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Butter Celebrates with Christmas Panettone, a Canadian Blog Hop and Giveaway

November 25, 2015

I've been excited about this day for a while now, because #ButterBakedBloggers are back with something new! There's a fresh cookbook bringing together everything sweet and butter-baked about holidays and celebrations throughout the year. Butter Celebrates! A Year of Sweet Recipes to Share with F…

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Roasted Tomato Bread Cornucopia

October 9, 2015

I've been busy with some exciting life and food projects lately, but it's great to be back to share a fun Thanksgiving edible centerpiece recipe - Roasted Tomato Bread Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty. I've always loved seeing Cornucopias on Thanksgiving buffet tables, symbol of abundance and prospe…

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Holiday Stuffing-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

December 9, 2014

As a huge mushroom lover, I'm so proud to have my first guest post on Mushrooms Canada today. I'm sharing a recipe for Holiday Stuffing-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, an eye-catching side dish that's a great way to bring the largest cultivated mushrooms in Canada to your festive table.

There are als…

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Herb-Infused Sea Salt Soft Prezels

June 9, 2014

It's a sea salt & herb-flavoured June this year, as 30 food bloggers across Canada answer the question "How do you #Herbamare", creating new recipes using Herbamare Herb-Infused Sea Salt.

I've been having a blast experimenting and I'm happy to share one of my recipe winners - Herb-Infused Sea Sal…

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Bacon Sage Stuffins (Stuffing Muffins)

November 22, 2013

As part of my recent cooking experiment with roasting a Turducken for the first time, I wanted to include a fun side dish with our dinner - one that was on 'theme' with things being stuffed inside other things.

As a festive turkey/duck/chicken and stuffing go hand in hand, I decided to try out a c…

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Portabella Mushroom & Garlic White Pizza

July 16, 2013

Ah mushrooms, I can't count the different ways that I love you. My passion has led me right out into the forests of Vancouver Island to forage for wild Chanterelles, and I'm always looking for new ways to incorporate any and all varieties into my cooking.

When Fresh Mushrooms.com wrote to me rece…

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Simple Pizza Dough

July 15, 2013

Friday night has always been pizza night at the Wright house. After a long week at work, it was the night we'd pick up a pizza and a movie on the way home and spend a relaxed evening together as a family.

And as I've started teaching myself to cook everything from scratch, pizza has been one of my…

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Bagels - get ready for your close-up...

June 27, 2013

I've been enjoying delving further into the world of food photography this year, there's something very satisfying about getting that perfect shot that makes the food I've made look as good as its tastes (or better!).

A good friend offered me the use of her lighting softbox to see how the difused l…

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Penticton welcomes the 2013 Wine Bloggers Conference

June 7, 2013

 

After a whirlwind cross-country visit to Philadelphia, I'm back in British Columbia as my back-to-back food blogging/wine blogger conference travels continue. I had a quick two days rest at home on Vancouver Island after returning from Philly, then (still a little jet-lagged) I hopped in the car…

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Sour Cream & Chive Potato Mini Buns

May 15, 2013

I am a very lucky food blogger to be attending my very first Eat.Write.Retreat weekend in Philadelphia at the end of this month, showcasing great cooking, photography and writing with valuable connections within the food community.

One of the fun things that EWR does to get attendees fired up in …

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Baking for fun: National Grilled Cheese Day

April 12, 2013

When I heard that today is the silly yet delicious-sounding National Grilled Cheese Day, I decided to bake a mega loaf of bread. And it worked!

This one loaf contains the dough of three regular sized loaves of bread and is almost a foot tall. I can't wait to see what the Grilled Cheeses I make fr…

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Creating a personalized wild sourdough starter

February 13, 2013

 

I've spent the last few years learning how to make a variety of breads at home, and one of my proudest achievements was successfully creating my very own sourdough starter for making bread. 

I decided to go old-school with the sourdough technique, very old-school in fact, without using any pur…

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Ultra-Trendy Chia Seed Bagels to start 2013

January 14, 2013

I had to laugh when I recently read that chia seeds are going to be one of the food trends of the coming year, with both the Huffington Post and Chatelaine proclaiming Chia to be a 'superfood to watch' in 2013. For once, I'm feeling a little smug and ahead of the curve, as I made friends with this…

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Épis de Blé - a Thanksgiving-worthy baguette

October 7, 2012

I had the privilege of being invited to a Thanksgiving feast potluck at a Central Vancouver Island farm yesterday, the very place I buy my amazing vegetable plants each spring, in fact. My friends who own this farm have begun the Thanksgiving weekend tradition of throwing a huge potluck feast in o…

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All Hail Doughvember!

November 23, 2011

The more Twitter foodie people I follow, the more excited I get about what's happening with food conversations on social media.

A great example of this is searching up the hashtag #doughvember. Yes, it's a play on the Movember Movement: http://ca.movember.com/ where men grow a mustache in the…

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