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canada day muffins! berry smash muffins

Happy Canada Day! I’ve been up early getting started so that I can relax before our friends arrive for a little Canada Day bbq and fireworks watching from our balcony. I’ve got a mixed bean salad marinating in the fridge,…

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sloppy seconds: greek lemon chicken + greek salad

I eat lunch in front of my computer. I feel a bit guilty typing that out but it’s the truth. In fact, I’ve got my lunch right beside me just waiting for the right pause to dig in. Normally, I…

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c’mon summer: green bean quinoa salad

After a week of summer weather, it seemed Vancouver didn’t want to cooperate with the season and grey skies, rain and cool weather arrived again. I don’t mean to be pushy, but dammit, let’s get on with summer already! This…

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easy does it: tuna pasta salad with broad beans & corn

When it comes to making a weekday lunch, I don’t want a big production. I’m working, I’m hungry and I’m more likely to eat crackers and a Granny Smith apple than to actually make something from scratch. But today I…

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quick bread: bannock

My husband isn’t known for his cooking skills. In fact, he barely cooks at all. He can make toast, and eggs and can boil up some hot dogs, but really, that’s about it. Oh, once he made me a birthday…

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i eschew modern convenience: fresh vietnamese spring rolls with lime-ginger dipping sauce

I hate turning down presents, but last week, I totally did. For my birthday, Cornelius bought me a food processor which has been on my list of things I totally want for ages. I got it, I tried it, I…

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salad days: southwest bean & pasta salad

One of the qualities that my husband admires in me is my resourcefulness. He thinks I have the ability to turn what seems like nothing into something wonderful. I hate being wasteful and I’m thrifty by nature, so being resourceful…

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for the love of cake: lemon yogurt cake

I love cake. There’s just something about it that turns the most ordinary meal into a celebration. A cake holds much more meaning than just a sweet dessert. A pie? Well, that’s a labour of love and one should always…

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