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Spring  // Posts tagged as "Spring"

Sweet Treats & a Recipe for Spiced Hot Cross Buns

I know, guys. I now have three recipes on this site for Hot Cross Buns. But these ones are different. They’re special. They get me. Or, rather, they are so damn tasty that it takes a ton of effort on my part not to eat them all in one sitting, so… don’t judge. It is […]

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Spring Inklings & a Recipe for Orange-Blueberry Loaf

“So when do you think spring is going to come?” C asked me the other day. “Never. It’s never coming. We’ve had it before, and now we’re never getting it again.” I replied. Clearly, I’m no meteorologist. I also may have a touch for the dramatic. Spring will, in fact, be here in just one […]

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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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Lazy Days & a Recipe for Lemony Green Pasta

As we get closer to summer and the sun makes itself present in my life a little bit more each day, I get lazier and lazier. Well, sort of. I become a lazy cook. I don’t want to spend hours preparing dinner when I could be out riding my bike. I don’t want to stand […]

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A Tart Treat & a Recipe for Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble

I’m sure I’ve told you this before, but I’m going to tell you again. My parents always grew rhubarb in the backyard. It was one of those things, like hops, that just kept growing and growing, despite never being cared for. When I was little {and not so little} I’d go to the backyard, bowl […]

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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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Spring Rain & a Recipe for Little Lemon-Blueberry Cakes with Lemon Glaze

I think Calgary is under the impression that it is Vancouver. After the winter that, by Alberta standards, never was, last week we saw an uncharacteristically large amount of water fall from the sky. While daunting {I’m more of a sunshine girl}, the rain was surprisingly calming; it reminded me of the unforgiving tropical storms […]

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Vegetable Snobbery & a Recipe for Carrot Cake Cookies

My name is Stephanie, and I am a carrot snob. That’s right. I turn up my nose to flavourless, woody carrots; give frustrated sighs at the sight of commercially bagged, cantaloupe-coloured ones; and, well, utter words would make a sailor blush {okay, probably not.} when offered the pre-peeled “baby” variety. For me, carrots have always […]

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A Case of the Mondays & a Recipe for Herbed Cheese Knots

It’s a late-March Monday morning and the sun has not yet come out. There’s a heavy, grey shade ahead, and delicate snowflakes are starting to land on the pine trees outside my window. If all goes as forecasted, there will be a foot or two of the icy flakes blanketing the forest floor by the […]

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A Springtime Treat & A Recipe for High-Fibre Blueberry Muffins

Winters here can be long and, for lack of a better word, intolerable. While this year has been exceptionally nice, we haven’t completely missed out; we had a cold snap a week or so ago that brought temperatures in the negative thirties {for those of you working in Fahrenheit, it’s roughly the same}. Needless to […]

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