Banana Bacon Bran Muffins

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What’s breakfast without a little bacon? 90% of the time I reserve the bacon for lazy Sunday mornings, when I don’t have to pay attention to the clock and I can putz around in my pyjamas, brew a big pot of tea, and make a leisurely breakfast that almost always involves eggs in some way… 

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Thai Cucumber Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad

Is it still May? O RLY. Feels like full-on summer to me! It's easy to be optimistic when it's sunny and warm out, even for a curmudgeon like me. The stuff keeping me on edge last week seems somehow manageable, even if my circumstances haven't changed. Yep, it's all warm sunshine and singing birds and the distant sound of lawnmowers and the … [Read More...]

Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Szechuan Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Is that... iceberg lettuce? It certainly is. I'll be honest, I have always been a little against iceberg lettuce. Yeah, I was a snob. It's not offensive to my taste buds, I certainly ate it on many a Big Mac, but I never really bought it myself since I always considered it devoid of actual nutrients and thus... any real value. Growing up in … [Read More...]

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Grilled Watermelon, Feta & Arugula Salad with Balsamic

I want to give a little high five of congratulations to two of my good friends who recently bought their first home. Way to go guys! A few weeks ago they bought a modest little rancher on the outskirts of Greater Vancouver, and just this past weekend I enjoyed visiting them for their first official housewarming party. Their home is 1300-sf of … [Read More...]

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Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

Last weekend a few friends and I drove up to Squamish and hiked the Chief for the first time. My legs were burning for days. To me, the perfect hike is one where I can walk through the woods over roots and rocks while enjoying the scenery and getting a bit of fresh air and exercise. The perfect hike is one that gets my heart rate up enough to … [Read More...]

Baked Chicken Flautas with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Baked Chicken Flautas with Roasted Red Pepper Dipping Sauce

If you're an avid reader of Port and Fin (thank you!!!), you'll know my life is a bit of a chaotic disaster bubble right now. In a good way, mostly, but also in the sense that I'm juggling 10 balls right now when I'm used to juggling 3 or 4 soooo... every once in a while a ball gets dropped. Like this one! Sorry, blog, I love you so much but … [Read More...]

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Brown Butter Rhubarb & Almond Oatmeal Bars

I've been hunting for rhubarb for weeks. Rhubarb comes into season mid to late spring, and I started caving it at the end of March. You can imagine how disappointing it's been, scouring my local markets and grocery stores a few times a week for those vibrant red stalks, only to come out empty handed. I'm so in love with rhubarb and it's strong, … [Read More...]

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Pear, Brie, & Prosciutto Sandwiches with Sage Butter

I have a confession to make - one that might cause a lot of people to gasp in horror - but I've never been a huge fan of sandwiches. I know, I know. I've been told I'm delirious. There really isn't a defining moment that caused my aversion to sandwiches. Maybe it all stemmed from those countless sandwiches I found in my childhood lunchbox all … [Read More...]

Marbled Lemon Thyme Tart

Marbled Lemon Thyme Tart

I am currently between jobs... literally. Thankfully, this time around that idiom doesn't mean I am unemployed, but rather that I will be starting a new role at work in the coming weeks. Movin' on up, so to speak, climbing the corporate ladder and, most of all, trying not to stuff it all up. Channeling my inner Peggy Olson. Lean in, Finn. LEAN … [Read More...]

Bacon, Egg & Goat Cheese Breakfast Pastries

Bacon, Egg & Goat Cheese Breakfast Pastries

Ever since that first time my mum let me clumsily fork down a set of peanut butter cookies, I have loved cooking. This doesn't mean I was always good at cooking, of course. Unless you are some kind of preternatural prodigy, becoming good at something still takes work. You can have a natural born talent for something, no doubt, but only with work … [Read More...]

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Spinach & Artichoke Turkey Burgers with Sun-dried Tomato Mayo

I've said before on this blog that I'm lazy, and that a lot of the time it's difficult to find the motivation to come up with (and make, and stage, and photograph) new recipes. I've realized that this is definitely the wrong word to be using to describe myself. Finn & I consider our avid readers (you!) to be our friends, and friends share these … [Read More...]

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Baked Cardamom-Spiced Donuts with a Grapefruit Glaze

So far, my 26th year has been filled with too much thinking. Too many days spent biting my nails and laying awake at night contemplating life. Gone are the days when my biggest worry was what blazer to wear to the office that day. Now, all I seem to be thinking about is the future. What do I want in life? Where do I want to be? What's important? … [Read More...]

Fully-Loaded Baked Potato Muffins

Fully-Loaded Baked Potato Muffins

Sometimes when I sit down to write a blog post, the words just pour out of me. Other times... well, other times I end up staring blankly at my screen for two days and then googling 'the history of the baked potato' at the last minute in a desperate attempt to say anything- anything at all- besides comfort food on-the-go, so good. So, you know, … [Read More...]

Stacked Veggie Sandwich on Focaccia

Stacked Veggie Sandwiches on Focaccia with Sun-Dried Tomato Aioli

To quit. verb: quit or quitted, quitting. to stop, cease, or discontinue to be released from obligation to stop trying, struggling, or the like; accept or acknowledge defeat. Ooof. Number one sounded fair, number two sounded downright relieving, and then... number three. To stop trying. To accept or acknowledge defeat. That one … [Read More...]

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Cantaloupe Smoothies with Ginger & Cilantro

I have always been a true believer in simple, easy recipes. Sure, every once-in-a-while it's nice to cook a fancy meal or bake an elaborate dessert, but 85% of the time I prefer recipes that are simple, and don't require any crazy ingredients. Sometimes the best recipes are the ones with the shortest ingredient list. You don't need to spend a … [Read More...]