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love is….raspberry jam thumbprint cookies

For the past few years, we’ve spent our wedding anniversary in different cities. Last year, we celebrated with a whirlwind visit  to Chicago in the middle of a big road trip. The year before that, we spent it in New…

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long summer weekends: my take on sam’s slaw

For nearly the past week, the entire Pacific Northwest has been given a heat advisory. Coming from Ontario where the summers are hot and muggy, this advisory – where temperatures got up to just over 30° C (aka 86° F),…

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cold brew (& a little advice too): earl grey & hibiscus cold-brewed iced tea

Summer is about road trips, hikes in cool forests, ice cream cones, toes in the sand, jangly pop songs and iced tea. All things are high up on my summer list. Even though we’re not planning one large go-all-out vacation…

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epic prep: bún vermicelli bowl with tofu

A couple weeks ago, we found ourself in our old neighbourhood and decided to visit the Union, a restaurant that I’ve visited a few times with friends, but never with my husband. We ordered drinks and I ordered their bún…

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crispy, bitter, gooey: broccoli rabe panini with mozzarella

I love broccoli rabe (which also goes by the name “rapini”) a whole heck of a lot. It’s a bitter green so if you’re scared off by bitterness, this might not be the vegetable for you. But if you embrace…

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lentil love: creamy broccoli & red lentil dal

Oh you know, I was sitting back the other day talkin’ about lentils with a couple of friends (true story). They were discussing the merits of  french green lentils and black lentils but I think they were disrespecting the red…

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anytime meal: roasted asparagus with pancetta & eggs

This past weekend felt like spring. I’m not saying that because of Daylight Savings Time which is always a bit of a jab, but because you could smell it in the air. The sun was out, we walked around our…

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easy cheesy: one pot mac & cheese

I grew up in a house that didn’t go for excess. Rather, we were proud of our thriftiness and resourcefulness. Okay, that’s a lie. When I said “we”, I meant “my parents” – because I wasn’t totally down with my…

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