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finger foods for a crowd: goat cheese stuffed dates & green bean/asparagus bundles

Last week, my mother-in-law asked if I wouldn’t mind making some appetizers as she was having a garden party to launch her latest book. Although I responded enthusiastically, I was a bit worried since I don’t really have much experience…

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keep it simple stupid: quick n’ easy rainbow chard & chickpeas over rice

Funny, I made a very similar meal last July. You’d think bringing out the heavy duty Le Cruset casserole pot would mean one thing: winter. But look at me? I defy the weather. It’s hot, it’s mid-July, and I’m cooking…

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garden inspiration: marinated vegetable salad

I spent my morning visiting my neighbourhood community garden. It was the annual plant sale, and while I only picked up a few free pots for my balcony, I found the whole visit very inspiring. The gardens were in full…

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now that’s a mouthful: smokey bbq chicken sandwich topped with north carolina coleslaw

First off, I’m not from the South (obviously) and I don’t know a helluva lot about the art of barbecue. My first real taste of a Southern barbecued meal was at a BBQ joint smack dab in the middle of…

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eat hungrily: chickpea & romaine salad with lemon-parmesan vinaigrette

It’s hot. Finally. And I’m sucking back a homemade popsicle just so that I can cope with the heat a little better. You see, there are very few places in Vancouver that have air conditioning (the joys of a temperate…

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the secret of great tofu: green beans & tofu in a thai coconut sauce

I have finally discovered the secret to really great tofu. I mean, I have no qualms with tofu. I love it and have gotten well past that old teenage habit of flinching when my mom would hide tofu in lasagna.…

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don’t knock the small fry: falafel plate

The luck I’ve been having in the kitchen lately, has not carried over into amazing photos, sadly. It’s difficult to take decent photos at 9:30pm (when we ate dinner the other night) with only low wattage bulbs for illumination. At…

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sautéed pea shoots, asian-style

I live on the outskirts of Chinatown where the markets are filled with all kinds of weird and wonderful things. While I’m not particularly attracted to the lizards on sticks, I will try various greens. Last weekend I headed over…

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