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seasonal  // Posts tagged as "seasonal"

My Summer Oasis & a Recipe for Peach and Cherry Polka-Dot Pie

I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m a summer person. If you know me at all, you know that I’m full of winter complaints and hot-weather musings; I love the feeling of sunshine on my skin, and grass {or, better yet, sand!} between my toes. The Monster is turning out to be a summer girl, […]

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Sweet Occasions & a Recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble Squares

It’s not that often that I’ll bake something sweet. Truly, decadently sweet; full of butter, sugar, vanilla, and all of the goodness that comes with it. When I bake for C & I, there’s typically a telltale heaviness to it – caused by whole wheat flour, added bran or flax, and fruit purees instead of […]

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Ripe Ingredients & a Recipe for Peach and Avocado Salsa

There was a bowl of little yellow cherry tomatoes sitting on my counter the other day. They were deliciously ripe, softening slightly, but the skin held firm when I’d squeeze the little fruits between my fingers… it was time for them to be eaten. With the heat of the last week or so, I wasn’t […]

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Slack Summer Days & a Recipe for Berry Quinoa Hot Cereal

I’ve always had the idea that summertime is when people are the healthiest. You know, because an abundance of fresh, local produce is available; everyone seems to ride bikes instead of drive cars when possible; and because of all that time spent being active outdoors {at least that’s the case in my life}. But you […]

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Those Days & a Recipe for Blackberry-Vanilla Cake

It’s been one of those weeks. You know the ones, where everything that should go right goes wrong; where the unexpected happens, and the dreaded occurs. It’s not that bad, really. It just seems like too much to handle at one time. Naturally, I take solace in baked goods. That phone call happens, telling you […]

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Spectacular Storms & a Recipe for Fresh Bruschetta

It was mighty humid the other day. The air was so thick it I could practically feel the steamy substance flowing into my nose, and down into my lungs. The scent {oh, the scent!} of all the delightful plants permeated the condensed air; a natural perfume of lilacs, pine needles, and grass. The strangeness led […]

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A Western Farmers Market & a Recipe for Spring Vegetable and Bean Soup

Word on the street is there’s a new farmers market coming to town. And by “street” I mean the news, and by “town” I mean Calgary and area {had to clarify…}. If you know me at all, you know this is a big deal. I’m a bit of a fiend; a fiend of farmed goods, […]

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Holiday Preparation & Some Chocolate Candy Cane Fudge

Oh, the humanity. I swear, after the holidays are over, I’m going to need a serious detox. A wellness retreat of sorts; a vacation from all things chocolate, eggnog, Baileys, and baked goods. Until then, I’ll prepare for said detox by enjoying the holidays with obscene amounts of decadent goodness {it’s the logical thing to […]

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Seasonal Flavours & a Maple Apple Tart

I love how each season has such distinct flavours. During the spring and summer, everything is so fresh, so natural, and so full of pure, ripe taste. During the fall and winter, however, the opposite can be found. Dishes are robust and warm, flavoured with rich spices and hearty ingredients. I created this Maple Apple […]

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Lazy Winter Days & Slow Cooked Beef Stew

It doesn’t take much to get me in the mood for comfort food; especially now that there’s some snow on the ground, and what seems like just a few hours of sunlight each day. Regardless of the weather at this time of year, I just want to curl up by the fire and enjoy a […]

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