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The Chefs’ House at George Brown College: Rising Star Chef dinner series 2012

As the winter settles in and the holidays become a faded memory, we’re all looking for things to look forward to in the deep dark days of winter, right?  It takes a lot to get me out of the house on a weeknight in the winter but I have a feeling that I will be […]

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A trip to Lummi Island

I’ve just returned from the most peaceful New Years’ Eve I can remember in a number of years (are we getting old? Wait – don’t answer that!). And this is a very good thing.  On New Year’s Eve, Neil, Neil’s mum and I headed down to Lummi Island.  Where’s that, you ask?  Lummi lies at […]

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Bye bye 2011!

As 2011 comes to a close, I find myself with Neil and his mum, Rosemary, sitting on Lummi Island looking out on this: We’re staying at the Nettles Farm Cabin (there are many chickens right outside the window!) at the Willows Inn and are excited for our five-course tasting menu tonight (which I will battle […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Cauliflower-bacon gratin

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (cauliflower-bacon gratin, p 362), was one that kind of flew under my radar when I was leafing through the book and marking things I wanted to make because I can’t imagine why I would not have flagged it – a gratin made with cheese, cream and bacon containing […]

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Healthy “fast food” with Cookin’ Greens

I trust you have all recovered from the holiday excesses of the past weekend?  Being away from home, Neil and I only had one meal on Christmas Day (a full-on traditional Christmas dinner at The Sylvia Hotel) but I am certainly feeling (as I am sure many of you are) like the past few weeks […]

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Merry macarons for the holidays!

Merry Christmas!  As you read this, you’ll be hoping that Neil and I arrived in Vancouver in one piece, having had to take four different flights (2 each, so separate) to get there, despite the fact that we booked these flights over 9 months ago.  And to think we thought Christmas Day would be a […]

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