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autumn, condiment, recipe, summer

Chimichurri Sauce

As the fall weather turns more and more frigid here in Canada, I can’t help but go into hibernation mode as I try to preserve all the fresh produce I can get my hands on. Capturing the freshness and flavours of the summer bounty is probably one of the most satisfying “winterizing” tasks (putting the flower pots into storage  ...

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autumn, main dish, recipe, vegetable, winter, year-round

Chocolate Chili

We all have our own version of a home-style chili. This one is mine! The richness of the cocoa powder blends effortlessly with the chili and cumin, and of course the cinnamon and fennel add a flavour dimension that is just too good to pass up. When making your chili, how long do you normally let it simmer? As much as I am a fan of a crock-pot,  ...

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autumn, recipe, sweet

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Molasses Cardamom Icing

Β Strap yourself in! We are officially entering the Winter Holiday Season. We do seem to get excited a little earlier every year. I’ve seen Christmas decorations installed in September! Cities all over the world including Montreal have already lined their streets with light-decorated trees or a light tree. And this definitely happened  ...

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autumn, recipe, sponsored, sweet

Dairy-free Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Creme brulee is really a delicious treat. It is one of my Mom’s favourites, falling to second place just behind creme caramel. But given the season I thought I would spruce it up a bit. You know, give it a bit of a rejuvenation, or pull a Rene Zellweger. I thought I’d make a version that is suitable for our lactose-free readers but  ...

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autumn, breakfast, drink, recipe, sponsored

Apple Spice Smoothie

Last weekend Ben and I went apple picking with our friends Rebecca and Paul. We harvested Spartan, Macintosh, Lobo, and Golden apples, each just as delicious as their cousins (that sounds quite cannibalistic but I`m going to keep going…) It was a gorgeously warm and sunny day, but probably the last of the season before we transition into  ...

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autumn, recipe, summer, sweet

French Almond Pear Tart

I live in a box. Rather, I live in numerous boxes. As Ben and I pack up to move (in nine days!!), I realize how temporary homes can be. I will be moving for the fifth time since I first called Montreal my home, and each time I feel like an uprooted tree… But, of course, I’m sure fresh roots will run deep in this future apartment. I  ...

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