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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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Garden Tomato Parm-ageddon Pie

September 18, 2014

This weekend my foodie friends and I celebrated our 4th annual Pie Party, and it was a feast. Twenty two different sweet and savoury pies, cobblers and crumbles of every imaginable flavour. We ate like kings, then judged and voted for our favourites.

Instead of going to the grocery store for my pie…

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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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Rainbow Chard Lentil Dal

April 7, 2014

Having lived in Saskatchewan for fourteen years before moving to Vancouver Island, I've watched the humble and uber-healthy Canadian Lentil go from being an under-used pulse crop to a rising star appearing on top restaurant's menus and re-popularizing classic international lentil recipes that show…

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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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Comforting Carrot Ginger Soup

July 9, 2013

I burned myself in the kitchen last night in the most idiot way.

I was cooking steaks in the oven after searing them in a frying pan, I took the pan out with my oven mitt, turned around to open a bottle of wine to de-glaze the pan, then turned back around and grabbed the damn handle with my bare h…

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Stewed Rhubarb with Ginger and Lime

May 24, 2013

What's in season right now for spring? Rhubarb!

Popping up in gardens, grocery stores and farmer's markets, rhubarb is suddenly everywhere. When I see it I automatically think 'Strawberry and Rhubarb Pie', but local strawberries aren't quite ready to go yet so rhubarb hasn't really been on my rad…

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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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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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