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more for me: wild rice summer crunch salad

Chewy, crunchy, creamy and fresh. This salad is bang on. It’s what I like to eat on hot summer evenings. The bottle of pinot gris wasn’t chilled enough to accompany this dinner salad, but I can only imagine it would…

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no bummer summer: brined & grilled pork chops

I was a vegetarian for 10 years and during that time, I hankered for meat. I didn’t really give in, but when I’d walk through my neighbourhood and smell steaks sizzling on balcony grills, I’d get envious. The smell of…

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a dinner reminder: kale & millet salad

Ever since 2009, we’ve been a part of a CSA farm share. This year, for various reasons, we decided to bow out – though right now, I can’t really think of why other than the logistics of picking up the…

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epic prep: bún vermicelli bowl with tofu

A couple weeks ago, we found ourself in our old neighbourhood and decided to visit the Union, a restaurant that I’ve visited a few times with friends, but never with my husband. We ordered drinks and I ordered their bún…

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jumping the queue: garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with fresh dill

Long ago I stopped comparing myself to other bloggers. I can’t get it together to make my meals look like they’re from a magazine shoot. I want to take better photos, but I also have a list of at least…

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crispy, bitter, gooey: broccoli rabe panini with mozzarella

I love broccoli rabe (which also goes by the name “rapini”) a whole heck of a lot. It’s a bitter green so if you’re scared off by bitterness, this might not be the vegetable for you. But if you embrace…

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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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lentil love: creamy broccoli & red lentil dal

Oh you know, I was sitting back the other day talkin’ about lentils with a couple of friends (true story). They were discussing the merits of  french green lentils and black lentils but I think they were disrespecting the red…

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