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the best tzatziki ever

Slowly but surely, I’m taking the cucumber plunge. You see, I’ve never been a big fan of them to begin with. A couple of years ago, I decided that I liked them in sandwiches…but only in sandwiches. Then this past…

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red lentil curry dip with pita chips

I’ve been living on take out pizza lately. I haven’t made a dent into my holiday baking yet, but I’m sure there’s still time (right?). Luckily, I did manage to eek out some pretty fantastic whole wheat biscuits on the…

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pickled sweet peppers

Well now, I didn’t expect my last post to be such a pity party. I’m sorry about that, but I’m also floored by all your wonderful comments. I guess the stress of my real life was poking it’s way into…

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baked mini corn dogs

Last night I posed a question to my husband: would he like a stir fry or corn dogs for dinner? Obviously not a very fair question. Sorry, stir fry, your time will come. After my husband closed his gaping maw,…

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farm fresh dinner: new potatoes, braised greens and a beet salad

This weekend we got out into the country. On Saturday there was a hike to Lindeman Lake (don’t listen to your guidebook, it’s definitely not “easy”) and afterward, there was time to check out a few local farm markets. I…

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hello summer & other seasonal ramblings (+ a recipe)

The weather in Vancouver has been nothing but spectacular with it’s blue skies and sunshine. I want to say that this summer is actually pretty rad, but as a seasoned West Coaster I have to amend that to, “this summer…

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be a believer: pickled prunes with orange zest

Lately, I’ve been on a pickling kick and I currently have in my fridge batches of homemade pickled carrots, pickled red grapes and these lovely pickled prunes. I first discovered the joys of “quickles” years ago when I was unemployed…

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black bean tostadas with sprouted beans & peanuts

Before I get on with the recipe, let me first talk a little bit about Seattle. I’ve always been a bit non-pulsed about the Emerald City, but this time I’ve changed my mind. It’s not just a city with horrible…

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