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breakfast, condiment, sweet, winter

Lime and Persimmon Marmalade

 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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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, snack, sweet, year-round

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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breakfast, condiment, recipe, summer

Ginger-Peach Chia Seed Compote

What did you do during the Labour day weekend? Ben and I found a great piece of furniture on Craigslist! It’s a neat 50s style credenza, which will go beautifully in either our dining or living room. It just needed a refreshing coat of paint to give it a new life. Before and After: Emerald green! The colour is absolutely beautiful. We  ...

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condiment, recipe, summer

Homemade Vanilla Pear Jam

I have very fond memories of growing up eating my Grandmother’s homemade jam. She made jams and jellies in every flavour it seemed: peach, strawberry, raspberry, grape, apricot, blueberry, choke-cherry… So when I was at the local Farmer’s Market and I purchased a too-big basket of Bartlett pears, it seemed like an obvious  ...

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