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quick n’ easy pan-roasted chipotle salmon

I LOVE springtime. It means skirts and light jackets and a lot more bike riding in my life. However, springtime in the kitchen is also a major highlight. Pea shoots, rhubarb, and asparagus are all things that I look forward…

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teaching my dad to cook: fried chickpeas with kale & sausage

Growing up, it was my mom who did all the cooking. When I got older and my mom went back to work, I took over cooking on weeknights. Making our meals back then was the spark of a lifetime of…

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smoky spicy bean chili & elsewhere…

I love chili. It’s spicy, filling and a giant bowl full is perfect for hunkering down and getting cozy. It’s comfort food so there’s no need to get fancy with anything. When it comes to chili recipes, I feel that…

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winter squash & caramelized onion biscuit pie

Last summer I made a pretty spectacular pie. It was filled with sun ripe tomatoes, fresh corn and basil from my garden. I loved it and made it often. But then summer turned to fall and now winter and I…

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chicken thighs in riesling

I’m often in amazement of the simple meals I manage to put together. Really, did I just make something taste freakin’ amazing out of the humble crap I found in my fridge? When I found myself with some defrosted chicken…

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kamut spaghetti with baked tomato crumble

On Monday night I got back from a 5 day trip to visit family back in Ontario. My dad – who never used to cook anything other than fried eggs, potato pancakes or kugelis (a Lithuanian potato dish), has been…

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make this now: tomato & corn biscuit pie

Three weeks vacation is a long vacation and we loved every moment of it. Well, maybe not getting bit by mosquitoes. If I’m thankful for anything about living in expensive Vancouver, I’m very thankful that there are no mosquitoes. Being…

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mexican black bean & roasted pineapple bowl

My vacation should be wrapping up pretty soon. I could be sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Quebec City and sipping on some red wine or trying some french fries cooked in duck fat in Montreal. This meal isn’t as…

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