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Watermelon, Feta & Mint Salad

One of my all-time favourite combinations: sweet watermelon and salty feta.  The pairing is ultimately delicious, and I can’t get enough of it.  If there is anything resembling a watermelon salad on a menu, it has to be mine! This salad is so simple, and so it depends on the quality of both the watermelon […]

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Prickly Pear Sorbet with Lime & Mint

I bought prickly pears.  And then I had to figure out what to do with them! Prickly pears are the fruit of the prickly pear cactus — the same cactus that bears the nopales leaves I discovered in San Miguel, and used in my black bean quesadillas.  My friend Paddy mentioned eating the fruits growing […]

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Red & White Currant 100% Wholewheat Pancakes

Do you know what the world’s best addition to pancakes is?  Currants.  My favourite part of eating these currant pancakes?  When the juicy currants pop in your mouth mid-bite!  Divine! Somehow, heating up currants brings out so much of their natural sweetness.  They are quite tart in their natural state (which I love), but I […]

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Cherry Almond Granola

How did I not know how easy it is to make granola? Seriously, this was a fabulous discovery for me — I can customize granola to be exactly how I want it, and in less than an hour?  PERFECT. I think I threw in everything but the kitchen sink here: dried cherries, coconut, almonds and […]

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Gluten-Free Mulberry & Lemon Polenta Muffins

This is a muffin recipe that I’ve been tinkering with for a while, in many different iterations. I love the crunchy texture and bite that cornmeal (polenta) adds to baked goods.  It’s perfect on the bottom of crusty artisan breads or homemade pizza crusts, and I just adore it in muffins and pancakes.  I even […]

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Springy Pea Green Smoothie

See those?  Those are pea greens!  I hadn’t had them before, and so what’s a girl to do with new greens?  Well, my first hunch is to saute them with garlic and olive oil… but it was breakfast, so they went into a smoothie!  And look at the gorgeous spring green colour it turned! I […]

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A Passion for Passionfruit

It has been all science here in my kitchen, this week.  I’ve been doing experiments on the different varieties of passionfruit that I can find at the grocery store, and I am pleased to announce the results: I am obsessed with passionfruit. It doesn’t seem to matter what kind they are, I love them.  The […]

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Blood Orange Marmalade

Ohhhh my goodness do I have a story to tell you with this one… I was working throughout March, very diligently on my Daring Bakers‘ March challenge: Orange Tian. The 2010 March Daring Baker’s challenge was hosted by Jennifer of Chocolate Shavings. She chose Orange Tian as the challenge for this month, a dessert based […]

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Pear, Ginger & Cranberry Green Smoothie

One of my favourite breakfasts is the smoothie.  Fruit, yogurt, milk, usually coconut, I feel like I’m on a tropical vacation! And I’ve been experimenting with green smoothies lately: adding a leaf or two (up to a cup or two) of dark, leafy greens to my fruit smoothies (not the milky ones).  Green smoothies are […]

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Savoury Orange Salad

I have a confession to make: I’m a vegetarian and I don’t eat salad.  Well, let me rephrase that: I don’t eat much salad.  I’m not a huge fan of greens, and I’d rather eat cooked veggies or raw ones straight up.  I don’t even keep salad dressing in the house, unless I’ve got leftovers […]

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