Category Archives: Winter

Glazed Carrots with Saffron, Pistachios and Mint

Yesterday was one of those days where there were many things on my to-do list and yet somehow very little got done. There were plans to bake a cake, make some fresh pasta for ravioli, work on the cooking class … Continue reading

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Canarino Tea

Today may be the first day of spring but from the weather outside you might not know it. The day started with a ferocious downpour of rain. In the late morning there was a burst of sunshine that lasted until … Continue reading

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A Big Pot of Ribollita

I would by lying if I said I wasn’t glad to see the end of this month of January. I usually love the beginning of a new year. A fresh start, a laundry list of resolutions, looking forward. But sometimes, … Continue reading

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Celery and Fennel Salad with Medjool Dates and Parmesan Cheese

I am leaving today for Holland. At 4 pm actually and, as usual, I still have to pack my bag and get myself organized for the trip. Some things never change. I will be back in just over a week … Continue reading

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Cranberry Lemon Cake

Today has been a very good day. A day filled with sunshine and temperatures warm enough to prop open the back door and allow the air in to permeate the musty corners of the house. A day filled with the … Continue reading

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Quinoa, Chickpea, Pear and Arugula Salad with a Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Well that was a bit more of a hiatus than I had been planning on. Lots has been going on and, to be honest, I have been struggling to keep up. There was Christmas and all of the holiday stuff … Continue reading

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Portuguese Seafood Stew with Sablefish and Purple Kale

There is snow in our forecast this weekend and I can’t think of anything I would rather do than hunker down and read my book, work on the Saturday crossword, bake some cookies/bread/cake, drink tea and make a hearty stew. … Continue reading

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Escarole and Conchigliette Soup with Parmesan Meatballs

We are home. Home sweet home. We arrived home to see Vancouver in all of her autumnal glory. Cool and crisp temperatures, red and gold leaves still clinging to the trees, brisk breezes and even some snow on the mountains! … Continue reading

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