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anxiously waiting & snacking: french herbed popcorn

Like everyone else, I’ll be glued to the US election results tonight. I think everyone in the world will be watching this election and I’m hoping that Obama gets to be president. My fingers and toes are crossed! It’s so…

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it ain’t pretty, it just tastes that way: rhubarb-ginger chutney

Last night, in preparation for a little wine and cheese party that we were hosting, I decided that I should try my hand at making a cheese-friendly chutney. I had some sad looking stalks of rhubarb in the fridge so…

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summer holiday: cannellini bean dip with lemon & rosemary

I’ll be away for most of this week. We’ll be bike touring/camping on the San Juan Islands in Washington State which are pretty much just a Southern continuation of Canada’s Gulf Islands. It seems every 2 years we go on…

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a cheap healthy lunch: chickpea rapini melt

I’m pretty lucky to live where I do. Just around the corner and down the street a couple of blocks is my favorite market on the edges of Chinatown. Earlier this week I spied beautiful bunches of beets–2 bunches for…

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finger foods for a crowd: goat cheese stuffed dates & green bean/asparagus bundles

Last week, my mother-in-law asked if I wouldn’t mind making some appetizers as she was having a garden party to launch her latest book. Although I responded enthusiastically, I was a bit worried since I don’t really have much experience…

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now that’s a mouthful: smokey bbq chicken sandwich topped with north carolina coleslaw

First off, I’m not from the South (obviously) and I don’t know a helluva lot about the art of barbecue. My first real taste of a Southern barbecued meal was at a BBQ joint smack dab in the middle of…

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condiment city: strawberry salsa & burgers with simple guacamole

Summer seems to be the perfect time to endulge in a little condiment action. With all those picnics and bbqs it seems that mustards, ketchups, salsas and relishes abound. A squirt here and a plop there. Once tomato season rears…

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don’t knock the small fry: falafel plate

The luck I’ve been having in the kitchen lately, has not carried over into amazing photos, sadly. It’s difficult to take decent photos at 9:30pm (when we ate dinner the other night) with only low wattage bulbs for illumination. At…

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