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A mostly make-ahead fancy vegetarian feast

Perfect for date night…or any night! Move over, meat and potatoes. When it comes to making a special dinner at home, why not try a new approach to menu planning? Vegetarian meals by their very nature are colourful and appealing; … Continue reading

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2014 Year in Review

Wow – hard to believe it’s 2015. I hope everyone had a joyous and fulfilling holiday season; much of mine was happily spent in the kitchen, feeding really great people. Plus we played games, watched movies and drank wine. It … Continue reading

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Artisan-style Fruit and Nut Crisps

Ever since Lesley Stowe introduced the world to her fantastic Raincoast Crisps, I’ve wanted to figure out a way to make them at home. Somehow, eating a cracker that’s packed with nutritious things makes me feel more virtuous about the … Continue reading

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Pineapple-Grilled Salmon with avocado salsa

Fish and fruit are such a perfect combination. This particular dish was inspired by an article I read which talked about the popular Hawaiian pairing of canned Spam and pineapple (I kid you not). That might be tasty….but I think … Continue reading

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A Romantic Dinner for Two Menu

It’s surprising how many things one should consider when planning to cook a romantic dinner for two. Obviously, if you’re trying to impress someone, you want to deliver a meal that is both delicious and attractive, but what are the … Continue reading

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Pistachio-crusted halibut on golden beets with caper-onion tartar sauce

Halibut is one of my favourite fish to cook and eat because of its delicate texture and flavour. When shopping, look for sustainably harvested fish that does not have a strong fishy aroma. Because the fillets are generally of an … Continue reading

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Fennel, Orange and Arugula Salad with Pistachios

I’ve recently discovered a wonderful variety of orange called Cara Cara. Also known as Red Navels, they are juicy and oh-so-sweet, plus their flesh is a vibrant orangey-red colour that really makes any plate pop. I’ve been using them in … Continue reading

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