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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


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

birthday bento for a dog

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

spaghetti with tomato sauce

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


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


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


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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