Recipe Index

winter archive

dowdy vegetables: cabbage, potato, carrot soup

At the moment, my fridge contains a dark green cluster of bitter rapini, a bag of red-stained blood oranges and 2 bulbs of fennel. It’s food like this – bitter, sharp and interesting, that helps to make February – and…

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party times: sweet, spicy & salty party mix

I love snacks. I remember having a friend in University who hated the word – she’d repeat it over and over until it did sound like the most totally ridiculous word ever. Still, I love snacks and I won’t belittle the concept…

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simple & good: red lentil & cauliflower curry

I wasn’t planning on posting another stew so quickly, but I awoke this morning to snow and I figured writing about birthday cake or cheese straws can come later (hint, hint!). It’s funny because I didn’t expect snow as I…

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getting through: unstuffed cabbage roll stew with sauerkraut

For the past 3 years, I’ve been a bit down in the dumps from January through til March. The realization of this pattern only hit me this week. For the last few days I totally felt incapacitated – everything became…

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christmas morning: walnut cake

On Christmas morning I turn into a giddy child. I have a hard time sleeping on the 24th and I wake up early, probably way too early, filled with excitement for the morning ahead. Around noon, we head to my…

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a respite from the crazy: white bean, yam & kale stew (with sausage)

It’s been a crazy, stressful time over here at ELS HQ. This past weekend I wrapped up a very busy 2-day craft fair (thanks to all of you who stopped by and said hi!) and mailed out a bunch of…

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happy & merry, it’s my first holiday giving guide (+ a cocktail recipe)!

I’m always a proponent for making holiday gifts, especially the edible kind. For the past few years, I’ve compiled holiday lists for my favorite things to bake, make and give. But today I wanted to share some lovely things that…

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rustic dessert: winter fruit pie with walnut crumb

I made this pie for Thanksgiving and realized that I forgot to post about it. A shame since it’s a very good pie. But it all works out since Amercian Thanksgiving is coming up in a few weeks and this pie…

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