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Chicken and Tangerine Crostini

Disclaimer: Thank you to Importation Navino Inc. for sponsoring this blog post. All recipes, wording and opinions are entirely my own. December is probably one of the most party-packed months of the year. With work events, friend celebrations, family dinners and even neighbourhood get-together’s, the social calendar can fill up pretty  ...

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recipe, sweet

Raspberry Trifle with Lemoncello Custard

Β These past two weeks I was in France. Yes, I was in the land of painfully affordable wine (something decent can cost as little as 4 euros) and daily cheese courses. A land where history oozes through the cracks of its stone-walled buildings and cobbled streets, and each meal receives the attention and enjoyment it deserves (something I often  ...

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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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breakfast, recipe, snack, sweet

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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recipe, snack

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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recipe, sweet

Choux Pastry with Eggnog White Chocolate Ganache

One of my favourite parts of the holiday season is seasonal baking. There are so many things I love to make but, for some unknown rule, they are reserved only for the festive months: chocolate truffles, for one. But they’re too good to only make once a year! This is my latest addition to my repertoire of holiday baking. Choux pastry  ...

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