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basil vinaigrette

This week has been pretty beautiful. The sun has been shining and the temperatures have dipped enough that you might have to reach for that light cardigan you have stuffed into your bag. September makes me take stock. Did I…

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how to make a really awesome chicken dinner for a rainy day.

This is something that a mom would make, except that mine never did. Not that my mom had anything against a dish like this because she did make a very similar pot roast recipe involving beef. But this dish has…

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big bowl of summer vegetables

While my husband was away for his two-week bicycle adventure, I was left at home to make do with our CSA share. For the past 2 years, we’ve shared our farm share basket with another couple, as one whole share…

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burnt nectarine tart (but not on purpose)

It took me a long time to get the hang of making pie dough. Then l I discovered the beauty of a galette: no shrinkage, no worries about rolling a perfect circle and no pie weights needed when baking. A…

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quick summer squash & pea saute

What a bright and delightful part of the meal this dish was! I’m looking back on this meal fondly because right now with my husband away on a 2 week bicycle trip I’m doing a lot less eating and hardly…

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penne carbonara with garlic scapes

I just wrote about casesar salads being a mainstay in my late teen years. Carbonara was another favorite. I grew up in a university town so there was an entire strip made up of bars and in between those bars,…

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keep cool this summer

I wished for it to happen, and summer has finally arrived here in Vancouver with a bang. I’m all aglow, which according to my tenth grade gym teacher is just a pretty word for sweat. I’m sweaty, a little bit…

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strawberry cooler + some san francisco (& area) help

I’m always on the lookout for the perfect drink. And it seems a couple of my favorite food bloggers also did a bit of thirst seeking recently too. Lotte + Doof whipped up a beautiful looking ginger beer – perfect…

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