Recipe Index

winter archive

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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hot toddy: hot buttered rum

It’s true that adding butter to a beverage seems a bit strange but at the same time I was curiously attracted to that kind of naughtyness. And naughty it is! It’s a rich, hot, sweet drink with complex flavours and a definite kick thanks to the rum. It was delicious and it warmed our insides completely.

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a nice hot cup of tea: chai

I love chai tea. The first time I tried it about 10 years ago, I declared it was like having cake in a cup! Oh my, it was sweet and rich and full of spice, instantly comforting and wonderfully cozy.…

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smooth like orange velvet: winter vegetable soup

Mmmm, there’s not much more that I love on a blustery day than some good homemade soup. Today was so windy that when I ran a few errands in Chinatown most of the electricity in shops and many of the…

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leave your fancy pants in the closet: paprika chicken & vegetable stew

One of my best friends is taking 6 months out of her Vancouver life to ride her bike to Mexico with her boyfriend. They are still enroute, but after weeks of cycling in the rain and wind and cold, they…

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just pudding! rice pudding with dried cranberries

As a child, I was never enamoured with rice pudding. In our house, it was something that my mom made rarely and when she did, she made it for my dad. It seemed like a big production to my young…

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baked oatmeal #2

I love oatmeal for breakfast. It’s comforting and virtuous and above all, tasty delicious. I try to make our weekend breakfasts a bit more special than the everyday morning eats and yesterday I decided to make baked oatmeal. I’ve made…

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the squidgy bits: oven baked chicken in a sweet barbeque sauce

I like chicken well enough but I do get queasy around those squidgy bits that reside close to the bone. I could just buy the expensive skinless, boneless chicken breasts, but I’m too much of a skinflint to justify chicken…

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