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breakfast, condiment, recipe, spring, sweet

Honey and Orange Rhubarb Compote

I grew up with rhubarb growing in great bushels in my backyard. A childhood friend would gnaw on the raw stalks- he knew well enough not to eat the poisonous leaves- but I found it terribly acidic and sour. My face would twitch and my eyes would water and my mouth would twist and close tightly as I waited for the experience to subside. Even  ...

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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, main dish, recipe, vegetable, winter, year-round

Chocolate Chili

We all have our own version of a home-style chili. This one is mine! The richness of the cocoa powder blends effortlessly with the chili and cumin, and of course the cinnamon and fennel add a flavour dimension that is just too good to pass up. When making your chili, how long do you normally let it simmer? As much as I am a fan of a crock-pot,  ...

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recipe, side dish, vegetable, year-round

Barley Saffron Stew

I don’t believe there is a comparable feeling quite like leaving your workplace for another. I have recently been hailed by a wonderful new employer, which is exciting, but also devastating because I have to leave my wonderful colleagues and friends behind. Bittersweet, really. But there are times we need something new. A new flavour to  ...

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recipe, sweet, year-round

Dead-Easy Banana Chocolate Cookies

I went to the gym this morning. And that was about all I accomplished. When I was at University, I managed to workout 4-5 days a week no-problem. But now, in the working world, I can barely fit in two workouts a week! I refuse to think this is because I am getting older. It must be something in my diet or sleep (right?). So, in search of my  ...

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