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JUNO-inspired stuffed peppers

Celebrating Canadian music with ingredients tied to song lyrics! It’s JUNO Awards Week in Ottawa and I’m pretty excited by all the musical hoopla. In 2012, the last time the JUNOs were held here, my son played piano for a … Continue reading

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White turnips with miso-maple glaze

If you’ve not yet discovered Hakurei turnips, you’re in for a big treat. Sometimes called Japanese turnips, these mild flavoured little beauties have just the faintest and appealing hint of bitterness and are so much more enjoyable than their humble … Continue reading

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The Best Grilled Vegetable Salad Ever

I am usually reluctant to call any recipe of mine ‘the best ever’ but after my husband raved incessantly upon tasting this creation, I’ve decided the tagline is deserved, this time. This dish was inspired by the sight of many … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast Challenge July 2015 – On Affordability and Appreciation

I’ve been pondering about back-to-basics eating lately and feeling sad for those people who simply cannot afford to eat local, seasonal produce. I’m not just talking about people in remote communities although the price of fresh food in Canada’s Arctic … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast Challenge – Spring 2015 Edition

After a long and exceptionally cold winter, I am appreciating our local farmers more than ever. Their ability to bring a diverse selection of produce to market early in the growing season is amazing, all the more so when you … Continue reading

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