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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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Classic French Madeleines

Fresh, warm little madeleines are such a special treat, and they’re particularly wonderful because there is nothing quite like them. They are both delicate in texture and robust in density, and the buttery scent balances out the subtle lemon zest flavour. The classic scallop-shaped madeleine mould makes them so attractive, I truly  ...

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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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Jerk and Lime Popcorn

Tonight is the Super Bowl. If you’re a football fan, I’m sure you’ve been counting down the hours since you woke up this morning. You’re probably already wearing the jersey of your preferred team, you’ve got your game menu planned, and you know who is coming over to shout and cheer at the TV with you. If  ...

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The Best Nut Butter

Now that we’ve entered the month of December, I do everything possible to make my life a little more festive. Here are some deliciously festive tips: 1. Add eggnog instead of milk or cream to your coffee (shout out to Emily!) 2. Add equal parts eggnog and water when making your morning oatmeal/kamut (or, for those who are really  ...

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