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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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breakfast, recipe, summer, sweet

Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins

Hearty homemade muffins are pretty much one of the most perfect weekday breakfasts out there. I love when they’re full of jammy puddles of fruit, chewy bits of grains or seeds, and with a soft pillow-y crumb. These Strawberry Oatmeal Muffins are no exception. I love the chewiness from the oatmeal and the punch of fresh strawberries that  ...

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breakfast, condiment, sweet, winter

Lime and Persimmon Marmalade

ย Marmalade is a creation that is both sweet and tart- and I like to make my own as I prefer it more on the tart side. Especially when heavily slathered with hot butter and toasted baguette! This recipe uses limes which add a heavy citrus note, and is paired with persimmons. If you don’t know what persimmons are, they’re a large  ...

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recipe, snack, sponsored, sweet

Reese’s and Cream Crepe Cake

What was your favourite candy when you were a kid? Mine was Reese’s peanut butter cups- and I was so calculated about enjoying them that I would count how many I had collected on Hallowe’en and carefully dole them out to myself over a couple weeks. In fact, even today when I purchase a bar, I carefully eat each little cup one by  ...

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breakfast, review, sweet

Product Review: Muthins

A couple weeks ago I attended the opening event for the Corey Vines pop-up shop at Mansfield Athletic Club, downtown Montreal. It was a great event in honour of the up-and-coming locally-designed athletic wear, and there were a couple health food brands there, hoping to garner a bit of exposure for their products. One of those brands was  ...

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breakfast, recipe, year-round

One-bowl Granola

When I make granola, I never follow a recipe. How can that be, you ask? It’s partially due to the fact I never have all the ingredients on hand, but also partially because I don’t want it to be the same every time I make it. Granola can get boring incredibly fast, which is surprising given the variety of nuts and seeds it can hold.  ...

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autumn, breakfast, drink, recipe, sponsored

Apple Spice Smoothie

Last weekend Ben and I went apple picking with our friends Rebecca and Paul. We harvested Spartan, Macintosh, Lobo, and Golden apples, each just as delicious as their cousins (that sounds quite cannibalistic but I`m going to keep going…) It was a gorgeously warm and sunny day, but probably the last of the season before we transition into  ...

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