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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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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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3 of my favorite words: bourbon ice cream

I made this ice cream a while ago and I think its time for a repeat double scoop. This ice cream is actually low in fat and is adapted from a Mark Bittman recipe called “cornstarch ice cream”. When you…

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team cabbage: braised cabbage with apples & cumin seeds

Ah spring, you are a fickle one. It’s back to rain here in Vancouver (well, for the moment at least) and while I look at my cute sandals and summer skirts longingly, I’m doing what feels right. So what if…

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yam & bean orange-scented chili

It seems a bit foolish to whip up a big bowful of chili when spring is here. And that’s the wonderful thing about Vancouver – buds and blossoms begin to show their colours in February and by March and into…

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baking with booze: scotch whiskey oat cake

I’m no stranger to baking with booze. I’ve used a red dark ale in cake and some Jack Daniels in a batch of vegan chocolate cupcakes. But I’ve never poured a decent, peaty-tasting scotch into something I was going to…

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easier than you think: lemon roasted chicken & vegetables

One of my favorite meals is a roasted chicken. I’m always shocked when I hear that people just don’t make it from scratch. Sure it’s easy to pick up a roasted bird from Whole Foods, but c’mon, this doesn’t take…

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