Seasonal archive

winter ginger: white chocolate gingerbread blondies

Every Halloween, we invite friends over to carve pumpkins and watch scary movies. There’s always plenty of treats on hand and I usually try to make something special like salted honey caramel apples or a batch of candied pretzel nutty…

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unfussy eats: chickpea veggie bowl with lemon tahini dressing

Please ignore the bad photos because they do not convey the deliciousness contained within! Bowl eating is my kind of food. A bunch of stuff, usually a mix of vegetables and grains, get mixed into a bowl and covered in…

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summer mornings: peach cobbler muffins

The heatwave that we’ve been suffering through finally broke. Thank goodness. It’s not only been hot and gloriously sunny, but it’s also been smoky. British Columbia’s forests are burning and it’s a dangerous and awful situation. A week ago, Cornelius…

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cold sesame noodles on repeat

It’s a bone fide heatwave here in Vancouver and I’m not going to complain. It’s hot, but we can manage. Bike rides add much needed breeze and is a generally pleasant way to get around town. Cold drinks on a…

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atakilt wat: turmeric-spiced potatoes, carrots & cabbage

Sunday was Mother’s Day. And because my mom isn’t around anymore, I couldn’t make her a meal or call her on the phone. But I pulled out a tablecloth that I had picked up when I was visiting with my dad…

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tastes like spring: rhubarb-raspberry crumb squares

Today is my birthday. It’s sunny out and the whole weekend promises warm weather and good times. I started the day with a strong coffee and this rhubarb-raspberry crumb bar. It’s full of oats and fruit so it’s breakfast in…

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rummies everywhere rejoice: easy french rum cake

I went jean shopping a little while ago and bought a pair of jeans. I loved them so much that I went back and bought a second pair. I do that a lot – find something I love and buy…

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kind of green: cream of celery soup

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and I’m not wearing a bit of green. I’m not drinking green beer or eating colcannon, Irish soda bread or even braised cabbage. What I did do was make this delicious green-ish soup on Sunday night.…

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