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Monthly Archives

July 2010

Chicken, Pasta

Kale and Swiss Chard

Kale and Swiss Chard are among the most beautiful of vegetables. Sold in enormous bunches, and in a multitude of gorgeous colours, these greens practically jump into your market bag (they do look stylish jauntily peeking out of there). It’s…

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Green Beans and Wee Potatoes

Beans are not exciting to my children. In fact, my deepest, darkest confession to you is that, despite my boundless veggie enthusiasm, and my best efforts, my kids really don’t like many vegetables. I’m not going to go to great…

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Cakes, Desserts, Salads


I’ve always been obsessed with raspberries. Raspberry iced tea at the Coffee Merchant when I was a kid, raspberry sorbet (once!) at Chez La Vigne, raspberry tart baked from an old Harrowsmith magazine, raspberry soda on a road trip with…

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Sugar Snap Peas

My Uncle John was the first professional chef I ever met. The youngest of my mother’s six siblings, John is now a dietician but still gives great advice when I’m stumped in my own kitchen. In fact, for a brief…

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Nova Scotia. The land where lobster reigns supreme and is a treat, even for those who live close to a dock. If you’re lucky, as I have been three times in my life (twice in the last week!), someone will…

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Chicken, Nova Scotian, Vegetarian

Hodge Podge

My Nova Scotia Garden in June Do you know what Hodge Podge is? Then chances are, you are from Atlantic Canada. Though I’m not exactly sure where the exact culinary boundaries are, it’s safe to say that my friends from…

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