Category Archives: Savoury

The Secret Ingredient. The Secret Ingredient.


We’re going to take a little detour today. This blog is normally cruising down sweet street toward glistening pink frosting, melting chocolate chips and happy rainbow sprinkles. Today we’re taking the road less travelled, today we’re speeding down savoury street toward crisp green onions, melting cheddar cheese and tangy ranch dressing. Today’s detour is brought…
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That Awkward Moment… That Awkward Moment…


…when you’re not sure if you’re too tired or too awake. Brought to you by Rockstar energy drinks! Also known as the-most-you’re-ever-going-to-have-to-pee-in-fourteen-hours. Also known as that-time-I-was-asleep-enough-to-make-the-time-pass-and-awake-enough-to-change-the-song-every-few-minutes. Also known as the-last-time-I-will-ever-drink-a-Rockstar. Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after your vacation? Our trip to Winnipeg was amazing! No lack of fun activities, restaurants or…
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Vegetarian For A Day. Vegetarian For A Day.


There have always been picky eaters. Cavemen families had trouble getting their little shaggy-haired fur-clad Ugg to eat his mammoth steak. Cleopatra had to wrestle with her son, Cesarian just to get him to finish his figs. Marie Antionette and Louis XVI found their daughter Marie-Thérèse conveniently preferred cake over broccoli. Nothing has changed. Children…
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Summer Fresh. Summer Fresh.


Something I’ve always enjoyed about food is the vast world of creativity and artistry it opens up. Suddenly bread is stuffed french toast, s’mores are cookies, almonds are flowers, soda is cake. You are forced to look at everything from a different perspective. When you take an ingredient or a recipe and apply it in…
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For Dads Everywhere. For Dads Everywhere.


They say that scent is the strongest sense tied to memory. When I think of my dad certain smells indicative of dads everywhere come to mind. Cedar sawdust, freshly mowed grass, crisp soap, gunpowder, campfire smoke, soft leather, pine trees and BBQ. Especially BBQ. Instead of making a dessert to celebrate Father’s Day this year…
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The Hokey Pokey and Other Fine Hobbies. The Hokey Pokey and Other Fine Hobbies.


Let’s face it. We’re busy people. We have people to see and places to be. Like walking the cat, erecting impenetrable snow fortresses, whittling sporks, colour coordinating the dishes, alphabetizing the condiments and knitting scarves. Putting your right foot in, putting your right foot out, putting your right foot in and shaking it all about….
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The Picnic: Inside Out. The Picnic: Inside Out.


I’d like to thank everyone who helped me get this far in Project Food Blog. I appreciate all your support in all its forms! Thank you! “For this challenge, you’re tasked with creating a delicious meal that will travel well and still look great. From picnics and school lunches to bento boxes, or any other…
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That’s Amore! That’s Amore!


I am so grateful to have advanced to the fifth round of Project Food Blog! Thank you everyone who voted for me! I appreciate the support of my loyal readers and new friends. “One recipe, 100 variations! We’re challenging each of you to put your own spin on the same recipe. How you do it…
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Apples and Cranberries and Pears! Oh My! Apples and Cranberries and Pears! Oh My!


I must have The Wizard of Oz on the brain or something. Imagine if Dorothy, Scarecrow and the Tin Man had encountered these fearsome fruits on their journey along the yellow brick road. I’d say that’s preferable to lions, tigers and bears. But then again, that would probably make for a pretty lame movie. More…
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