Monthly Archives: September 2019

Blueberry-cardamom coffee cake

A rich and flavourful not-too-sweet treat As a kid I was really confused by coffee cake, because it never tasted like coffee. Little did I know the term simply meant a sweet cake – often flavoured with fruit and/or cinnamon … Continue reading

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Refreshing and healthy ginger-maple drink

Switch things up with a tasty switchel I’d never heard of switchel until I was recently served this refreshing drink that tastes a lot like ginger beer. I couldn’t wait to get home and play around with the concept.  It’s … Continue reading

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Snazzier stuffed peppers

A great new way to enjoy this classic dish! I have always felt a little conflicted about stuffed peppers. I knew I should like them; after all – the base is a vegetable (hip, hip, hooray!) and they’re typically made … Continue reading

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Three cheers for quick pickles!

Fast, flavourful small-batch preserves made in minutes! When I was growing up, my mom had eight hungry people to feed every day, not to mention the frequent guests welcomed into our home. One of her secret weapons was our huge … Continue reading

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