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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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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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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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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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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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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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Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken with Blue Cheese Spread

April 4, 2013


The perfect buffalo wing is a beautiful thing, searing hot from the deep frier, crispy and spicy and saucy all at once.

Sadly, real life does not allow for every night to be wing night, no matter how much my husband wishes it would. But with a little inventiveness, there's a simple way to mimic t…

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Spicy Lime Kale Chips

March 30, 2013

Kale. For years, known to me only as that weird green cabbage-esque plate garnish, might be edible but why bother?

It turns out all I had to do to fall in love was put it in the oven...

Kale chips are a revelation to almost everyone who tries them. Baking this uber-healthy leaf instantly turns a…

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Vij's Chicken Curry Recipe & Cookalong Review

March 14, 2013

It was with great pleasure that I participated in last week's first ever Live Online Cookalong with Vikram Vij. I had a blast cooking along with Vikram and found the opportunity to tweet questions to directly to him as I cooked during the broadcast was invaluable.

Lucky for everyone who missed it…

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Salsa Verde with home-grown BC chili peppers

November 21, 2012


I've been in love with Salsa Verde ever since the first time I spooned it onto a burrito when my local taco shop ran out of tomato salsa. It's got a tangy zing that red salsa doesn't have, which soothes the edge of the spicy heat.

I grew a Super Chili pepper plant on my deck this year specifically w…

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