Recipe Index

italian & mediterranean archive

rainy day breakfast: potato & ham frittata

I awoke this morning to the sound of rain and i pulled up my comforter tight around my face while I reached around the floor for my book to help me stay cozy for a bit longer. When I finally…

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a fishy feast: roasted fish with rosemary, olives and vegetables

Last night we wasted our evening by watching the horrible Woody Allen “thriller” Match Point which we borrowed from the library. We may never get those 2 hours back, but at least we had some delicious dinner settling in our…

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holiday beach picnics: roasted tomato pasta salad

This weekend was all about relaxation, fun times, good food and great friends. Holiday weekends, you are perfect! Cornelius and I missed out on the largest Critical Mass bike ride because we had free tickets to see the Vancouver Whitecaps…

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deceptively simple: broccoli carbonara

I’m a firm believer in simplicity. Speeding down hills on a bicycle, holding hands with the one you love or getting lost in a book are all things that are pure and good. I’m a girl who loves living in…

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get your veg on: roast vegetable pasta bake

It was so sunny and bright and warm this afternoon that I spent a lot of time wandering my neighbourhood. It was a welcome relief from being chained to the computer working on client projects. The sun was strong and…

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vote: white bean soup

If you are Canadian, you should be voting today. This is a very important election and I’m afraid we’re going to join our southern neighbours in electing a crazy conservative leader. My fingers are crossed. I voted NDP. How about…

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oh polenta: polenta casserole

I had only 1 prior experience with polenta (about 10 years ago) and I wasn’t pleased with the results…but something pushed me to try again and I’m so glad I did.

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