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Christmasy Holiday thoughts and recipe links

December 8, 2016

Well, I took a bit of a break from food blogging this summer and fall as we moved all over the country working on new business plans and new life plans. With many new projects on the go now, I've feeling very lucky to be able to come home to Vancouver Island for the winter, as well as coming bac…

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Vodka-Soaked Tipsy Tomatoes

February 12, 2016

Happy Valentines Day! Here's an easy-to-make, three ingredient boozy tomato appetizer just in time for you to whip up a batch for your lover (or your fine self) this holiday weekend. However, I really think these vodka-soaked Tipsy Tomatoes work for lots of celebrations throughout the year - per…

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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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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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Halloween Meringue Bones & Ghoulish Lime Curd Dip

October 28, 2015

Ah Halloween, one of my favourite holidays - I love it all, the costumes, the adorable kids running around, and the terrifyingly delicious food, of course. This year I've created a simple to make recipe for Halloween Meringue Bones with a Ghoulish Lime Curd dip.

These two recipes pair togethe…

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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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Springtime Pickled Beet & Egg Spinach Salad

March 27, 2015

This just might be the most colourful, flavourful salad I've ever made - an Easter-themed spinach salad recipe with pickled beets and eggs from Ricardo Magazine and RicardoCuisine.com.

Ricardo Larrivee is, of course, one of Canada's culinary heroes and his magazine Ricardo and website Ricardo…

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I Heart Tomatoes Pizza

February 11, 2015

It's almost Valentine's Day, and I got a little romantic in the kitchen this week creating a recipe for from-scratch tomato-topped pizza with basil. It's a great way to show both your affection for tomatoes and love for the awesome people in your life with this I Heart Tomatoes Pizza.

While m…

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

January 28, 2015

It’s almost time for Superbowl watching (and snacking), and I’ve got a new recipe for your game day appetizer menu – Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps using Windset Farms Delicato Living Butter Lettuce. All the flavours of your favourite buffalo wings wrapped up in a healthier yet tasty package that k…

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Holiday Foodie Gift Guide 2014 and Giveaway

December 12, 2014

 

Tis' the season to find that perfect gift for the people who make your life brighter (and cook you dinner). If you're struggling to find something special for the home chefs on your Christmas shopping list, here are some tasty ideas to get you started.

While this holiday gift guide is geared to…

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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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Sweet Bell Pepper Hummus Trio with Windset Farms

December 3, 2014

Bringing bright colours and big flavours to your appetizer table, this Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus Trio recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and creates an eye-catching snack for family and friends.

I'm thrilled to share that today is Devour & Conquer's first Windset Farms Wednesday post, and mor…

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Honeycomb Brittle and Butter Baked Goods Giveaway

November 26, 2014

 

Oh, I've been looking forward to this one for a while... It's time for the Butter Baked Goods Cookbook Roundup and Giveaway!

A diverse group of food bloggers from across Canada have been pouring over the pages of Butter Baked Goods - Nostalgic Recipes from a Little Neighbourhood Bakery. This ho…

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Halloween Recipe Ideas

October 23, 2014

Oh Halloween, I do love you. So many happy memories of Trick or Treating as a little girl, epic costume making nights for my son when he was little. Now I've got a great group of west coast friends who love Halloween as much as I do, and we get together to costume it up and chow down on weird, cre…

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Thai Kitchen launches the Lucky 7 Recipe Contest

January 13, 2014

 

2014 has begun and with it comes The Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar on January 31st. To celebrate, Thai Kitchen has launched an exciting recipe contest with seven Celebrity Food Bloggers from across Canada competing to create new Global Mash-up recipes using Thai Kitchen products in t…

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Happy Holidays from Devour & Conquer

December 22, 2013

Wishing all my readers a wonderful festive season filled with good food, friends and family. I'm looking forward to catching up with some family I haven't seen in some time, as well spending some quality time with my husband, son and 'spare son' (Andy's best friend who is spending the holidays wit…

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Lemon Lovers Shortbread Cookies

December 17, 2013

'Tis the season for eating cookies with abandon, which also means it's Cookie Exchange season. I love my Vancouver Island group of friends who bake up a storm every year, then get together for appetizers, drinks and cookie eating and exchanging.

I nearly didn't participate this year, as I've had …

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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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Turf n' Turf n' Turf - A Turducken Review

November 21, 2013

Ah, Turducken - TURkey stuffed with DUCK stuffed with chickEN, hence the name. We've all heard the legendary stories of this triple stuffed fowl extravaganza. I've always been curious, but never taken the leap myself. Then Echelon Foods contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing a pr…

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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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