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… 

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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...]

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Minty Melon Cocktails

I came across an interesting quote the other day, and it's stuck with me like a catchy lyric. At first I scoffed at it, but the more I thought about it, the more it really hit home and the more it sounded like actual words I could live by. Words I can live by. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. It may appear that way, but that … [Read More...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Granita

Strawberry Rhubarb Granita

“The sun was warm but the wind was chill. You know how it is with an April day.” Friggin' April, friggin' Robert Frost. I quoted that in a post a couple weeks ago, and becomes truer and truer with every passing day. Last weekend in Vancouver it was utterly beautiful. Beach weather. Barbecue weather. The sunshine was intoxicating. I put on … [Read More...]

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Crispy Baked Fish Sticks with Greek Yogurt Tartar Sauce

*Please note, this post is officially sponsored by Pepperidge Farm® Cracker Chips. They’re made with 11 g of whole-grains per 20 g serving with no artificial flavours. Having spent my life on the west coast of BC, I've always been blessed with an abundance of fresh seafood at my doorstep. Growing up, I had weeknight dinners of fresh … [Read More...]

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Twice-Baked Potatoes Stuffed with Bacon, Broccoli, & Cheddar

There's nothing better than topping off a fabulous weekend with lots of cheese and carbs. This weekend was just that: fabulous. I'm absolutely in love with the spring-like weather we've been having, with 20-degree heat and cloudless skies. Things have been very dry these last couple weeks, which is quite rare for spring in Vancouver. When the … [Read More...]

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Ferrero Rocher Cinnamon Buns

The last few days here have been perfect, beautiful spring days. The sun has been shining, the birds have been singing, and the daffodils have been blooming. To me, one of the greatest feelings in the world is waking up on a lazy weekend morning and hearing the birds chirping outside the window. I don't know what it is about the sound of those … [Read More...]

Chicken Club with Bacon, Peaches & Brie

Roast Chicken Club with Peaches, Bacon & Brie

I hate to sound like a broken record here but- I feel like I don't have enough hours in the day. Or the week. It's times like these that I find myself grumbling jealously about my beloved co-blogger, Chelsea, and her 3-day work weeks. Huff, huff. It's not fair. I wish I could be at home cooking right now, taking my dog for a walk, … [Read More...]

Garlic Parmesan Halibut

Garlic Parmesan Baked Halibut

My dad is a lawyer. That statement always gets a reaction out of people, which I find hilarious. Whether they playfully grimace because 'ugh, lawyers are the worst,' look vaguely impressed, or launch in to their favourite lawyer joke- it's always something. It's not like telling someone your dad is a teacher or a doctor or an electrician, everyone … [Read More...]

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Strawberry & Kahlua Cream Cheese Crepes

Sometimes, a rainy spring weekend is the best kind of weekend. I spent the last couple of days - aside from a few trips to the dog park - basically just lounging around and recharging my batteries. When we weren't outside walking Parker (getting caught in a hail storm, which was… actually kind of fun) we were inside in our jammies. Watching … [Read More...]

Ham & Gruyère Breakfast Strata

Ham & Gruyère Breakfast Strata

I would like to take a moment this morning to love on all the mamas in the world. Dear god, how do you do it? Today's shout out to mothers isn't just because Mother's Day is in a month or so, or because I love to make this dish for Mother's Day, or even because my mum is coming in to town this weekend (although all of those are indeed excellent … [Read More...]