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Blog posts : "herbs"

Bruschetta Salad with Garlic Croutons and Parm Crisps

June 12, 2015

It's time to fill our gardens and kitchens with fresh early summer herbs and basil season is in full swing, so it felt like a good time for me to create a basil-focused salad recipe with this Rustic Bruschetta Salad with Parmesan Crisps and homemade Garlic Croutons. All the flavours of a classic…

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Five Herbs to Grow Indoors This Winter

September 22, 2014

I've enjoyed partnering with Food Bloggers of Canada this year with articles on learning how to grow your own food at home, and I'm back again this month with a feature on growing herbs indoors during the winter.

As someone who loves to use fresh herbs year-round in my cooking, growing herbs inside…

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Herb-infused Quinoa & Avocado Salad

June 20, 2014

It's time for another Herbamare recipe post using Zesty Herb-Infused Sea Salt as part of June's "How Do You Herbamare?" food blogger recipe challenge with A. Vogel's herb-infused sea salt.

A flavourful and nutrient-rich alternative to plain table salt, Herbamare is made from freshly harvested herb…

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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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Kale and Quinoa 'Pasta' Salad

February 5, 2014

 

Trying to cook seasonally in the winter is a lot more difficult than the summer, obviously. My backyard kitchen garden is still sleeping, except for a few brave green kale and swiss chard plants that have continued to put out new leaves all winter through snow and frost.

I'm trying not to pic…

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Lemon-y Basil Hummus Dip

July 2, 2013

The season of sunny cocktail parties, backyard barbeques and beach-side picnics has begun. If you're in a rush and need a quick appetizer to whip up for a get-together, this simple to make Lemon-y Basil Hummus Dip is for you.

Light and fresh with a citrus zing, this dip pairs well with bagel chip…

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The 10 Day BioSnacky Sprouter Challenge begins!

June 20, 2013

 Being an experimental gardener of all things edible, I was thrilled to be chosen as one of thirty Canadian food bloggers to try out a new way to grow fresh sprouts at home.

The BioSnacky Sprouter from natural products company A.Vogel is an inexpensive, self-contained seed germinator that allows…

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Fresh spring pesto with cashews

May 10, 2013

Spring seems to finally be arriving across Canada, some of you had quite a rough one this year. Celebrate the return of the colour green to your life with a batch of fresh pesto from your own kitchen.

It's a great time to plant basil in your garden (or 'plant' a few containers on a kitchen shelf) …

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