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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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Cashew Pesto Pasta

May 24, 2013

Basil has filled my garden again, so I delved back into my newly acquired Cashew Pesto Recipe last night and made a fresh batch to keep on hand.

Instead of making pesto pizza with it, this time I went for a simple pesto pasta, topped with parmesan cheese. Golden green and bursting with flavour, thi…

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RISOTTOBALLS - Product Review and Giveaway

May 21, 2013

When a new Italian product pops up on the Canadian market, I'm always intrigued as I can never get enough of those classic flavours. When it's a product made right here in British Columbia making its debut across Canada in 2013, all the better!

RISOTTOBALLS are a unique new Italian appetizer crea…

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Pass the Pasta Puttanesca, please

April 23, 2013

Sometimes learning a new recipe is a 'monkey see, monkey do' experience for me. I watch a celebrity chef making something on a cooking show, and I instantly want to try it myself, just to see what it tastes like or to test a claim made about the dish by the chef.

In this case, I came across an o…

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No more pasta-making fear - Handmade Linguine from scratch at home

November 26, 2012


Teaching myself to make things from scratch is always entertaining, sometimes funny, and occasionally awful. There are few things I've hesitated to at least attempt to make at home in the past few years, as the reward of being able to produce the things I love from my own kitchen is totally worth th…

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