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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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muffin top: blackberry muffins with crumble topping

Now before I can tempt you to make a muffin or twelve, check out my new post over at the Food Network Canada blog, Bazaar. It’s about lunches, and sandwiches and working in an office for a week. Fun stuff!…

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friends, lovers and scones: blackberry scones

Vacation starts in 9 days and while things should be winding down, my dear sweet husband is working harder than ever. For the past 3 months, Cornelius has been in lock-down mode and despite the occasional sleeps and nutrition breaks,…

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i’m hooked on blackberries: cornmeal pate brisee & blackberry-peach galette

Ahhhh, freshly picked blackberries…what’s not to love? Free, juicy bites of sun-ripened perfection. Sure, the cuts and scrapes can be a real pain, but I can take it. I love scouring my neighbourhood for the best berries and earlier this…

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eat fish and be merry: baked fish with potatoes & rosemary + lime & honey wax beans

Last night I wasn’t in the mood to cook. It’s been a busy week catching up on all the work that had piled up since I went back to Ontario and I had inadvertently skipped lunch which left me at…

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coolio: coconut chocolate chunk ice cream + mexican chocolate ice cream

Vancouver is in the middle of a heat wave and I couldn’t be happier. For some crazy reason, even though the temperature is climbing, we haven’t needed to turn on a fan. Our apartment seems to exist in some crazy…

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wait, there’s a flower in my drink: lavender-mint lemonade

I love summer! It’s hot enough to get that nice sweaty feeling (something my high school gym teacher referred to as a “glow”) and when all the windows are open, the drapes billow and swoon in the most pleasing way.…

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2 kinds of summer salads? creamy red, white and green potato salad + creamy asian slaw

Summer long weekends are the definition of perfection. With all the barbeques, picnics and friendly get-togethers, it’s a perfect time for sharing food. We had our own little Canada Day celebration over the weekend and food (and beer) definitely played…

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