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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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recipe, snack, summer, sweet

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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breakfast, recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

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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recipe, snack, summer, sweet

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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recipe, snack, sweet, year-round

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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