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late summer beans: braised cranberry beans with oregano & rosemary

It’s not fall yet, thank goodness. I’m not ready to give that up yet – despite the fact that I’m wearing jeans more often than bare legs and I’ve got my umbrella at the ready. It’s that weird between-seasons time…

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no bummer summer: brined & grilled pork chops

I was a vegetarian for 10 years and during that time, I hankered for meat. I didn’t really give in, but when I’d walk through my neighbourhood and smell steaks sizzling on balcony grills, I’d get envious. The smell of…

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getting through: unstuffed cabbage roll stew with sauerkraut

For the past 3 years, I’ve been a bit down in the dumps from January through til March. The realization of this pattern only hit me this week. For the last few days I totally felt incapacitated – everything became…

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a respite from the crazy: white bean, yam & kale stew (with sausage)

It’s been a crazy, stressful time over here at ELS HQ. This past weekend I wrapped up a very busy 2-day craft fair (thanks to all of you who stopped by and said hi!) and mailed out a bunch of…

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weekend breakfast: hash & eggs

Over the weekend, instead of worrying about all the work that I have coming up, I decided to chill out a bit. It’s hard because I’m not the most laid back human. I’m always fussing, worrying and multi-tasking while wondering…

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cumin toasted chickpeas with sausage & kale

November always marks the start of the busy season around here. Not only am I busy helping run the web business I run with my husband, the real kicker this time of year is my greeting card business. I’ve got…

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creepy eats: terror of the octo-dogs!!!

While I’m not one of those people who go crazy for Halloween, I’m a subtle fan. I love getting together with friends and watching cheesy horror movies, carving jack-o-lanterns and walking around the neighbourhood seeing all the kids trick or…

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super tender dry-rubbed ribs with a sweet & spicy barbecue sauce

Let me start with a bit of a disclaimer. Whenever I post meat things, I get a lot of feed unsubscribes. True, I eat a lot of vegetables and post many vegetarian  & vegan dishes here – but I do…

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