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Blog posts : "fruit"

Candied Ginger & Lemon Peel for baking and garnishes

November 24, 2015

I've been making my own candied ginger for several years after realizing exactly how easy it is to make at home. For this holiday season, I wanted to bump up the flavour with a simple mixture of candied ginger and lemon peel to use in my holiday sweet breads and Christmas cakes. The mild spicine…

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The Canning Kitchen Cookbook Review

August 25, 2015

It's time for another cookbook review and today it's all about empowering you to embrace the art of small batch canning. I'm joining a great group of food bloggers from across Canada as we try recipes from The Canning Kitchen by Amy Bronee and share our experiences working with this new canning …

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Feel Good Cucumber Fruit Smoothie

April 1, 2015

Happy Windset Wednesday! The sun is shining out here on the west coast and it's time for a cucumber-based fruit smoothie with blueberries, pineapple and kale. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and detoxifiers with no added sugar, this smoothie is also naturally gluten & dairy free and vegan/veg…

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Trying a Suja Cold-Pressed Juice Cleanse

November 25, 2013

I try to make most of what I cook at home from scratch, we eat lots of fresh things grown in my kitchen garden and found at local markets, and make an effort to eat as seasonally as we can. Does this mean my husband and I eat right all the time? Certainly not, I'm as guilty as the next person of i…

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Simple & Crisp fruit crackers review and recipes

November 4, 2013

One of the new snacks of 2013 that I had the pleasure of sampling at the International Food Bloggers Conference was launched in Seattle just 10 months ago - Simple & Crisp dried fruit crisps.

I was kindly sent a variety of fruit crisps to try at home, with an invitation to create some perfect pairi…

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Ambrosia Sour Cream Apple Muffins

February 22, 2013

Did you know that February is Apple Month?

Yes, it may still be cold and stormy across Canada, but BC Tree Fruits is taking this month to honour the amazing selection of quality produce grown in B.C. and sold across the Western provinces. Apple Month is all about encouraging Canadians to support o…

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Holiday Fireball Mulled Cider

December 25, 2012

 

Happy Holidays from Devour and Conquer! Thanks to all my new readers, I appreciate your support and look forward to sharing my foodie experiences with you in 2013.

One of my favourite holiday drinks has got to be mulled cider, from my Ontario childhood chugging fresh local cider standing right …

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Apple Butter made with local fruit

November 30, 2012


As someone who is trying to learn how to cook everything (one thing at a time), when someone offers me access to extra homegrown fruits and vegetables, I'm in heaven. When my friend called me and said "Want to come and pick the rest of my backyard apples, there's too many!" I was there, with a baske…

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Love them BC apples...

April 24, 2012

I was just searching through my food photography pictures for a new background for my Devour and Conquer Twitter feed, and came across a great series of shots I took at the last Okanagan Food and Wine Writers Conference. We were lucky enough to visit one of the oldest apple orchards in Canada, whe…

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