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recipe, snack, summer, sweet

Blueberry Shortcake with Rose Whipped Cream

We all know the classic strawberry shortcake, a delicious emblem of summer. But what if today, this summer, we re-vamped it with a fragrant and intriguing twist? I’m talking about a shortcake with blueberries and rose-scented whipped cream. It seems like such a British combination to me, despite the fact I have no memory of having eaten  ...

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breakfast, recipe, summer, sweet

Strawberry Herb Cheese Tart

Sometimes local produce can be a bit disappointing. Like this year’s strawberry harvest in Quebec! The normally sweet and characteristically smaller berries are reason enough to wait for the season to come along, but this year’s crop seems to be pretty watered down. But what’s great about local fruits is that even if they  ...

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main dish, recipe, summer, vegetable, winter

Corn and Cod Chowder

My New Year’s resolutions is to eat more fish. Variety is the key to success, I find, when it comes to a healthy diet. It’s so easy to fall into a routine of eating the same thing every week, so I set out to find easy and healthy fish-based meals, while spending little brain power in actually cooking it. Fish is a very particular  ...

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condiment, recipe, summer, sweet

Simple Syrup: Lavender

Imagine a deliciously thick syrup. Yum. Now imagine that syrup infused with the delicate aroma of lavender. DOUBLE YUM! Yes, this is a recipe for a lavender syrup. Before you get all weird, hear me out. Florals aren’t normally something I enjoy digesting. I used to love the way they smell, but couldn’t understand why anyone would  ...

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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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recipe, side dish, spring, summer, vegetable

Green Pea and Mascarpone Soup

I love green soup. Always the pureed kind. Everytime I see a bowl of the bright and green substance I forget any other vegetable: I want my green soup. This soup recipe is no exception, as the bright peas are brought to life with the accompanying fresh basil and mint. The mascarpone cheese, added right at the end, makes for a beautiful velvety  ...

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main dish, recipe, summer

Peruvian Burgers

Ben and I are absolutely loving our new barbecue. All you barbecuers out there may scoff that we settled for a propane instead of a charcoal, but we were simply not ready to deal with all the dusty mess of charcoal. After our numerous (sometimes disastrous) attempts at grilling meat, we inadvertently became hamburger connoisseurs. How, you  ...

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