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8 years today + a whipped lemon feta dip

Last April we moved into our new place. It’s bigger than our last apartment, with lots of windows that fill our place with so much light that I sometimes have to pinch myself. Our kitchen is still small – just…

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party times: sweet, spicy & salty party mix

I love snacks. I remember having a friend in University who hated the word – she’d repeat it over and over until it did sound like the most totally ridiculous word ever. Still, I love snacks and I won’t belittle the concept…

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insert fun party trick here: cheese straws

Last month our building had a holiday apartment crawl inspired by the book, The Selby Is in Your Place. Going in & out of your willing neighbours apartments to hang out and get neighbourly with just the appropriate amount of…

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make homemade yogurt in a slow cooker

Growing up my mom made yogurt from scratch. She had a countertop yogurt maker that made the stuff in little cups. I wasn’t one of these newfangled babies who loved yogurt. I hated it with a passion and if you…

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a side dish miracle: cheesy broccoli millet

My email inbox today was blasted by at least a dozen eye-hurting emails announcing various sales for black Friday. Years ago when I worked at a record store, we’d say thanks to the shoppers, shopping bags in hand, by wishing them a…

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creepy eats: terror of the octo-dogs!!!

While I’m not one of those people who go crazy for Halloween, I’m a subtle fan. I love getting together with friends and watching cheesy horror movies, carving jack-o-lanterns and walking around the neighbourhood seeing all the kids trick or…

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how to eat your vegetables: late summer stewed vegetables

Can I tell you something? It’s stupid and I know it, but sometimes I’m afraid of my vegetable drawer. Well, what’s in it to be exact. Being a member of a farm share is beyond wonderful, but it can be…

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green curlicues: arugula & garlic scape pesto

We’ve been with our CSA for a few years now and it’s always been a bit of a slow go. The first share is small but slowly, as the farming season ramps up, each consecutive share gets bigger and bigger.…

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