quality of this beautiful photographic landscape and dessert document of our Pacific Northern Coastside.



Take a trip down our Coastside…

Just beyond The Tunnel, winding past Devil’s Slide, a quaint community awaits.

This book is a visual and gastronomic tribute to the beauty that lies along this dramatic Pacific coastline.  

What better place to stop a while, savour a cup of coffee, and a morsel of dessert? Maybe you, too, will fall in love with our Coastside.

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(If there is any glitch with ordering, please contact us!)

Having spent hours taking photographs amidst empty beaches, beneath towering Cypresses, and overlooking endless bluffs, I am reminded by that insightful Shakespeare, who wrote, “Life’s but a walking shadow; a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more.”

PHC, Author
Moss Beach Productions

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