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Crispy chili-lime roasted chickpeas

A crunchy snack and great garnish too! I’m a sucker for crunchy toppings of all kinds and crispy chickpeas are a particular favourite, adding a burst of delicious protein to my day. I love tucking them into lunch boxes for … Continue reading

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Candied Walnuts

One of my fondest holiday memories from my childhood is of the countless hours I spent cracking almonds, walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts for my father to devour. As a kid, I didn’t yet appreciate how delicious these treats were were … Continue reading

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Smoky Texas-style Chili

Have you heard of Hiyak? Neither had I, until two lovely little parcels of Hiyak sirloin from Lanark County’s Tiraislin Fold showed up in my Farmers’ Feast basket, courtesy of the Ottawa Farmers’ Market. It’s a cross between Highland cattle and … Continue reading

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Spicy Pickled Plums

I’ve really been enjoying making small batches of preserves this year. Not only do they take very little time and small quantities of ingredients, they are a great way to test out new flavour combinations. After making plum galettes the … Continue reading

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Quick Vegetarian Chili

We are still locked in what seems like an endless winter, so I’m continuing to search for new, hearty meals to keep us fuelled to withstand the cold. Chili is a favourite but I find it a little heavy sometimes, … Continue reading

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Fettuccine with spicy pork or wild boar sauce

I first tasted a version of this dish during a magical trip to attend a cooking school in Tuscany (thanks, Mom!) 16 years ago. That trip marked the beginning of the enduring food-intensive phase of my life and opened my … 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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