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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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Almost-Raw Chocolate Torte

I hope you are having a lovely long weekend! I’ve skipped out of town to visit family and have a bit of down time. It’s a much needed bit away from the city. As I write this, the baby birds coo from the nearby apple trees and the smell of lilacs fills the air. I’m quietly drinking a rhubarb fizz and it’s so refreshing.  ...

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Simple Jam Tart

Long weekends are the best. You get to do the lazy relaxing things you always seem to run out of time for on regular weekends. Things like ten or twelve hour sleeps and lazy afternoons sitting on the couch curled up with a magazine/book/movie are the simply pleasures that long weekends lend themselves to. Thank you, long weekend, for being  ...

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Rustic Tuna Terrine

“People who love to eat are always the best people” – Julia Child. Oh Julia, how you speak such wise words! The mix of food and social is as strong as ever in our North American culture. The pleasure we take in both the food we eat and the food environment we’ve created shows that the act of eating is truly within the  ...

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Whole Grain Crackers

A new apartment means housewarming parties! In preparation for inviting friends and family over to admire our newly acquired abode, I decided to try my hand at healthy crackers to serve with our favourite hummus or yogurt dip. This recipe is quick (rolled out, baked, and cleaned-up in less than an hour), delicious, and wallet-friendlier than  ...

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