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Vineyards in Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy

A farewell to summer party (and a giveaway!)

Yes, it’s been a lovely summer, in England, France, Vancouver and Mexico. But all good things must come to an end and as I head to work today for the first day of classes with the boys, I must sadly bid goodbye to summer.  But not before one last backyard get-together…  I was recently given […]

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Inspired by Fun Baja Ceviche

Travel Tuesday: Ceviche, Fun Baja Style

As some of you know, I recently returned from La Paz, Baja California Sur in Mexico, where I was on a sponsored TweetUp for the Mexico Tourism Board organised by the amazing folks at Ogilvy. On the Friday, we headed out bright and early with Fun Baja, set for a day of snorkelling, kayaking, cooking […]

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Rustic tomato soup topped with creme fraiche and red pesto recipe

Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Mission 1: Easy back to school tomato soup

Happy Labour Day! For many of us, today signals the end of the carefree summer lifestyle as we head back into our regular routines.  Having been away most of the summer, in Europe and in Mexico, I am kind of pleased to be getting back into my day-to-day routine. I need the structure!  For me, […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Corn soup

This week’s French Fridays  with Dorie was an easy one. So easy that I was able to make it in about 30 minutes from start to finish. I loved that I  could use fresh Ontario corn  and that it didn’t require any fancy ingredients – corn, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, milk and water. The stripped […]

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Murdoch Books 365 Challenge: Easy fruit sorbet

This is my final post in the Murdoch Books 365 Challenge, where cooks across the world are working their way through Stéphane Reynaud’s whimsical culinary almanac – “365 Good Reasons to Sit Down to Eat.” This time I was charged with making a fruit sorbet with only 3 ingredients – really!  And it was so […]

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