Asparagus, chanterelles and fresh basil

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I have been in a rut. My lack of culinary inspiration has been epic this winter. About 3 weeks ago I planted my garden – without fail, inspiration came flooding in. In the last moments before my culinary hibernation this … Continue reading

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a pot of gold for your cereal bowl

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Occasionally, as I’m searching the shelves for Gluten Free pantry items I am amazed, aghast and discouraged by the costs. If you are used to buying GF I’m sure I sound like a broken record. If you’ve been following my … Continue reading

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wild chestnut and apple soup

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Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…. is it that time of year again! As I wrap up a very busy fall I hope for a few moments of piece before we get full swing into the Holidays. With the bulk … Continue reading

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apple week 2 – varieties and apple crisp

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I walked into an elevator conversation about what the best tasting apple was…. Fugi, Macintosh, Empire, Honey Crisp, Cortland, Gala…. the conversation got me thinking, I wonder how many varieties there are. If I tried hard I could probably have thought of … Continue reading

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curried egg salad surprise

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I have been in denial … can it be that summer is truly over. In my denial I tempted fate and bought ” the last” of this years peaches. If the leaves changing colours wasn’t a big enough sign from … Continue reading

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tom yummy soup with tofu and vermicelli

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My dear followers, the last time I wrote I mentioned that September is normally busy. Busy it has been! So I’ve missed a few weeks. I’ve missed writing, but enjoyed the distraction that has kept me away. Life is always … Continue reading

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sunshine pickles

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If you’re like me and don’t have the heart to crack into a just-canned jar — or if you’re not one to the fuss over canning but love a good homemade pickle — these refrigerator pickles are an easy-to-make pickle … Continue reading

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10 reasons to love september PLUS beet, watermelon and feta salad

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I love the summer and always feel a little sad as fall approaches but September is also – a very close second to – my favourite month. Here are the top 10 reasons I love September…. #1 Visiting friends and family … Continue reading

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the most beautiful potato salad

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About this time of year everyone who hasn’t already packed up camp, begins to think seriously about wrapping up the summer’s repose and heading back to routine. The end of summer is around the corner,  kids head back to school … Continue reading

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GF summer peach tart

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Peach season is HERE!!!! When is comes to peaches I have a bias. In fact I have the biggest obsession with peaches and nectarines allowable. I used to buy leathery, pulpy winter peaches and nectarines from far away lands. I realized … Continue reading

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