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jumping the queue: garlicky stir-fried shrimp & green beans with fresh dill

Long ago I stopped comparing myself to other bloggers. I can’t get it together to make my meals look like they’re from a magazine shoot. I want to take better photos, but I also have a list of at least…

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sunday baking: nutty cocoa granola with sour cherries & coconut ribbons

I know, I know, another granola recipe. There are a lot of granola recipes on this site already, and this newest addition makes TEN. Yup, 10 granola recipes to choose from – not bad really. If you eat granola for…

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green neeps & tatties: smashed potatoes with rutabaga & broccoli

I remember visiting my grandparents in Quebec when I was very little. We arrived fairly late in the evening after a long 8 hour car ride, but my grandparents had dinner ready on the table for us. There was some…

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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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