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This is one of those recipes that you will find yourself making over and over again (and warning, it's borderline addictive too!). Earlier this summer, it seemed as if I was getting hints from all corners to make this simple Salad Niçoise. From Laura's drop-dead gorgeous version using French Lentils, to this lovely composition with marinated chickpeas over at Minimalist Baker, it honestly felt as…

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This easy combo is one that could be made pretty much any time and any season - as it is comprised of ingredients that are usually stocked in any whole foods kitchen. The difference you'll get when summer comes is all those amazing local potato varieties that will add something different to this soon-to-be-classic salad each time you try it! Use any colour baby nuggets…

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I'm super excited to share this oldie (but SO goodie!) recipe that's been a classic favourite of mine for as long as I've been cooking. In fact, it's almost too good to share.....but it would be a terribly selfish crime not to.  It's one I've made on and off for years, when the craving for richly flavoured, creamy comfort food hits - but I'm not…

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Oh, summer. It's pretty hot and dry around here these days, as I'm sure it is for many of you in other parts (unless it's your winter!). It's been one long, hot, dry summer so far and truth be told, it's a little strange for us here in Vancouver. With all the wet weather we are used to here in these west coast parts, it's…

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Last weekend I returned home from a 5 day business trip, blissfully happy to be home, and ready to spend the weekend puttering in the kitchen and creating -- pretty much my favorite pastime, so long as the tunes are good and I've gotten the exercise portion of the day squared away (the better for my mood). Of course there was one thing that needed…

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So I'm basically in love with this new (to me) way to make potatoes. I toyed a little with what to call them, but this is really the best way to properly represent them. They don't need any fancy name at all, but if I was to call them anything else, I would probably go with Man Potatoes. Yes, Man Potatoes. Why you ask?Read More...

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Welcome to another springy post! I've got to tell you (though it's still a little cool), it's pretty sweet here when the sun is out! The patio furniture is coming out this weekend and the new garden topsoil has (finally) settled. Even the outdoor hockey net is out in the lane again and I can hear the sounds of balls hitting the garage doors in my…

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