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tart it up: simple tomato phyllo tart

A few months ago I bought some phyllo dough with the intention of creating something fantastic out of it. It languished in my freezer for quite a while before a near-empty fridge made the decision for me that it was…

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hide under a blanket of this: colcannon with leeks

Today kind of sucks. It’s grey outside and I feel sluggish. Spending the rest of the day under a heavy wool blanket pulled over my head is pretty tempting right now. Instead, I’ll write about this dish I made a…

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friday supper: salmon patties with dandelion greens

When we were growing up, Fridays meant fish to my Catholic parents. And usually, that meant croquettes which my mom used to eat growing up in Quebec. It involved a can of salmon, mashed potatoes and some salt and pepper…

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simple sides: warm cauliflower salad & green salad with tarragon dressing

On Monday night our bowling league game was cancelled since the bowling alley was being used as a film set. Oh well, instead of an brisk bike ride to the lanes and all the resulting good times, I made due…

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spread the love: maple apple butter

I mentioned last week that I was smitten with apples and my love of the fruit is still holding strong. I’ve been snacking all week on the delicious Newtown Pippins that I purchased at the UBC Apple Festival but after…

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eat fish and be merry: baked fish with potatoes & rosemary + lime & honey wax beans

Last night I wasn’t in the mood to cook. It’s been a busy week catching up on all the work that had piled up since I went back to Ontario and I had inadvertently skipped lunch which left me at…

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you + me: sweet n’ spicy bacon

…and some tricked out bacon. Today is our 2nd wedding anniversary and while tradition dictates that it’s the “cotton anniversary”, I think we’ll choose bacon. Last year we whooped it up and thew party…a Mississippi Luau, in fact. My hand-drawn…

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fresh from the market: portabella mushrooms in a balsamic glaze

As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, last Saturday I visited out one of Vancouver’s local farmer’s markets and prepared a pretty delicious meal with my market fixin’s. What I didn’t mention was that I’ve started writing for the…

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