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more for me: wild rice summer crunch salad

Chewy, crunchy, creamy and fresh. This salad is bang on. It’s what I like to eat on hot summer evenings. The bottle of pinot gris wasn’t chilled enough to accompany this dinner salad, but I can only imagine it would…

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a dinner reminder: kale & millet salad

Ever since 2009, we’ve been a part of a CSA farm share. This year, for various reasons, we decided to bow out – though right now, I can’t really think of why other than the logistics of picking up the…

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long summer weekends: my take on sam’s slaw

For nearly the past week, the entire Pacific Northwest has been given a heat advisory. Coming from Ontario where the summers are hot and muggy, this advisory – where temperatures got up to just over 30° C (aka 86° F),…

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salad days: warm or cold farro salad with asian vinaigrette

I’ve played around with farro before – throwing it into a root vegetable soup and a couple salads, but because my everyday market didn’t carry it, I only used it occasionally  But last year I moved out of Chinatown where farro was…

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epic prep: bún vermicelli bowl with tofu

A couple weeks ago, we found ourself in our old neighbourhood and decided to visit the Union, a restaurant that I’ve visited a few times with friends, but never with my husband. We ordered drinks and I ordered their bún…

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say hello to the new contender: sweet & sour broccoli slaw

When I was little, my idea of a refreshing quencher was drinking the cold pickle juice liquid out of the jar. I make no apologies. So I’m always drawn to recipes with “zesty”, “tangy” or “sweet & sour” in the…

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jumping the queue: garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with fresh dill

Long ago I stopped comparing myself to other bloggers. I can’t get it together to make my meals look like they’re from a magazine shoot. I want to take better photos, but I also have a list of at least…

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nicely spiced: chickpea & carrot salad with fried almonds

May is birthday month. In my small surviving family, my dad, my brother and me were all born in May. Now that I’ve joined forces with my husband and his small family, we can add another birthday at the tail-end…

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