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Rhubarb White Chocolate Tart

Rhubarb is such a favourite this time of year! One of the first fruits (okay okay, it's technically a vegetable) to appear late spring, it has a punchy tang and a notable flavour that just can't be beat. While its bitterness means its rarely left on its own, I've given it a bit more of the spotlight in this tasty tart recipe and heightened the  ...

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main dish, recipe, sponsored

Mediterranean Meatball Stew

When I come home from a long afternoon of running errands, cheeks cold from the nipping wind and recovering from the slight breathless feeling from climbing over snowbanks and trudging through slush, I have an insurmountable hunger that comes a-knocking. Perhaps you know him- his name is Winter Hunger. Oh, and there's a giveaway too!

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main dish, recipe, vegetable

Garlic Scape Pasta Primavera

Garlic scapes are one of my favourite summertime vegetables. The long and twisting vegetable curls and pokes in all directions when they are presented at the local market, hanging over the edges of each basket messily. When you buy them they tend to come in large quantities- almost at a point when you’re not quite sure what you could  ...

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breakfast, condiment, recipe, 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

Black Pepper Cherries and Marzipan Cream Oatmeal

Are you a sweet or savoury breakfast person? Personally, I love sweet breakfasts. But sometimes, whipping up fluffy pancakes or deep-crevice waffles drizzled in salted butter and pure maple syrup is simply too much effort in the wee hours of the morning. Even on weekends. I am lucky enough if I can drag myself to the espresso machine (okay, I  ...

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main dish, recipe, salad, vegetable

Shrimp and Coriander Pasta Salad

 I am sorry for the lack of radio-waves, my friends! I took a quick trip to Costa Rica with my boyfriend last week: we had a wonderful time! It is a breathtakingly beautiful country. I was hoping to find culinary inspiration down there, but instead all I could think about was trying this delectable salad recipe that I had spotted before  ...

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Lemon Asparagus Risotto with Smoked Salmon

Sometimes, after a long hard day at work, the last thing you want is to cook yourself a delectable feast. Often times, I find myself eating leftovers or even snacking throughout the evening! Which isn’t ideal for many reasons. Mostly because it just isn’t as fun. But sometimes, cracking open a bottle of bubbly and having a dear  ...

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