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Carleton Place a hotbed for good food and drink

Small town offers big flavours! Being away from home on a road trip is about the only time I’m happy to take a break from cooking for a couple of days. I love preparing healthy, delicious food so much that … Continue reading

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Carleton Place an ideal getaway destination

So much fun to be had so close to home! The surest way to test the charms of a small town is to visit it during winter. If it seems appealing – or even impressive – at that time of … Continue reading

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Baked pasta and cheese bites

Humble mac ‘n cheese gets a delicious makeover! I’m always looking for ways to make healthier, baked versions of favourite deep-fried dishes. My super crispy oven-baked chicken wings are a great example as are my fish and chips. This new … Continue reading

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Dulce de leche butter pecan ice cream

A rich, flavourful frozen treat! I’ve been a big fan of dulce de leche for years, though I didn’t know it by that name years ago when my mom used to magically transform cans of sweetened condensed milk into a … Continue reading

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Lightened up Piña colada

A low-calorie cocktail that doesn’t skimp on flavour! Summertime is finally here and I just want to eat all the fruit and vegetables in the world. I crave things that are light and refreshing when it’s hot outside, and that … Continue reading

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Staycation food fun with kids

Three fun cooking projects to enjoy as a family On busy weeknights (and even weekends), it can be hard to get kids involved in meal prep when all you want to do is get food on the table quickly. If … Continue reading

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Quick Pickled Turnips, Lebanese-style

A terrific taste sensation from the Middle East Anyone who knows me well knows that I have always considered pickles to be a food group, which is why there are quite a few pickle recipes on this blog. I love … Continue reading

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