Recipe Index

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peasant fare: braised red cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone and normally I don’t do much for the holiday. I’m not Irish nor do I fancy to drink gut-rot green beer. However, I am a fan of cabbage and hey, isn’t that something…

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pumpkin & pecan pancakes

So I’m giving the deuces to the pumpkin in my freezer. I don’t really know what giving the deuces means, other than that I saw Whitney on this past episode of America’s Next Top Model “give the deuces” and man,…

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taste of summer: black(berry) bottom cake

Like I mentioned in a previous entry, I’ve begun Operation: Cupboard Clean-Out to make moving apartments seem like less of a chore. This tactical maneouver isn’t only about cleaning out the cupboard….the freezer is fair game as well. Last summer…

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the common cold

It’s been a week of extremes and craziness. We had a small electrical fire due to a hack wiring job from a previous tenant. We found a new place to live for April. I’ve been baking and cooking up a…

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soup-ernatural: creamy chicken & vegetable soup

Movie trucks, production assistants and traffic hold-ups are a regular sight in “Hollywood North”. In our ‘hood, production shoots are pretty much a monthly occurance as apparently, this small neighbourhood is a movie location scout’s dream. Almost every week there…

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sexy beast: blood orange & rosemary roast chicken with roast vegetables

I love making a whole roast chicken. Lemon and rosemary is always a favorite flavour combo, as is a really garlicy pesto and roasting a chicken stuffed with homemade preserved lemons is to die for. But you want to know…

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dammit, pomegranate: chipotle shrimp with a citrus pomegranate salad

Way before everyone starting touting the pomegranate as the latest miracle wonder food, I was already an old pro at this tart and refreshing fruit. Back in grade six, my mom kept me in fine pomegranate style. I was smitten…

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ho! ho! ho!

Oooh, I love the holidays! Our tree has been up for weeks now, all our presents are wrapped and all the holiday baking is finished. Phew! Now, it’s relaxation and celebration time. I have a slightly more detailed list of…

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