Mocha & Orange Sablé Icebox Cookies

Mocha & Orange Sablé Icebox Cookies

I have my first Christmas party of the season this evening. Seriously. It’s not even the last week in November. So it begins… In my opinion, Christmas parties in November are really pushing it. Our American cousins haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving yet and we’re already full tilt on the Christmas train. Still, I guess I… 

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Apricot Jalapeño Spread on Cream Cheese & Crackers

This may be a strange thing to post in November, since the internet is currently overflowing with new Thanksgiving recipes for the perfect turkey, the perfect stuffing, the perfect pie. It’s strange for me to think that our American friends haven’t yet had Thanksgiving, when up here in Canada we had ours more than a month ago. So… 

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Khoresh-e Fesenjān - Persian Pomegranate Stew with Chicken & Walnuts

Khoresh-e Fesenjān – Persian Pomegranate Stew with Chicken, Squash & Walnuts

I love Iranian food. No, that’s not nearly strong enough. I adore Iranian food. I adore Iranian food and this is my favourite dish I have tried thus far. In fact, a good pomegranate ‘khoresh’ is the number one reason I have looked forward to pomegranate season so much over the last couple years. Yeah,… 

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Mini Ricotta Donuts Stuffed with Nutella

Oh, Nutella, you sly thing, you. Tell me your secret. How did you managed to become such a breakfast staple when, really, all you are is a delicious chocolate sauce? You make breakfast seem like heaven. Okay, maybe not chocolate, but a hazelnut sauce nonetheless. I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t enjoy a heaping spoonful… 

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Polenta Pancakes with a Cranberry Apple Compote

Whoa nelly, talk about NIPPY. There’s a cold streak moving through my hometown, and I am lovin’ it. I absolutely adore these extra chilly, cloudless sunny days. So what, it’s bordering on freezing, it’s sunny and it’s beautiful and that’s what cozy boots and scarves and toques are for. Layering. Summer ain’t got nothin’ on that. It’s looking… 

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