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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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belated birthday fun times: the white out cake

But first, let me talk about cake. In my head I thought it was perfectly reasonable to bake 3 cakes (2 of them would be layer cakes, of course). So I set about making the first cake, a bundt. Easy, right?

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