Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘Wine and Cheese’ Hamburgers to Celebrate Barbecue Season

The sun streams down, the leaves rustle quietly in the late afternoon breezes, the rooster crows (silly guy – doesn’t he know what time it is?), and the dog lies, panting, in the shade (except when she needs to be … Continue reading

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Roasted Pepper Salad with Roasted Garlic and Balsamic Dressing – Full of Colour and Bright Like Spring

Bell peppers were on sale at the grocery store. So I bought a few bags (or maybe slightly more). Vivid red, green, orange and yellow ones. I put them in a big blue emamelware bowl on my island and just … Continue reading

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Orange and Grapefruit Syrup with a Little Hit of Cardamom

  Yes, Spring has finally arrived here, and like usual, it has arrived with a vengeance. For us northerners, there is none of this gentle three-month greening and mellowing of winter, to gradually awaken and unfold the sleeping buds and … Continue reading

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Fish Tacos – Fresh, Crispy and Colourful (and oh-so-full of flavour)

  I’ve been on a fish taco kick lately – ordering them in restaurants whenever I have a chance, and making them at home. I love tacos anyway, but the fish version just seems to have something special. Maybe it’s … Continue reading

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Nutty Monkey Smoothie

Mmm . . . mmm . . . mmm. Peanut butter, bananas, maybe even some chocolate, in a thick and creamy shake. This is a favourite around our house, and in the wake of the recent braces, even more popular. … Continue reading

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