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autumn, condiment, recipe, summer, vegetable

Onion Chutney

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! I’ve been taking it easy chez maman et papa in Ontario and relishing the finer things (like having someone else take care of the cooking). I don’t know about you, but when I’m visiting my parents I become a lazy clout. But at least I bring delicious treats like this wonderful  ...

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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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condiment, snack, summer, vegetable

Baba Ghanoush

What is your favourite Canadian Thanksgiving treat? While I’m a huge fan of freshly made pumpkin pie with whipped cream, my favourite way to celebrate this special day is by leaving the traditional aside and instead make it about discovering new dishes or celebrating those long forgotten. Baba ghanoush is this year’s favourite  ...

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condiment, recipe, sweet, winter

Peppermint Marshmallows

The holiday season is always full of rich and decadent foods. But sometimes, we’d like to enjoy something that is a little easier on the tummy. What do you often indulge in during the holidays? For me, it’s desserts and rich treats that always push me over the edge during the holidays. You know the feeling: you want to try a bit of  ...

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condiment, recipe, summer, sweet

Simple Syrup: Lavender

Imagine a deliciously thick syrup. Yum. Now imagine that syrup infused with the delicate aroma of lavender. DOUBLE YUM! Yes, this is a recipe for a lavender syrup. Before you get all weird, hear me out. Florals aren’t normally something I enjoy digesting. I used to love the way they smell, but couldn’t understand why anyone would  ...

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condiment, main dish, recipe, salad, vegetable, year-round

Dragon Sauce

Only the best and most cherished restaurants leave an impact on their visitors. Sometimes it is simply a sensation or emotion, drawn from the walls or from the energetic and knowledgeable servers. And sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can be left with an impact that comes straight from the food itself. I am definitely not a difficult  ...

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condiment, recipe, summer

Homemade Vanilla Pear Jam

I have very fond memories of growing up eating my Grandmother’s homemade jam. She made jams and jellies in every flavour it seemed: peach, strawberry, raspberry, grape, apricot, blueberry, choke-cherry… So when I was at the local Farmer’s Market and I purchased a too-big basket of Bartlett pears, it seemed like an obvious  ...

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condiment, recipe, year-round

Homemade Vanilla Extract

Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, which you might have guessed simply by its exorbitant cost at the grocery store. Sometimes I would try to compensate with artificial vanilla extract, but it just didn’t cut it for me. So I took it as my mission to make my own: for future gifts to friends and family (what a great  ...

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