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Rhubarb White Chocolate Tart

Rhubarb is such a favourite food this time of year! One of the first fruits (okay okay, it's technically a vegetable) to appear late spring, it has a punchy tang and flavour that just can't be beat. While its bitterness means it often needs to be paired with a sweeter fruit, or amped up on added sugar, I've given it a bit more of the spotlight  ...

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review, summer

Agrotourism: West Island

Farming is becoming more accessible to city-dwellers, particularly in Montreal, thanks to agrotourism. Last weekend I attended a trip through the West of Montreal Island, a robust agricultural site (to my surprise!) and a beautiful landscape to boot. The tour gave exclusive access to a handful of notable farmers and producers, and was  ...

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recipe, summer

No-Churn Green Tea Ice Cream

If you're an ice cream fan, you're either going to love me or hate me for sharing this recipe. You're going to love me because I've got the EASIEST time-is-of-the-essence ice cream recipe. On the other hand, you're also going to hate me because I've got the easiest time-is-of-the-essence ice cream recipe and you're going to want to make it all  ...

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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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review, summer

Agrotourism in Rougemont, Quebec

Supporting local farmers and eating locally-grown food are things I love doing and advocating for, both because of the reduced environmental impact but also because I think local produce just tastes better. So when Melissa from ‘Round Table Tours, encouraged me to participate in their first Agrotourism trip, guided by nutritionist Julie  ...

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