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Birthday Blueberry Bran Muffins

  For J’s birthday today I baked him blueberry bran muffins. The funny thing about this fellow is he doesn’t like sweets of any kind. No pastries, cakes, cookies etc. I suppose this creates a healthy balance for our household. If he did like sweets I would be baking all the time and would probably […]

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An Old Friend – Potato and Artichoke Pizza

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This is my favorite pizza. I used to make it all the time, but at some point felt it wasn’t very nutritionally balanced so it faded from my repertoire. But really if you serve it with a salad or sauteed greens the problem is solved. This is a white pizza topped with sliced potatoes, artichoke […]

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Birthday Bento for a Dog

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Today is Oscar’s 4th birthday. I still remember clear as a bell the first night we brought him home. By pure coincidence that day was also J’s birthday. From the pictures on the rescue’s website Oscar looked tiny so we brought a cardboard box to bring the new puppy home in. He was a lot […]

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Basic Tomato Sauce

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With the extreme heat there hasn’t been a whole lot of cooking going on recently. Yesterday was 111°F. We filled the tub with cool water and sat in it and watched Mad Men on the laptop. The last thing I made was a batch of compost cookies for a friend’s 40th birthday party. Prior to […]

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Wild Blueberries with Lavender Whipped Cream

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In the summer when fruit is at its peak it needs little adornment. There’s something about the pairing of blueberries and lavender that is just sublime. I first tasted this combination as an ice cream flavour at Kensington Market Organic Ice Cream, which started out in Kensington Market, moved to Palmerston Street, and is sadly […]

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Dog Days of Summer + Chocolate-Chocolate Cookies

momofuku milk bar chocolate chocolate cookie

The dogs days of summer are a good excuse to slow down, be lazy, and eat out a lot. We haven’t had granola in the house for weeks, it’s been too hot to turn on the oven. Strangely enough it’s never too hot to make a batch of Momofuku Milk Bar cookies, especially if they’re […]

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Cherry Blossom Tea

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Don’t you wish cherry blossom season would last forever? Cherry trees bloom all too briefly in April or May for only a week or two. The delicate petals are easily taken down by wind and rain. But even in their decline, to be lying under a cherry tree showered by falling petals is pure slow-mo […]

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Heat Wave Food – Watermelon Salad

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What to eat when it’s blisteringly hot out and your kitchen feels like a stifling inferno? The thought of turning on the stove, or even worse, the oven is unbearable. The first thing I think of is ice cream, but that’s not really dinner. Next my mind goes to cool foods like cucumbers, mint, and […]

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