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picnic season: onigiri aka rice balls

Last weekend I tried to organize a picnic with a group of friends. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate – it was too cold and we were scared off by threatening rain clouds - so we moved the picnic plans into my…

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summer-ready: fingerling potato salad with pickled celery

This week has been glorious, weather-wise. Summer temperatures in April and yesterday, May 1st, our outdoor thermometer registered almost 30°C! Lucky for us we did manage to get our patio into fine shape by picking up a couple chaise lounges…

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tuna salad, sort of: lemony tuna salad with kale, chickpeas & brown rice

Spring is here and I’m read to grab the sunshine with both hands and run around like a crazy person. At the same time, it’s April in Vancouver and that means rain. Lately, it means rain-rain-rain-sun-sun-rain, often in the same…

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working it out: cinnamon apple snack cake

I should be feeling on the crabby side of the morning spectrum. I was woken up extra early this morning and I was out of my milk for my morning coffee. Yet, because it was the deep, repeated bellow of…

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fresh! dill yogurt dip for vegetables (& trip suggestions for new orleans)

We’re smack in the middle of January and I don’t even know how that happened. Wasn’t it just New Year’s Eve? Time is clearly not on my side. But I’m very excited about 2014. It’s a new year, a clean…

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a new tradition: salted white chocolate candy cane popcorn

It’s Christmas eve and finally ready to start my holiday baking. Last minute, maybe? Definitely. But I’m okay with that. My favourite Chex mix is in the oven toasting. I’m about to make tiramisu for the first time. And I…

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aw nuts: sweet & spiced almonds

It’s 7 days until Christmas and I feel like I’m only just starting to get into the festive spirit. It’s been a very busy fall and winter and now that Got Craft (an awesome Vancouver craft fair) is over, I…

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1 simple dough = 2 awesome rolls: garlic parmesan + cinnamon

Last week I made a delicious roasted squash soup, but in order to ease in the concept of soup for dinner to my husband, I decided to whip up some of my trusty pizza dough to serve alongside. Originally, I…

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