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Chocolate-dipped pretzel rods

A sweet and salty festive treat! I don’t often wish I lived anywhere other than where I do. Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, is a pretty awesome place and has the most amazing, vibrant culinary scene. I can find international ingredients … Continue reading

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Spicy dark chocolate and granola bark

A healthy-ish treat that’s ready in minutes! We’ve been told for years that eating dark chocolate is good for our health in multiple ways, so I decided to make a good thing even better by adding some heat. And guess … Continue reading

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Mango-maple hot sauce

Spice up your life with this tropical-inspired condiment! This fun hot sauce is really versatile. We enjoy it on tacos, grilled fish and even as a barbeque sauce on ribs and chicken. Fruity-tasting hot peppers like habaneros or scotch bonnets … Continue reading

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Carrot cake jam

Take your cheese and charcuterie boards to the next level! I’m always on the lookout for interesting new condiments to add to my party platters. The biggest thing I look for is an accessory that provides a great contrast of … Continue reading

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‘Everything bagel’ crackers

Healthy and flavourful thanks to seeds, spices and whole wheat flour! These crackers are so crispy and delicious that my family finds them positively addictive! They get their name from the spice and seed mix which mimics the famous ‘everything … Continue reading

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Festive maple snack mix

A sweet-salty-spicy treat! My mom’s savoury nuts ‘n bolts were a highlight of the holiday snacks menu when I was growing up. I loved every component – the Cheerios, pretzels, peanuts and Shreddies, not to mention the tangy sauce that … Continue reading

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Coffee spice rub for beef, pork and chicken

A great blend that makes a versatile gift from the kitchen! Whenever I serve meat that’s been prepared with this rub, it gets rave reviews. While you might be tempted to make a huge quantity, it’s best to make this … Continue reading

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