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Fermentation Class with Well Preserved

Last week, I did something on a bit of a whim. I went to a fermentation class at the Cookbook Shop, taught by Joel and Dana from Well Preserved (my latest very favourite preserving blog). And I’m ever so glad I did. Ever since my canning workshop last fall, I’ve been excited about preserving and […]

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Can Can Can You Do the Can Can?

Guess what I did on Thanksgiving Sunday? Other than eat delicious food… I was at a canning workshop!!!! The workshop was led by Janet from Rainbow Plate and sponsored by the awesome Fresh City Farms. Janet brought a selection of her homemade pickles & fruits to inspire us to can our own rainbow of produce: […]

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Vegan MoFo 2012!!!

I am so pleased to announce that I will be participating for my second time in Vegan MoFo — The Vegan Month of Food!!! October will officially be all vegan around these parts, and also gluten-free, and extremely delicious.  As usual, my cooking focuses on whole foods, lots of veggies, and lots of love. I […]

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Vegan MoFo 2011 Wrap Up

Happy Hallowe’en, my little ghosts and goblins! Today is the last day of Vegan MoFo 2011, and I have had a blast.  If you’re looking for all of my Vegan MoFo fun, here it is! I got a lot of inspiration from reading all the Vegan MoFo posts out there this month, and wanted to […]

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Inspiration from a Friend

Guess who has a birthday today? Well, you’ve just read about the fabulous Pemma and her Cranberry & Chocolate Banana cookies. But it’s also the birthday of another one of my favourite foodie friends: Louise!!! And in her honour, I would like to present to you a selection of the amazing foods I never would […]

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Why I Teach Gluten-Free (and Vegan!) Bread Baking Classes

It all started with my friend, Ashley. You could, in fact, call her my gluten-free muse! You see, Ashley follows a gluten-free and vegan lifestyle (which, as Meghan Telpner is fond of saying, has cured an incurable disease – Crohn’s). And when you are vegan and gluten-free, you can have some challenges around finding versions […]

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White Bean, Parsley & Chive Croquettes with Arugula & Horseradish Sauce

So by now (if you are a regular Kitchen Operas reader) you probably know all about my friend Louise. You know, my foodie friend who made macarons with me, who introduced me to turning squash into “jam”, who convinced me I could poach an egg, who has mulberry and quince trees (!), who likes all […]

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Lavender & Lemon Quinoa Bars

Ok, food blogging is just so neat! I love the reciprocal recipe factor:  The Lavender & Lemon Pound Cake I created (based on this recipe) became these Lavender, Lemon and Honey Soft Oat Bars  over at one of my most favourite blogs: Food Blog and the Dog.  So of course, I had to see if […]

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A not-so-subtle clue…

I can’t wait to tell you all about it!!

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Chez Panisse

I had the great fortune of escaping the Toronto cold last week for a conference in San Francisco.  And while I was there, there was no way I could go without a visit to Chez Panisse. Chez Panisse is a restaurant in Berkeley, California, founded by Alice Waters, who started the sustainable and local food […]

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