Monthly Archives: October 2013

Caramel Apple Muffins

Autumn, aka apple season, is one of my favourite times of year. I have fond memories of apple picking as a child and enjoyed sharing that traditional activity with my own kids when they were younger. These days, I head … Continue reading

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Chefx – making mealtime easier and more delicious

It should come as no surprise when I say that do love to cook. Truly. Most days, the very first thing I think about when I wake up is, “what do I want to make today?” Having easy access to … Continue reading

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Tuna Crudo

I’ve long been a fan of well-prepared raw fish, having first tasted excellent sushi on a trip to New York City in the early 1980s. Not long after, I was delighted to discover ceviche – an intoxicating blend of fish, … Continue reading

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Roasted Root Vegetable Soup with Dukkah

The earthy flavours of root vegetables make them a natural choice for soup.  Roasting them brings out their natural sweetness and gives the soup a richer, more complex flavour. Be sure to take a few moments to make the garnish … Continue reading

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Grab and go breakfasts

We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day but let’s face it, not everyone has the time, energy or inclination to prepare and enjoy a big meal first thing in the morning. I’ve met many … Continue reading

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Curried Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Coconut

Flavourful, inexpensive and nutritious, pumpkin is useful for so much more than just yummy pies. I love making soups with pumpkin as the base as it has a sweet, subtle flavour that lends itself to countless interpretations. You could use … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: Vegetable Stock

As autumn settles in, I always feel excited about the changing weather and the accompanying shift in my kitchen. This time of year, it’s all about soups for me. Gone are light, bright summer salads, replaced by slowly-simmered concoctions that … Continue reading

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