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Spiced Poppyseed Coffee Cake

We’ve had a bit of a rough go on the balcony this summer. This time last year I believe I was posting lots of photos of lush red tomatoes and assorted herbs, all excited. We had a few things go wrong this year, first being […]

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pastry collage

Celebrating Two Years with WordPress!

This week I celebrate my two year Anniversary with WordPress. Officially two years of blogging! Thank you to all of you who follow and read along, and especially to those of you who comment and interact regularly – I really appreciate it! It feels like […]

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Shakshuka.

I’m sharing dinner with you tonight. My shakshuka, aka: eggs poached in tomato. A brief history of shakshuka from Wikipedia, because I’m quite frankly too lazy to tell you about it. You can also read more from a previous recipe/post I wrote many months ago, […]

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plumjam

Pectin-Free Plum Jam

It’s finally the time of year when your produce market is overflowing with selection and variety, and the prices are half the usual… more affordable and much much tastier. Fruits are plumper, juicier, and perfect for preserving. The fruit I chose for today is a version of […]

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Monde du Chocolat. Another Photo Shoot.

I spent a little time this weekend doing some work for Monde du Chocolat, who you may recognize from previous posts of mine. For anyone interested in purchasing chocolates and the other assorted treats you see in the below images, contact erika.han@mondeduchocolat.com All images copyrighted and […]

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Pickled Garlic Scape Pesto

Since garlic scapes have come into season I’ve seen at least three people make pesto out of them, so I figured I’d give it a try and use some of the pickled ones I’ve had sitting in the fridge the past couple of weeks. Using […]

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cherrypie4web

Cherry + White Peach Pie

I’ve been out of the loop this week and last, as I’ve been back home in British Columbia visiting family and friends. I seem to have had a stroke of luck too, as my last day in Whistler was socked in with smoke from surrounding wildfires, […]

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Pickled Garlic Scapes.

I love love love pickling and preserving things. Whether it’s homemade marmalade that takes 48 hours of patience, or preserved lemons that take 6 weeks- I’m game. It’s even better if you happen to have something particularly seasonal, like garlic scapes. Grab all the good stuff while […]

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roastedcauli

Spiced Roasted Cauliflower

This week I’m on a clean eating streak. Eating ‘clean’ means something different for everyone, but for me it means no consumption of empty calories. It means at least 50% of my plate is vegetables, 25% lean protein, and 25% carbohydrates at most (if any at […]

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Balcony Garden 2015

It’s that time of year again- time to get gardening. This year we’re trying a few new things including lettuces and peas. Last year was quite a success considering it was our first time doing this, so we’re more prepared this time with a bit […]

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

This week was the first one we’ve had of temperatures above 15 degrees EVERY DAY. Sunny, warm, and humid. Nobody super loves incredibly humid weather, but I find myself less and less bothered by it. Maybe that year and a half living in Florida really did […]

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Harissa Flatbread

I don’t have much to report this week. The cat (who’s name has become Murph) is settling in just fine and dandy, and I’m really enjoying having her around. My Monday consists of laundry, some focaccia-style flatbread, a slew of Vice News videos to get my […]

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Oatmeal Molasses Cookies (and a new pet!)

Yesterday we adopted a kitty! She’s still technically nameless, but we’re working on it. She’s 4, and has the most social and talkative personality. So far she spends most of her time prancing around the apartment meowing and purring away. She loves to smash her […]

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