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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, 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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breakfast, condiment, recipe, summer

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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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, summer

Sundried Tomato Pesto

 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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