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Quick and easy tomato sauce recipe

Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Mission 1 #2: Easy tomato sauce

For my second post in the Canadian Tire Kitchen Crew Missions this Fall, I stuck to a tomato theme. For the first time in years, we have a lot of tomatoes growing in our backyard and I am having to get creative to come up with ways to use them. Let me remind you that […]

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Garlicky spinachy creamy rice Dorie Greenspan

French Fridays with Dorie: Creamy, cheesy, garlicky rice with spinach

People often ask me how I manage to fit in each week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipes. Well here’s my secret – when the Dorie recipes come out each month, I plan my menus for get-togethers with friends well in advance, to make sure I fit the recipes in.  So my friends always know that […]

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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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