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main dish, recipe, spring, vegetable

Garlic Scape Pasta Primavera

Garlic scapes are one of my favourite summertime vegetables. The long and twisting vegetable curls and pokes in all directions when they are presented at the local market, hanging over the edges of each basket messily. When you buy them they tend to come in large quantities- almost at a point when you’re not quite sure what you could  ...

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breakfast, condiment, recipe, spring, sweet

Honey and Orange Rhubarb Compote

I grew up with rhubarb growing in great bushels in my backyard. A childhood friend would gnaw on the raw stalks- he knew well enough not to eat the poisonous leaves- but I found it terribly acidic and sour. My face would twitch and my eyes would water and my mouth would twist and close tightly as I waited for the experience to subside. Even  ...

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recipe, side dish, spring, summer, vegetable

Green Pea and Mascarpone Soup

I love green soup. Always the pureed kind. Everytime I see a bowl of the bright and green substance I forget any other vegetable: I want my green soup. This soup recipe is no exception, as the bright peas are brought to life with the accompanying fresh basil and mint. The mascarpone cheese, added right at the end, makes for a beautiful velvety  ...

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drink, recipe, spring, summer

Ginger-Lemonade

What drink do you like to enjoy on a hot summer’s day? Iced tea? Iced coffee? Lemonade? Pop/Soda? Fresh-pressed juice? Icy-cold water? What if I told you I had a lemonade recipe that was so delicious, it would wash away your wanting to drink anything else? And what if I told you this wasn’t just any regular lemonade, but a  ...

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autumn, recipe, spring, sweet

Carrot Cake with Meringue and Maple Cream

Back in May I made a cake in honour of Priscilla’s Bachelorette party. Well, the wedding day finally arrived! It was a beautiful event. In honour of such an occasion, I felt it only proper to make a tall layer cake. In this case, I made a carrot cake with lots of walnuts and pineapple, topped with a meringue crust and sandwiched between  ...

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