Recipe Index

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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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bouchon’s simple roast chicken

There were a few smattering doubts when a day or two of cool-ish weather rolled in, but we are in the thick of summer right now. Fans are blowing, afternoon getaways for gelato are required and a slow walk to…

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milk braised chicken with lemon, cinnamon & sage (+ Seattle tips)

I’ve never been afraid to roast a chicken. Roasting is easy. Choose a nice organic, free run bird and season it well and the odds are good that you will have something fantastic on the dinner table. Maybe I’ve been…

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