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Keeping it Local, Week 3

Keeping it Local, Week 3

For this week’s Keep it Local Challenge meal, we had a glut of produce to choose from after our organics delivery on Friday – amongst it, shallots and potatoes from August’s Harvest in Stratford, Ontario and yellow peppers from Dolway Organic Garden in the Thames River Valley. Also, some beautiful tomatoes from our friends’ back […]

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Polish Festival 2009

Polish Festival 2009

It’s the annual Polish Festival in our neighbourhood this weekend, so Neil and I had our traditional Saturday at the Polish Festival lunch: Polish sausage in a bun and pierogies (Neil). Cheddar cheese pierogies (for me). Up close, dunking in the sour cream. Mmmmm…

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Better late than never…

Better late than never…

Well our second tomato plant finally started producing fruit (it’s now about 6 feet high -a bit of a slow developer!) so it looks like some more tomato salads are going to be in order. Speaking of tomatoes, some of our friends were quite unhappy that they missed out on the BLT from scratch extravaganza […]

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Khop Chai Deu, Vientiane (Laos)

Khop Chai Deu, Vientiane (Laos)

During our trip to Laos, we ate twice at Khop Chai Deu in Vientiane. According to their website, Khop Chai Deu, meaning thank you in Lao, is set in the old French colonial villa that has been renovated and carefully preserved to retain its charm and beauty. It certainly is a beautiful setting – a […]

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Breakfast in Asia

Breakfast in Asia

On our recent trip to Laos, we were not expecting to be blown away by the food but were very pleasantly surprised at not only the variety of food we encountered but also the freshness and quality. And all very do-able in a Western kitchen, as you can see from our Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24 […]

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