Recipe Index

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let me eat cake: fresh apple cake

Wow, two new posts in one night?! I must be procrastinating! Actually, I’m still thinking about that article about Vancouver housing costs…. Last month, the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver reported that the average sale price of a single-family…

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get your veg on: roast vegetable pasta bake

It was so sunny and bright and warm this afternoon that I spent a lot of time wandering my neighbourhood. It was a welcome relief from being chained to the computer working on client projects. The sun was strong and…

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preparation is important: cranberry walnut oatmeal

I want to be sure that I get a good start to the day in preparation for the New Year’s Eve revellery that will begin this evening. Friends have arrived from Portland, OR and Randy will be spinning the decks…

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carcass = awesome

After our Christmas dinner spent with Cornelius’ family, C’s mom kindly wrapped up the turkey carcass for me to take home. Am I the only one who finds free turkey carcasses thrilling? The next day, I set about to make…

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ode to joy: boeuf bourguignon

If Christmas is anything, it sure is filled with food. For treats to give away, I made 2 kinds of chocolate bark (one white chocolate/candy cane and one vegan dark chocolate/salted mixed nuts), a peanut butter/dark chocolate fudge, vegan chocolate-peanut…

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oh so pretty: chocolate mint slice & bake cookies

After seeing these beauties on the baker’s rack, I had to give them a go. They just looked so pretty and festive and the colourful nonpareils looked like twinkly Christmas lights. I had all the ingredients, so last night at…

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minty fresh: candy cane chocolate bark

What’s the easiest thing to make for the holidays? Candy cane chocolate bark! Two ingredients, chocolate and candy canes. What could be simpler? Not much. * I also make this very successfully with mixed nuts. I just add a similar…

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off the cuff: my african-inspired chicken stew

I wanted to make an African-style meal that had a bit of spice, a bit of sweetness and a bit of sour. I looked through my cookbooks and I spent a few runs through Google typing in various ingredients, but my search was fruitless. So I decided to tackle dinner on my own. The end results were fantastic and it was a perfect meal for a chilly evening.

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