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preserving cherries: macerated sour cherries + cherry pit vodka

Sour cherry season has just ended here in BC and those plump, sweet, dark cherries from the Okanagan are almost gone from our local markets. But there is a way to preserve all that cherry goodness. Freezing is a no-brainer…

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pink margarita on the rocks

I’m a big believer in necessity being the mother of invention. Earlier this week after a rousing game of tennis at our local park, I came home thirsty and water could only quench so much. What I really wanted was…

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rhubarb-limeade fizz & a nyc rundown

I’ve been back from New York for over a week now and I’m daydreaming about my visit constantly. Well, that and working because when you go away for 3 weeks you’ve got a lot of work to attend to. And…

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brown butter rhubarb ginger bars – spring, finally.

Spring came to a slow start here in Vancouver. April and May were cold and rainy with only a couple sunny days to spare. The sad thing is that the past few months have been so busy that I haven’t made it out to our local farmer’s markets and so I felt that all the bounty of spring produce: asparagus, ramps and rhubarb were passing me by. Luckily, I found some gorgeous stalks of rhubarb in my local Chinatown market and remembered a recipe…

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cranberry lemon squares

Last week I wanted to bake something for my friend’s 40th birthday. I didn’t want to go the chocolate route since I knew she’d probably get a ton of chocolates as gifts. She, like me, loves the sour so I…

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pretty in pink: fennel, grapefruit, & blood orange salad

Winter salads don’t need your bad rap. While I love slaws and hearty grain salads, it’s nice to mix things up with a bright, light salad that isn’t a slouch in the flavour department. Fennel, red onion, grapefruit and blood…

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citrus wallop fruit salad

This was my kitchen counter earlier and it was a sight for sore eyes, indeed.┬áIs there anything more beautiful and colourful than this? Hues of pink, purple, yellow, orange – how bright and cheery for a January grey morning! I…

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cranberry rum shortbread cookies

I know, I know…you probably don’t want to look another cookie in the mouth for at least another little while. Maybe you’ve been spending your mornings gobbling crispy candy cane bark and stuffing your cheeks with spicy-sweet pretzels & nuts…

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