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Chicken and Tangerine Crostini

Disclaimer: Thank you to Importation Navino Inc. for sponsoring this blog post. All recipes, wording and opinions are entirely my own. December is probably one of the most party-packed months of the year. With work events, friend celebrations, family dinners and even neighbourhood get-together’s, the social calendar can fill up pretty  ...

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Ground Cherry and Pistachio Hand Pies

Ground cherries are completely under-appreciated. You would probably recognize them for their natural paper-encasing, beautifully tuliped to protect the fruit inside. Peel back that papery shell and you will find a golden round bulb that tastes a bit like a pineapple but with the texture of a tomato. Are you curious yet? I love snacking on  ...

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Zabaglione al Rum

I am a huge fan of custard. To the point that I will make a custard just to eat it with berries as an evening dessert. I’m not talking creme anglaise,  I’m talking the thick and rich custard you’d dress a trifle with, sandwich between two cake layers, or even dollop on top of a generous slice of pie. Just recently I heard  ...

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Lavender Eclairs

 When I was a kid, Easter was kind of a big deal. My sisters and I would lay out our woven wicker baskets in the living room before going to bed, and when we came downstairs the next morning each basket would have a chocolate bunny sitting inside. We were impressed every year, despite knowing the ritual. Like most kids, it was more about the  ...

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Vanilla Earl Grey Shortbread Cookies

 Is it grey and rainy where you are? This weather is what I would expect London to be like- except colder. Everyone rushing around, sloshing around in the sludge accumulating at various street intersections; white knuckles from clutching their jackets closed as the wind rustles their hair. But one of the best parts about cold and rainy  ...

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Green Lentil Hummus

 Did you know, according to the UN, 2016 is the International Year of Pulses? Pulses are dried legumes such as beans, chickpeas, lentils, and peas. Conveniently, us Canadians grow over 30% of the entire pea production globally (we’re so on trend). But if you haven’t quite incorporated these small nuggets of goodness into your  ...

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