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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 surprising salad: tangy parmesan celery salad

We rang in 2013 quietly. We spent the late afternoon in a hardware store wondering why dimmer switches were so dang expensive. We bought one anyway along with a new dining room light. Then we headed off to the Burnaby…

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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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winter salad eats: arugula 2 ways

I love arugula and it’s starting to be an addiction. What I don’t like are those plastic boxes it comes in – you know, the organic stuff from California? I hate waste and seeing those plastic boxes piled up in…

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a side dish miracle: cheesy broccoli millet

My email inbox today was blasted by at least a dozen eye-hurting emails¬†announcing¬†various sales for black Friday. Years ago when I worked at a record store, we’d say thanks to the shoppers, shopping bags in hand, by wishing them a…

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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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in your corner: chard & nappa cabbage sesame coconut slaw

In a world where inspiration can come from everywhere, sometimes it seems like advice is a dime a dozen. Pick a font, slap up a poster and your motto is gold, at least for the time being. While I love…

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