Monthly Archives: September 2013

Pasta with Tuna, Lemon, Capers and Olives

This easy, family-friendly recipe is a modern take on the tuna casseroles of old which frequently featured soggy pasta and bland sauce. The only thing that made those meals palatable for me was the sprinkling of crushed potato chips on … Continue reading

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Date Square Muffins

For centuries, dates have been a prized fruit in many different cultures and cuisines, thanks to their amazing flavour and nutrition. Providing a great energy source and packed with fibre, antioxidants, potassium and loads of other essential nutrients including calcium … Continue reading

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Pork tenderloin with roasted plums and balsamic sauce

I find plums to be a neglected fruit sometimes. Sure, people love to eat them as is and bake them in pies, cakes and crumbles, but what’s often forgotten is that they are also terrific in savoury dishes. Plums sprang … Continue reading

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The SimplyRaw Kitchen – a cookbook review

I strive to eat really, really healthy food at least once a day because, well, I know I need to balance out all the baking and miscellaneous tasting that happens in my life. But I have to confess that until … Continue reading

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Plum-Ginger Jam with Lime and Cardamom

As a cook, I find there’s nothing more satisfying than working with really, really fresh ingredients. I recently picked plums off my niece and nephew’s tree, just blocks from my home, and couldn’t wait to get busy creating something special … Continue reading

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Tips for Tomato Lovers

One of my favourite early-fall activities is to head to the farmers’ market and pick up a couple of bushels of ripe Roma tomatoes. These will form the base of lots of delicious dishes in the months ahead. While it’s … Continue reading

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Blueberry Crumble Tart

With its shortbread base, gooey blueberry filling and crisp crumble topping, this tart is a trifecta of perfect flavours and textures. I like that it’s not overly sweet and is just as good a day or two after it’s been … Continue reading

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