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Small batch hard iced tea cupcakes

A tasty treat for summertime entertaining! A lifelong fan of iced tea, I didn’t know what to expect the first time I tasted a ‘spiked’ version. I was pleasantly surprised to discover the tea and lemon flavours still predominated and … Continue reading

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Sparkling ginger-mint lemonade

Enjoy as a mocktail or in a spiced-up gin & tonic! At this time of year, I often find myself craving all things citrus. Lemon is a particular favourite of mine – I love its bright, fresh, tanginess which adds … Continue reading

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Salmon in Puff Pastry with Dill Sauce

An easy, elegant dish for everyday or entertaining Hosting a group of friends or family a whole lot easier when you’ve got a couple of sure-fire recipes up your sleeve. One of my favourites is melt-in-your mouth salmon wrapped in … Continue reading

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Mini Shortbread Apple Tarts with Salted Caramel

Freshly picked apples are one of the delights of autumn. Their beautiful red skins and crisp texture seem a perfect pairing with the changing seasons. These delicious tarts are a great way to showcase apples in a pretty way and … Continue reading

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Lavender-Blueberry Shrub for Cocktails and Salad Dressings

Shrubs are a big part of the current cocktail craze, and for good reason – they’re delicious! A shrub is a sweetened vinegar-based syrup, sometimes called drinking vinegar. Shrubs typically consist of vinegar infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices for use in cocktails … Continue reading

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs are a great party food. Bite sized yet full of flavour, they’re also a great vehicle for many different kinds of dips. When I saw a package of minced lamb from Milkhouse Farm and Dairy in my Holiday Farmers’ … Continue reading

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Farmers’ Feast – the Holiday 2015 Edition

Every month or three, I get a chance to step into culinary overdrive for a week or so. The Ottawa Farmers’ Market has designed a great program to help showcase the abundance of delicious local products on offer year ‘round … Continue reading

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