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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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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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Cooking and baking with RawSpiceBar Spice Delivery

March 31, 2015

Following up on my recent review of RawSpiceBar spice delivery service in Canada & the US, I'm sharing a little of my experience cooking with the themed spice boxes.

 Each monthly RawSpiceBar spice box has a theme as you travel around the spice routes of the world, from Native America to …

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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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Freshly ground spice blends by mail with RawSpiceBar

March 10, 2015

Wouldn't it be great if a chef showed up at your door once a month to cook you a special meal with his or her own personal spice blends, freshly ground just for you? RawSpiceBar inspires you to be that chef with their spice by mail subscription service, sending you a package of unique spice blen…

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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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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.

I must begin the story o…

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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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Herb-Infused Sea Salt Soft Prezels

June 9, 2014

It's a sea salt & herb-flavoured June this year, as 30 food bloggers across Canada answer the question "How do you #Herbamare", creating new recipes using Herbamare Herb-Infused Sea Salt.

I've been having a blast experimenting and I'm happy to share one of my recipe winners - Herb-Infused Sea Sal…

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Tea Sparrow Review, Discount and Giveaway

March 6, 2014

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love getting things by mail. When I was little I always wanted to be the one checking our mailbox when the little red flag popped up (ah, days gone by when we all had a mailbox of our own). As an adult with the vast majority of my work being done in fro…

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Going high tech in the kitchen - A Nexus 7 review

February 12, 2014

I love trying new kitchen gadgets, but many that I try are of the 'funky grater' or 'unique pasta maker' variety. Bringing technology into my kitchen has been limited to me dragging my laptop onto the counter to follow more complicated online recipes and YouTube videos. So I was delighted when Sta…

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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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Foodie Gift Ideas 2013

December 12, 2013

 

Less than two weeks until Christmas, are you finished your shopping yet? I'm not even close, but I'll get there...

I wanted to share some of my foodie gift ideas from products I've learned more about or tried myself in 2013, all of which are easy to order online (what's that, less time in over-…

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Snacks by Mail - A Snackbox Review & Giveaway

December 10, 2013

If you're an adventurous Canadian foodie who loves snacks and enjoys fun packages delivered to your door, Snackbox is for you.

This new subscription service is available nation-wide, sending a monthly snack box crammed with 10-12 unique and healthy snack choices to your door. There are 1, 3 and 6…

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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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Oyster Mushroom update, Day 6

October 30, 2013

The mushrooms have arrived!

I'm on Day Six of my Growing Mushrooms at Home experiment with the Back to the Roots Oyster Mushroom kit. It is really amazing to see how rapidly the rate of growth is increasing by the day now. I can even see a difference in size from morning to evening, and I'm start…

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Quick pickled carrot and mixed sprouts salad

June 28, 2013

This salad is simple and incredibly fast to make, looks beautiful, tastes great and is packed with healthy ingredients. The vinegar gives the carrots a light pickled flavour, while retaining their colour and crunch. This salad is crammed with beta-carotene, vitamins A, B, C and E, calcium, iron, p…

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bioSnacky Sprouter Challenge Update: Days 2 to 4

June 25, 2013

 

After setting up my sprouter for the Ten Day bioSnacky Sprout Growing Challenge, I've had a busy weekend which included both celebrating my birthday and bike racing in a local team triathlon in the pouring Vancouver Island rain. Haven't had much time for gardening or plant care in general, so it…

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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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