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picnic season: onigiri aka rice balls

Last weekend I tried to organize a picnic with a group of friends. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate – it was too cold and we were scared off by threatening rain clouds - so we moved the picnic plans into my…

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fresh! dill yogurt dip for vegetables (& trip suggestions for new orleans)

We’re smack in the middle of January and I don’t even know how that happened. Wasn’t it just New Year’s Eve? Time is clearly not on my side. But I’m very excited about 2014. It’s a new year, a clean…

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aw nuts: sweet & spiced almonds

It’s 7 days until Christmas and I feel like I’m only just starting to get into the festive spirit. It’s been a very busy fall and winter and now that Got Craft (an awesome Vancouver craft fair) is over, I…

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1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon

Last week I made a delicious roasted squash soup, but in order to ease in the concept of soup for dinner to my husband, I decided to whip up some of my trusty pizza dough to serve alongside. Originally, I…

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the box grater is your friend: dorie’s cafe-style grated carrot salad

I’ve been making this recipe for months. I don’t even use a recipe anymore, as it’s been embroidered onto my heart, soul and tastebuds. I make a giant one-bowl dish of it just for me, as I think it makes…

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jump on the salad party bandwagon: chopped salad platter

The week before a craft show is full of crazy. Even though I prepped and planned a whole lot earlier than I would normally do, it’s still causing me stress. New designs, new products, a cute new garland for my…

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8 years today + a whipped lemon feta dip

Last April we moved into our new place. It’s bigger than our last apartment, with lots of windows that fill our place with so much light that I sometimes have to pinch myself. Our kitchen is still small – just…

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insert fun party trick here: cheese straws

Last month our building had a holiday apartment crawl inspired by the book, The Selby Is in Your Place. Going in & out of your willing neighbours apartments to hang out and get neighbourly with just the appropriate amount of…

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