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Warm Caramel-Apple Cocktail

After a week in Cuba, I have warm breezes and cocktails on my mind, although I realize that my fantasies are highly unlikely to melt the huge snowdrifts around my home. I always bring a bottle of rum back from … Continue reading

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Sunshine cocktail with grapefruit, vanilla and vodka

Go ahead – feel virtuous about having a cocktail. After all, when it’s packed with Vitamin C thanks to freshly squeezed grapefruit and lemon, it’s got to be good for you, right? I really enjoy grapefruit in the dead of … Continue reading

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Sugar and spice holiday gifts

Vanilla is one of the most popular spices in the world, particularly for those who enjoy baking. There’s a huge difference between the flavour of artificial vanilla extract most often sold in grocery stores and the real thing, made with … Continue reading

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Seared Scallops with Grapefruit and Vanilla

I first tasted the heavenly combination of fish, grapefruit and vanilla at one of Ottawa’s consistently delightful restaurants, The Wellington Gastropub. While Chef Chris Deraiche’s dish featured salmon as the centrepiece, I have long suspected the same flavours would be … Continue reading

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