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tangy lemon smashed chickpea salad

Last night I had cooked up a pot of chickpeas, drained them and put them in the fridge. I had no immediate plans but figured I’d use them in a soup or stew sometime in the next few days. But…

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get ready, thanksgiving is coming up this weekend!

Thanksgiving in Canada is early and it tends to sneak up on you before you know it. This year is no exception. Before panic sets in, take a deep breath and peek at some of my tried & true Thanksgiving…

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what a mouthful: spicy lemon parmesan green beans, kale & zucchini

My kitchen seems to be going through a bit of a renaissance lately. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I’m sensing something unusual, something that may have gone missing for a while now. My kitchen is the same old,…

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preserving cherries: macerated sour cherries + cherry pit vodka

Sour cherry season has just ended here in BC and those plump, sweet, dark cherries from the Okanagan are almost gone from our local markets. But there is a way to preserve all that cherry goodness. Freezing is a no-brainer…

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runny egg on a pita

This isn’t so much a recipe as a suggestion. Sometimes life is hard and cupboards are bare. Sometimes you’re so tired from work that you just want something that tastes great without a lot of fuss. If that sounds like…

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sunshine with a chance of colorful coleslaw

The sunshine comes out and we, the sunshine deprived, go a little bit nuts. It’s been a long, cool, rainy spring and when I did my errands this afternoon it actually got so warm that I got excited for summer…

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lemon & cucumber salad

Growing up I was a picky eater. I remember on more than one occasion being held back at the table because I didn’t finish my plate. So I’d sit and wait until everything was quiet and then I’d fill up…

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lemon orzo with spinach, feta & almonds

It’s been a busy few weeks and I imagine my work-load will continue for the next couple weeks, so it’s always nice to have an ace in your pocket to help ease you through the crazy times. This meal is…

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