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What’s in YOUR pantry?

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    After “cauliflower”gate … when that lovely white orb was selling for $12 a head (or more accurately, not selling) I started to really pay attention to my grocery bill. Raise your hand if your grocery bill has a higher than normal number at the bottom. Ok – so here is my challenge to
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The Staggering Statistics of Waste

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This blog entry was inspired by me cleaning out the fridge and quite frankly being appalled at myself for the waste. I am always shocked by our grocery bill – but really, I obviously buy too much. And I am not alone. Here are some staggering statistics from 2012: Percentage of the globally produced food
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A new take on comfort food

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This is my first blog of 2015 and I’ll start with my latest soap box speech. How many times have I looked at recipes, which give the prep time and the cooking time, only to be frustrated by how long it actually takes from start to eating time? The cooking time is usually pretty accurate
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Successful substitutions

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I’ve always liked cooking so much more than baking. I believe it’s because you don’t have to follow any rules. (Interesting, but the character analysis will have to wait for another time). You can add an extra tomato here, an onion there. Don’t have fresh basil? Use another fresh herb instead. And the dishes still
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Start a trend – veggies for the host!

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A quick glance at friends’ posts on Facebook informs of the abundance of vegetables, and in particular tomatoes, this time of year. So I offer up a few solutions. First – give your extra produce to those who do not have it. You can donate it or you can use it as a hostess gift.
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Getting back in the groove

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As I sit down to blog after the summer hiatus, the sounds of excited children, on their way to school, waft into my office.   It’s been a great summer full of celebrations, connecting, and reconnecting with family and friends from far and near. It’s been fun being out of our usual routine. In one
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Vegetables and fruit as “the main event”

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                      I visited a new farmers’ market – well new to me – on Friday at Sherway Gardens in Toronto (Hwy 427 and the Queensway). It’s officially strawberry season and the local “strawbs”, as my young friend Danielle calls them, are awesome. I bought a
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Travel inspired recipes

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We have just returned from two glorious weeks in sunny Portugal. We walked and walked and walked. We explored the hilly cities of Lisbon and Porto. We went on hikes through mountains and valleys. We followed long paths, some that led to Celtic settlements as we headed to the Douro Valley and some lined with
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The transformative power of nature

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“The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.” —Richard Louv Richard Louv is the author who coined the phrase
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