Monthly Archives: October 2013

Halloween Treat (and 1 trick)

One of the side benefits of carving pumpkins this time of year is that you end up with handfuls of pumpkin seeds.  Instead of throwing them out, take a few minutes to cook up a great snack…roasted pumpkin seeds. After … Continue reading

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Afternoon Tea For Two (or Three)

One of the best things about the onset of the colder weather is the reminder of how lovely it is to stay inside and visit with friends over a pot (or two) of tea. Sunny weekend afternoons in the summer … Continue reading

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A Taste of Sunshine…

Autumn is easily my favourite season for a number of reasons:  I get wear sweaters and boots again, the air is crisp, the leaves change to gorgeous colours and I start cooking soups & stews. I really didn’t like soup … Continue reading

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Tomatoes, Flames, Oven…oh my!

I had grand plans yesterday…set out to cook up a batch of oven-dried tomatoes yet the kitchen god(desse)s  continue to haunt me after my popping paneer saga earlier this week…. Had my tomatoes roasting in  a slow oven (200 degrees … Continue reading

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Jumpin’ Jiminy…Popping Paneer

And herein begins my saga about my first attempt at saag paneer… I have to start by saying I love saag paneer.   It is one of my ultimate comfort foods and if I am in a new Indian restaurant, … Continue reading

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In Glorious De Feet…

  My beloved cooking clogs are also known as my clown shoes or my Ronald McDonald shoes…and when they make an appearance, everyone knows that there is serious kitchen time involved! There is a reason my dream kitchen has a … Continue reading

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OMG…Gravlax!

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  And when life gives you salmon, trust me, make gravlax! My mother makes gravlax occasionally but this was my first attempt upon receiving the bounty of a 12 kg salmon last weekend.   … Continue reading

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