Category Archives: Fall

Spiced Brown Butter “Pumpkin” Cake with Pecan Streusel Topping

Happy Thanksgiving! This weekend all of our family and friends in Canada are celebrating Thanksgiving and I was determined not to be left out. I may not be roasting a big bird, or making cranberry sauce or cooking beets for … Continue reading

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Clam and Fregola Soup with Fennel and Tomatoes

Just a quick post this morning. I meant to get this up last night but I have been battling a cold and after making dinner and tidying up it was time to put on the tea kettle and supervise a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Chip, Apricot and Hazelnut Cookie Slices

With Halloween being just one week behind us it seems a little bit crazy to be putting up a recipe that features chocolate in any form. Last Sunday and Monday I made a valiant effort to reduce the number of little … Continue reading

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Roasted Beet Salad with Mâche, Green Beans, Toasted Walnuts and Roquefort

We are right in the thick of gearing up for Halloween night around here. For Glen and Max Halloween is one of the most important holidays of the year, right up there with Christmas and Max’s birthday. They plot and … Continue reading

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Fig Tarte Tatin

We luckily had a week long run of sunny weather which provided just enough warmth for some of the figs from our backyard tree to ripen. I mentioned in a previous post that seven years ago I picked out and … Continue reading

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Mushroom Lasagna with Radicchio and Rosemary

My trip to the Trout Lake Farmer’s Market this past Saturday morning was the highlight of the weekend. The weather was beautiful, both Max and Glen happily agreed to walk there with me, and once we arrived Glen even stood … Continue reading

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Upside-Down Italian Prune Plum Cake

My neighbourhood in Vancouver is fondly known as “The Drive” and living just off of Commercial Drive has a number of culinary perks. For one, there are 19 coffee bars in the span of 22 blocks and so a very … Continue reading

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White Bean and Swiss Chard Soup with Spiced Turkey Meatballs

It is once again the season for soup! I must confess that I am not a lover of soups in summer. Chilled cucumber soup, Vichyssoise, even gazpacho most often leave me… cold (sorry, bad pun). The soups that I love … Continue reading

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