ramps2web

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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garden2015five

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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chocolatepeanutweb

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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flatbreadweb

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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molassescookies

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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CinnamonRaisinBread4

Spiced Apple Raisin Bread

Today it’s 5 degrees and windy. I can’t lie, I’m suffering from some serious cabin fever here. I cannot wait any longer for some decent weather. I just want to get outside for a walk and feel the warmth of the sun. I want to […]

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poppyvinweb

Poppyseed Dijon Vinaigrette

One of my favorite things to share with you is breakfast. Usually the most basic of the daily meals, it can be so elegant in it’s simplicity. Working in the service industry I can tell you that the pressure’s always on when it comes to food […]

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pinwheelweb

Apple Pie Scones

Apple Pie Scones:  yields 1 dozen small pcs 2 cups                all purpose flour 3 1/2 tsp             baking powder 1/2 tsp                cinnamon 3/4 tsp       […]

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zaatar

Za’atar Spice Blend

Za’atar is one of my most favorite condiments, it lends well to almost any type of cuisine but particularly Middle Eastern as that is it’s place of origin. It’s subtle flavors enhance without overpowering. Try it on any meats, in some toasted large pearl couscous, […]

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rosecupcakeweb

Poppyseed Cupcakes with Poached Apple Roses

I have nothing much to say today other than the fact that I’m cooking and baking summer-like things today, due to a saddening negative-numbers weather forecast for March. You’re a wishful thinker if you’re a Torontonian expecting any kind of spring. We’re still donning our […]

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bananacookies2web

Banana Bread Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’ve had a couple of mushy old bananas sitting in the freezer for quite some time, and since banana bread’s a little boring – these cookies have put them to much better use! Sorry for the nonpareils sprinkle overload, what else am I going to […]

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MDC26

Monde du Chocolate – Photoshoot Part II

Today marks the finishing up of my first photoshoot for Monde du Chocolate. Hand crafted, hand painted chocolate bon bons out of Toronto, Ontario. I really had a blast with this shoot, it’s a pleasure to play with such gorgeous product. I love food, I […]

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MDC8web

Monde du Chocolat – A Photo Shoot.

I’m spending some time off from baking and posting recipes this week, as I’m working on a photo shoot for Monde du Chocolat. Hand made, hand painted chocolate bon bons out of Toronto, Ontario. I’m happy to share them with you, and if you have […]

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applepiewebwhiter

Old Fashioned Apple Pie

Last year I made a ton of pie. Pies for days. It’s still -20 degrees outside though it’s nearing the end of February, so a good old fashioned apple pie seemed like a good fit for a Sunday afternoon. Besides, I’ve been missing the pie […]

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pretzels

Soft Pretzel Rolls

Soft Pretzel Buns/Twists:    yields  8 rolls 3/4 cup                      water 4 g                             active dry yeast 30 g         […]

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redthaicurry2web

Red Thai Coconut Curry

Last night’s dinner was a quick red Thai coconut curry, definitely share worthy. Minimal ingredients and minimal preparation time – the perfect any-night-of-the-week dinner. There’s no right or wrong amount of heat or acid in this dish, it’s really just up to you to adjust according […]

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ChocChipCookieWeb

Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a slight variation of the ones I posted here, but the sugar has been altered, creating better spread and crispier edges. In my opinion the perfect cookie (chocolate chip or otherwise) is crispy on the edges and slightly soft in the center. A cookie […]

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Lemons2Web

Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are something I keep wishing I had on hand, especially a few weeks ago when I made chicken tagine. I can’t bring myself to go pay some fancy grocer for something this simple that I could just learn how to make myself. These […]

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TrailmixCookiesWeb

Chocolate Trail Mix Cookies (Gluten Free)

  Well Holy Hell, it’s 2015! It’s been weeks since I shared anything with you, and I’m sorry. I’ve been busy with work, out of town for Christmas, then back to busy work! But alas, I’m off for a few days and the madness has subsided. Thankfully. […]

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