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sour dill pickles

Since my visit to Montreal, I’ve been left with a deep, deep hankering for pickles. Not just the commercial dills that you can buy at any supermarket, but the salty, pucker-inducing bite of a Jewish deli sour. While my husband…

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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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dill, red onion & cheese drop biscuits

There are a few dishes that I make over and over again. The ones requiring a recipe are taped to the side of my fridge. The list includes bannock, Molly’s scones, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies and now there’s this biscuit.…

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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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haute egg sandwich

First off, I really want to thank you all for your nice comments on my last post! This blog would have been nothing but a whisper without all of you, so thank you! I’m really touched and still giddy over…

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