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Market Day – Chicken and Dumplings

The fall weather is well and truly here … cool nights, frosty mornings, and a craving for hot comfort foods, easy to make easy to eat, and smothered in gravy/sauce of some kind. In this a slow cooker, and/or a … Continue reading

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Adventures in plums

Essentially we have 2 kinds in the house. Larger elongated purple plums bought from the local grocery store, but locally grown, they’re quite sweet and, for the most part, free stone. And smaller, more like very large grapes, purple plums … Continue reading

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A cooking interlude…

On the heels of last week’s lost philosophical / political post, I am going to make a serious effort to recreate it, but in the meantime we’re taking a little break to talk about cooking. Normally Sunday would be a … Continue reading

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To warm a winter’s night – a Market Day post

Another Market Day has come and gone, and this time of year root veg is the name of the game. Admttedly this past week has been unseasonably warm but it’s still chill enough to crave thick rich warm soups. So … Continue reading

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Nummies…

Croissants, proof that God really did love the French after all… I’ve struggled a little with croissants, and by struggle I mean this is only the third time I’ve made them, but the first time I’d call them an unqualified … Continue reading

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Nope not dead… just baking

I know there haven’t been a lot of posts lately, and even fewer about actual WORK stuff. Partly because the work is going slowly and it’s all stuff we’ve done before. Hardwood flooring, painting doorways and door frames, spraying wainscoting. … Continue reading

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Sundays with pastries

It’s become my habit to test out new pastries each Sunday morning. As James does bacon and eggs on Saturday it only seems fair. Last week’s brioche based pecan rolls were a delight but got eaten before photos could be … Continue reading

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More food

Last night we celebrated a late Valentine’s – a habit we got into back in 2008 when James finally arrived in Canada for good on February 24th. The memory of waiting for him in the international arrivals area of Terminal … Continue reading

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Everything’s better with bacon

Yes. It’s true. Everything is better with bacon. And now thanks to what Julia Child started on PBS decades ago, and is now continued on by networks like The Foodnetwork and the cooking channel and still by PBS and even … Continue reading

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The groaning board…

I know, I know… this post is loooooooooooong overdue. But ya know, that’s why I’m such a pathetically bad blogger, and probably will never do so professionally or even find a sponsor for this site. The problem is that with … Continue reading

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Thanks for Thanksgiving…

One of the toughest parts of living with a highly restricted diet is actually living with other people, especially big working men, and still being able to maintain one’s low calorie, low fat, low carb diet… It often unfortunately means … Continue reading

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What’s on your pizza?
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James and I have for the past couple years made a habit of Friday night ‘Pizza and a Movie Night’ – occasionally it gets moved about for something the kids have on, but as a family it’s one of our … Continue reading

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Port Wine and Roasted Red Pepper Braised Chicken

Last night’s adventure in “WHAT DO WE HAVE IN THE FREEZER?” Chicken thighs are pretty innocuous – you can do anything with them. Sometimes that kind of choice can actually stifle creativity – you can get overwhelmed by the sheer … Continue reading

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More fun in the kitchen…

Last week’s focaccia bread: Kinda got me slash dotted when the Food Network community admins posted the picture to their FaceBook account. Cool exposure… but I looked a git when the recipe wasn’t there. The recipe was snagged off Chef … Continue reading

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Best wings ever

So I’ve been craving a wings night for a while, and had a bag of cut wings in the fridge in preparation of the opportunity. Last night being ‘Pizza and a Movie Night’ – we backed it up a day … Continue reading

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