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summer refresher: raspberry limeade

I woke up this morning to the sound of rain. I’m not going to get too down on this weather since after weeks and weeks of blissful sunshine, I’m sure the tinder dry forests and thirsty crops could use a…

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500 grams of spaghetti = two delicious summer pastas

I’ve been doing some serious cooking for about the past week or so. If there is such a thing of kitchen karma, then I consider myself blessed. Everything that has come out of my lil’ 60 sq. ft. kitchen has…

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the powerful quench: rooiboos & lime iced tea

Let’s face it. I’m a coffee person. When I wake up I drink at least one cup but most likely two. Iced coffee? Yes please, with cream and no sugar, thank you very much! But when it comes down to…

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garden inspiration: marinated vegetable salad

I spent my morning visiting my neighbourhood community garden. It was the annual plant sale, and while I only picked up a few free pots for my balcony, I found the whole visit very inspiring. The gardens were in full…

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condiment city: strawberry salsa & burgers with simple guacamole

Summer seems to be the perfect time to endulge in a little condiment action. With all those picnics and bbqs it seems that mustards, ketchups, salsas and relishes abound. A squirt here and a plop there. Once tomato season rears…

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very cherry whole wheat muffins

Cherries are in the local markets now and I’m super excited. I love cherries and usually just pop them into my mouth fresh, but sometimes I get a hankering for something a little different. Sometimes it works, like these cherry…

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tart it up: simple tomato phyllo tart

A few months ago I bought some phyllo dough with the intention of creating something fantastic out of it. It languished in my freezer for quite a while before a near-empty fridge made the decision for me that it was…

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100 breakfast proof: pina colada fruit salad

Pineapples are one of my favorite fruits. I love them plain, grilled or shoved into a burger. It doesn’t take much to transform the pineapple into something special. When we were couch-surfing in Utrecht last September, our hosts had served…

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