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Broccoli Gazpacho

 My week has been absolutely hectic. Working long hours to meet tight deadlines, my PR classes at McGill are starting up again, and on top of it all, I have an insane amount of vegetables from my Farmers’ basket stock-piling in my fridge. What, you don’t find oodles of vegetables stress-inducing? My favourite way to use up- and  ...

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main dish, recipe, sponsored, summer, vegetable

Summer fondue

Using the barbecue is definitely one of the highlights of summertime for me. I used to be afraid to use it- the hissing of the propane and the high heat was intimidating. But after a bit of practice, I can happily say that I now know my way around the barbecue almost as much as I know my way around an oven. And in terms of this idea that a  ...

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review, summer, vegetable

Farmer’s Basket Bounty: Week One and Two

I’ve signed up for a Farmer’s Market Basket, and just recently I’ve started collecting my bounty. I get a basket of vegetables once a week from a local organic farm, and the contents vary depending on what was freshly picked that same day. Week 1 bounty: garlic scapes turnips with their greens fresh peas cabbage 2 heads of  ...

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main dish, recipe, summer, vegetable, winter

Corn and Cod Chowder

My New Year’s resolutions is to eat more fish. Variety is the key to success, I find, when it comes to a healthy diet. It’s so easy to fall into a routine of eating the same thing every week, so I set out to find easy and healthy fish-based meals, while spending little brain power in actually cooking it. Fish is a very particular  ...

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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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main dish, recipe, spring, summer, vegetable

Japanese Miso Tofu Bowl

 You know when you go to a restaurant, and weeks later you keep thinking about one dish in particular? This happened to me recently when I went to Café Falco, a Japanese coffee shop/restaurant for lunch. The location is somewhat obscure, placed in the industrial side of the Mile End, yet very suitable for their clientele who consist of both  ...

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