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Nourish Cookbook Review and Blog Hop

May 4, 2016

It's nice to be back with another fresh new cookbook to review and this time the focus is on health and flavour with Nourish - Whole food recipes featuring seeds, nuts and beans.

The authors of this new Canadian cookbook, Nettie Cronish and Cara Rosenbloom, bonded over their shared love of co…

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Per La Famiglia Cookbook Review and Giveaway

March 22, 2016

It's time for another new Canada-wide simultaneous cookbook review, as myself and food bloggers across the country fill our kitchens with recipes from Per La Famiglia - Memories and Recipes of Southern Italian Home Cooking by Emily Richards.

Once you've read about my experience making Per La …

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Brown Butter Enoki Gnocci with Crispy Sage

January 27, 2015

I’m back again with a new guest post with Mushrooms Canada, and excited to share a fast and flavourful recipe for Brown Butter Enoki Gnocchi with Canadian Enoki mushrooms and crispy fried sage.

Working with Canada's smallest cultivated mushroom, the fairy-like Enoki, was a tasty eye-opener an…

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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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Learning the art of canning with Bernardin

December 1, 2014

 

Being able to actually conquer the skill of canning and preserving at home is easier that you might expect, it only takes a desire to try and the right tools to get the job done. Luckily those tools are all wrapped up in the handy Bernardin Home Canning Starter package.

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Creating your own edible small space garden

May 22, 2014

Can we finally officially call it spring across the country? I know we've had it easy on the west coast as snow persisted across much of Canada, but the great white north is finally melting back to a soft spring green hue, so it's time to start thinking about getting some edible plants growing at …

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An epic Thanksgiving feast at the farm

October 15, 2013

Every fall something magical happens at a Central Vancouver Island farm, and I was once again lucky enough to be invited this year to be part of a unforgettable Thanksgiving feast.

Nestled in the forested foothills of Mount Arrowsmith, our foodie friend Jesse's Outrageous Edibles & Bedibles plant …

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Bacon-wrapped Rosemary Pork Loin on the BBQ

August 29, 2013

Summer's not over quite over yet, and the upcoming long weekend is the perfect time to fire up the barbeque and make a meal to remember. And I've got just the meal to try, packed with herb-y flavour, easy to prepare and, frankly, pretty dang fun to both make and eat - Bacon-Wrapped Rosemary Pork L…

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Canada's first online live Cookalong with Vikram Vij

February 20, 2013

Have you ever dreamed of your favourite chef coming into right your kitchen to teach you how to cook a dinner just like them?

When I have these dreams, one of the faces I wish I could see beside me at the stove is Vikram Vij, award-winning chef, author and Canadian hero of Indian cuisine. Well, th…

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