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cherry buttermilk sherbet

I have been seeing homemade ice creams, sorbets, granitas and sherbets popping up on food blogs all summer long and it’s been driving me bonkers! I really, really wanted to make some ice cream but I also didn’t want to…

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bouchon’s simple roast chicken

There were a few smattering doubts when a day or two of cool-ish weather rolled in, but we are in the thick of summer right now. Fans are blowing, afternoon getaways for gelato are required and a slow walk to…

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chopped vegetable salad with zesty ranch dressing

Just as I had hoped, summer is back. Two days of grey skies and rain is okay by me and it’s more than good for all the gardens and farms out there too. But I’m so happy to have back…

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creamy broccoli & leek soup

I made this soup in May when it actually seemed like soup weather, however the weather had transformed into summer the very next day. Soup has pretty much been the very last thing on my mind. And the glorious sunny,…

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farm fresh dinner: new potatoes, braised greens and a beet salad

This weekend we got out into the country. On Saturday there was a hike to Lindeman Lake (don’t listen to your guidebook, it’s definitely not “easy”) and afterward, there was time to check out a few local farm markets. I…

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hello summer & other seasonal ramblings (+ a recipe)

The weather in Vancouver has been nothing but spectacular with it’s blue skies and sunshine. I want to say that this summer is actually pretty rad, but as a seasoned West Coaster I have to amend that to, “this summer…

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strawberry lemonade slushie

On a hot summer day, when I was a kid, I’d line up at the local variety store with throngs of others and wait for a Slush Puppy. The counter person would turn back the handle and out would pour…

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lemon, parmesan & chickpea cabbage salad

After pickling prunes and boiling cookies, sometimes you just want something normal. A meal that feels like home. Cabbage is one of my favorite kitchen workhorses and it shouldn’t be relegated to dreary winter days or forgotten about until the…

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