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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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Ginger-Peach Chia Seed Compote

What did you do during the Labour day weekend? Ben and I found a great piece of furniture on Craigslist! It’s a neat 50s style credenza, which will go beautifully in either our dining or living room. It just needed a refreshing coat of paint to give it a new life. Before and After: Emerald green! The colour is absolutely beautiful. We  ...

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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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Sundried Tomato Pesto

Β I absolutely love pesto. It’s cheesy, garlicy herbiness is just about perfect in all forms of deiliciousness. But I have to admit that recently, it has been sun-dried tomato pesto that has stolen my heart. After playing around with the food processor, I can proudly say that I have come up with a homemade sun-dried tomato pesto that is  ...

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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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