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Dreams of Summer Gin Smash

A flavourful, refreshing cocktail (or mocktail) I find there’s no better way to chase away the midwinter blues than by cranking up the heat just a little, putting on some summery tunes and whipping up a delicious cocktail that just … Continue reading

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The Queen of Cocktails

Combining freshly-squeezed orange juice with a turmeric and ginger-infused simple syrup makes for one heck of a delicious cocktail. I’ve chosen to make mine with vodka, a natural pairing with orange, but I’m sure it would be just as delicious … Continue reading

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Fresh orange sorbet with candied peel

I know we’re past the midpoint of winter, but it feels like summer’s warmth is a long way away. My cure for cold-weather blues is to cram as much citrus fruit as possible into myself, which usually means I come … Continue reading

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Roasted Arctic char with fennel, walnuts and Parmesan

Maybe it’s my Maritime roots, but I always feel a little bit sad when I hear people say that they don’t like fish. As with so many foods, it’s often the case that they just haven’t had a chance to enjoy … Continue reading

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Handmade holidays – Mulling Spice Bags

Make-ahead mulling spice mix This spice mix makes a lovely gift – the bagged blend can be added to a pot of tea or used to infuse apple cider or red wine. The recipe makes about 12 mulling spice bags. If you are giving … Continue reading

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Quinoa with Asparagus and Oranges

I’ve long been a fan of quinoa and I keep learning new things about not only how to cook it but also how to optimize the flavour of these delightful little nutrition-packed seeds. I’ve found toasting them before simmering them … Continue reading

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Caribbean-inspired salad with cabbage, orange, avocado and coconut

In the Caribbean, many farmers now grow delicious, drought-resistant cabbage that appears on tables far more often than delicate lettuce. I created this salad to bring together some of my favourite tropical flavours, including curry, oranges, avocados and coconut. It … Continue reading

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