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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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summertime ricotta pasta primavera

A couple of Sundays ago, I went with some friends to Westham Island, just outside of Vancouver. It’s one of my favorite places accessible across a single-vehicle wide wooden bridge and once you’ve crossed over, you’ll find an herb farm,…

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pink margarita on the rocks

I’m a big believer in necessity being the mother of invention. Earlier this week after a rousing game of tennis at our local park, I came home thirsty and water could only quench so much. What I really wanted was…

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elsewhere: mexican chocolate ice cream & more good recipes

While I was away in New York, you may have missed these wonderful recipes of mine over at Poppytalk. Root & Ginger – a refreshing drink using one of my favorite hard-to-find liqueurs. Spicy, Smoky & Sweet Glazed Almonds –…

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rhubarb-limeade fizz & a nyc rundown

I’ve been back from New York for over a week now and I’m daydreaming about my visit constantly. Well, that and working because when you go away for 3 weeks you’ve got a lot of work to attend to. And…

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picnic fun times!

While in New York, I plan on doing a lot of picnic eating. Picnic eating while traveling is a lot different from picnic eating while at home. While traveling, it usually involves picking up something readymade like a $3 Bánh…

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brown butter rhubarb ginger bars – spring, finally.

Spring came to a slow start here in Vancouver. April and May were cold and rainy with only a couple sunny days to spare. The sad thing is that the past few months have been so busy that I haven’t made it out to our local farmer’s markets and so I felt that all the bounty of spring produce: asparagus, ramps and rhubarb were passing me by. Luckily, I found some gorgeous stalks of rhubarb in my local Chinatown market and remembered a recipe…

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brooklyn chocolate egg cream & seeking NYC tips

I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of an egg cream. I mean, it’s a total misnomer since there is no egg or cream involved, but when I was little just the thought of a drink with eggs was not refreshing sounding…

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