Tag Archives: spices

Grilled baby bok choy

A summery side dish that’s full of flavour! I love the taste and texture of bok choy but also appreciate it because it’s a great source of potassium and other nutrients. While this versatile vegetable is a family favourite in … 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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Spiced lamb meatball stew with orzo and vegetables

A hearty meal that’s both healthy and flavourful I often find myself craving particular dishes or ingredients because characters in a book I am reading are enjoying them. Recently, a novel set in England fostered in me a keen desire … Continue reading

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Sweet & spicy rhubarb chutney

A zippy, versatile condiment that’s easy to prepare! Anyone else feel like their garden is on the verge of becoming a jungle? We’ve had so much rain this summer that when this week’s heatwave hit, I swear I could see … Continue reading

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Cardamom & Cloves Spices Up Ottawa!

Quick Update: As of February 2015, Cardamom & Cloves is now an online store! Same great selection and outstanding service. Visit their new shop here: http://cardamom-and-cloves.myshopify.com/ For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the intoxicating fragrance … Continue reading

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A celebration of Russian food for the 2014 Winter Olympics

I’ve had the most delicious and delightful time, exploring Russian food over the past month or so. I love ‘cooking on a theme’ and the upcoming Olympics in Sochi seemed like the perfect excuse to dive into a cuisine about … Continue reading

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Contemporary Cottage Pie

I grew up eating Shepherd’s Pie without understanding much about its history. It turns out that what many people call Shepherd’s Pie is actually Cottage Pie – a dish from 19th century England. Typically made of seasoned, minced beef mixed … Continue reading

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