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Basil Pesto – it’s like Green Gold

Intensely flavourful, herbal, cheesy, and garlicky – what’s not to love about fresh basil pesto? If you’ve got a bounty of basil in your garden, you’ve got the makings for this classic Italian sauce that livens up every dish you … Continue reading

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Homemade Chili Powder

Raid your spice cupboard and quickly stir up this flavourful homemade chili powder. Ten ingredients that make a rich and complex mix. You won’t want to buy the commercially-made stuff again. (Skip straight to recipe) Chili powder seems to be … Continue reading

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My Favourite Gluten Free Flour Mix

This basic all-purpose gluten free flour mix works great in baking! Gluten free baking sucks. Well, that’s what I used to say. But in the five years since I first had to start baking without wheat flour, I’ve learned a … Continue reading

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Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice Mix

It’s so easy to stir together a few spices to make homemade pumpkin pie spice mix; convenient to use and always fresh. At this time of year I’m making all kinds of warm and comforting fall dishes, lots of them … Continue reading

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How to Pit Evans Cherries

Here’s a nifty little trick for easily pitting the juicy, tart Evans cherries. Every year I play Russian Roulette with the picking of our Evans cherries. I think they taste the sweetest and best if I wait until after a … Continue reading

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