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Curiosity & Porpoises
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What’s for Breakfast?
What’s for Breakfast? The most important meal of the day… I don’t know about you… but that statement feels stressful! What if I don’t get it right??! So I’ve decided to spend a week or so lightening up about it, and exploring the world of breakfast food… and realized I don’t always want a ‘traditional’
Peppers Stuffed w/ Minted Quinoa
Confession. This is the first time I have ever stuffed peppers. I find stuffing things a bit tedious, and why not just eat the stuffing on its own, with the raw peppers. But if you are looking for something a little fancy-pants for a party or a celebration, and you want to make a nice
Grilled Peach & Garden Tomato Salad
Sometimes I am reluctant to buy peaches because I have this thing where I think they’re a lot of work. They have fuzz, they may or may not be sweet and ripe, what else can you do with them except eat them just like that… But since having moved to BC and being able to
There’s Nothing in the House to Eat!!
Or is there… How often have you looked into your pantry and fridge, and declared loudly about the absence of anything to eat? I’ve been there. Often I didn’t feel like cooking, or I really thought there was nothing there. So I settled for take-out, or toast, or popcorn. Yeah, we all know about popcorn dinners, right? I
Heirloom Tomato Salsa & Home-Baked Tortillas
Summer is the best time for fresh homemade salsa. There is nothing quite like the taste of a summer tomato, recently plucked from the vine. Salsa made in the winter is quite bland by comparison, and if you didn’t have the luck and the joy of preserving a homemade batch, you’re almost better to buy
Strawberries & Coconut Whipped Cream
I have fallen in love with strawberries all over again. It happens every year. I wait and wait for those local red beauties to be ripe in my area, not flown in from some greenhouse many miles away, where the insides are white and hard. I will (sheepishly) admit, that I do have a wee
Surf & Turf Asparagus
Asparagus is one of those things I discovered later in life. And actually took a while to warm up to. But now I look forward the them each year, knowing that eating them in season is going to make all the difference. When I moved to BC over 8 years ago, to my outdoor-culinary delight,
Honey-Mustard Kale Salad +
If you haven’t tried kale, or think you don’t like it, this may be the gateway recipe. Plus, to see it, you have to visit a really awesome website called The Whole Food Project, which is near and dear to my heart. Give it a try!