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salty sweet candied peanuts

I always think about candied peanuts come fall. Not that it’s fall yet – nope, I’m not jumping the gun on that yet! But when I was a kid there was always a beer nuts vendor at the Western Fair…

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basil vinaigrette

This week has been pretty beautiful. The sun has been shining and the temperatures have dipped enough that you might have to reach for that light cardigan you have stuffed into your bag. September makes me take stock. Did I…

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mushroom empanadas

A little while ago I was contacted by Mushrooms Canada to come up with a recipe using mushrooms for their upcoming Mushroom Masters contest – a little friendly food competition where each week this month 3 food bloggers battle it…

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big bowl of summer vegetables

While my husband was away for his two-week bicycle adventure, I was left at home to make do with our CSA share. For the past 2 years, we’ve shared our farm share basket with another couple, as one whole share…

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burnt nectarine tart (but not on purpose)

It took me a long time to get the hang of making pie dough. Then l I discovered the beauty of a galette: no shrinkage, no worries about rolling a perfect circle and no pie weights needed when baking. A…

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garlicky grilled portabella sandwich

I don’t write about sandwiches often enough – funny for a blog with the word sandwiches in the name. Truth is, I’m really picky about sandwiches and I’m often disappointed with a plain ol’ sandwich. However, when I spied a…

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quick summer squash & pea saute

What a bright and delightful part of the meal this dish was! I’m looking back on this meal fondly because right now with my husband away on a 2 week bicycle trip I’m doing a lot less eating and hardly…

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pepper & onion fajita wraps

Years ago when I still lived in Ontario I met someone who would eventually turn into one of my closest friends. We worked in the same record store, listened to the same music and wore the same thrift store clothes.…

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