Seasonal archive

quick comfort meal: pasta with cabbage & leeks

This is my take on haluski, a traditional Polish dish made with pasta and cabbage – a perfect weeknight meal because it all comes together quickly. And it’s affordable (uh, cabbage!) that probably uses ingredients that you’ve got hidden away in the fridge…

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ten long years: blood orange poppy seed loaf

Holy crap. I’ve been doing this food blog thing for 10 years. Happy freaking blog-o-birthday-versary to me! It’s kind of a big deal big milestone so I did the one thing I knew I had to do. Bake a cake. Well, it’s…

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back in the saddle: lentil & sweet potato chili

I’ve been going through a serious cooking funk lately. On Friday night, I scorched not just one pan of rice, but two. Have you ever burnt rice? The odour it leaves throughout your home is horrific and omnipresent. Now times…

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you’re so easy to love: bourbon chocolate mousse with hazelnuts

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and for me going out to a restaurant for dinner is not going to happen. As a rule I hate going out to dinner on a Saturday night because of crowds and being out on a…

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it takes two: one pot mujadara with mashed coconut yams

Nearly six years ago (whoa, has it been that long?) I made koshary, a dish that involved lentils, rice and pretty much every single pot I had at my disposal. The meal was tasty, but it was a lot of…

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on january: green apple and celery salad with walnuts and mustard vinaigrette

Vancouver is covered in fog which is my favourite part about winter in this neck of the woods. Everything is quiet and beautiful with just a hint of a Scooby Doo mystery in the dark. The downtown towers disappear and…

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i like you very much: a re-cap of the best of 2014

I left 2014 feeling pretty down on the year in general. For me, it was a year filled with stress, worry and anxiety. I’m sad to say that it clouded my judgement. I directed all my focus onto those things…

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party down with gougères (aka cheese puffs) + a holiday gift wish list

I know, gougères sounds like fancy food. Delicious, of course, but probably super tricky to make. You might think that these are better left to the professionals or at least the person invited to the holiday party with the perfect…

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