Cherry Almond Granola with Honey & Vanilla

Cherry Almond Granola with Honey & Vanilla

Your late-twenties/early-thirties is a confusing time. I suppose that can be said for just about any phase of life, for one reason or another. But it’s this particular age that’s making me scratch my head today, so here goes… Side note: has anyone else been watching the new BBC show Life Story- voiced of course,… 

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Bourbon Pecan Madeleines with Peach Glaze

Bourbon Pecan Madeleines with Peach Glaze

It's been almost a year since I posted my first madeleine recipe, this chocolatey, cherry amaretto stunner. Wow, we've come a long way! (I'm not taking my food photos with my iPhone anymore, for starters. I am amazed I ever even got away with that.) Considering I am usually considered the savoury foil to Chelsea's sweet tooth on the blog, it … [Read More...]

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Chewy Chocolate Brownies with a Cookies & Cream Mascarpone Topping

To those of you without a sweet tooth (Finn, I'm looking at you), I'm so, so sorry. You picked the short straw in the draw for tastebuds. Life must be so bland and grey - what's it like to feel nothing when face-to-face with a bowl of chewy, chocolatey goodness? The light and fluffy texture of sweet whipped cream? The heavenly crunch of cookies and … [Read More...]

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Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

It's really a wonderful thing when you can create a recipe, then make another recipe from the results. Talk about being thrifty! Remember that amazingly simple, 4-ingredient maple almond butter I posted about a week ago? Well, after making about three batches and devouring practically all of it in a very small amount of time, I did the only … [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil Tacos (Yucatan Pulled Pork)

Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil Tacos (Yucatan Pulled Pork)

I think we've already discussed this at length, but if this is your first time to Port and Fin, let me make it known- I love Mexican food. I love traditional Mexican delicacies like mole poblano and tacos de lengua. I love Americanized Tex-Mex, those ground beef burritos with melted cheese everywhere. Heck, let's expand the borders and say I … [Read More...]

Weeknight Pantry Pasta with Crumbled Sausage, Sundried Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts

Weeknight Pantry Pasta with Crumbled Sausage, Sundried Tomatoes & Artichoke Hearts

We're officially into 'late January'- how many of you are still keeping to your resolutions? For my part, I am still going to the gym (although, as discussed, I became a gym-rat back in December to help myself view this a 'lifestyle change' and not a cut and dry resolution). As the wine in these pictures suggests, I did not stay 100% dry for … [Read More...]

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Wild Rice & Arugula Salad with Bacon & Fried Goat Cheese

Last night, to no fault of our own, our Netflix decided not to work. It was actually kind of comedic: we had a very productive day, took Parker on a 3-hour hike, I organized my spices (fun!), intent on having a relaxing Sunday evening vegged out on the couch in our pyjamas watching who-knows-what. But of course, once we were all settled in, tea in … [Read More...]

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Upside-Down Meyer Lemon Cornmeal Cake

Let's talk about Bucket Lists. Everyone's got 'em, big or small, some things attainable, some completely unrealistic. I'm a firm believer in having a bucket list, if only to have something to dream about. What's on your list? My list? Well, it's pretty steep. I'm fast approaching my 26th birthday (oh god, late twenties? WHAT) and there are still a … [Read More...]

Vegetarian Mulligatawny

Vegetarian Mulligatawny

This soup and I have a weird relationship. I don't know why, but I consistently struggle to get excited about bringing soup as a work lunch. I mean, it's fine. I know I'll eat it and appreciate it and be glad I'm not spending another $5 a day on a spicy tuna roll. But, generally speaking, I don't deeply look forward to lunch on a soup day. It's … [Read More...]

Raw Mint Chocolate Energy Balls

Raw Mint Chocolate Energy Balls

To everyone's surprise (especially my own), I have been going to the gym 4-5 days a week for almost 4 weeks now. I certainly feel better, and I definitely enjoy it, so while I am not looking to squeeze into my circa 2006 skinny jeans any time soon, I am encouraged to keep going. Of course, finding the time is another story. I leave the house for … [Read More...]

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Maple Carrot Ginger Soup

Sometimes I feel about 10 years older than most of the people I hang out with. I tend to think of myself as that "weird old-lady friend", you know, that one friend who's kind of lame but also kind of awesome, who doesn't go out much but has fun where and when it really counts. I'm not the friend you go to a party with on Saturday night; I'm the … [Read More...]

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4-Ingredient Maple Almond Butter

Not a lot of things anger me. Sure, I have the odd bad day, and often sink into a bottomless pit of grumpiness, but very rarely does something fill me with supreme and actual rage. I generally try to keep a calm and cool persona, comparable to that of The Dude. (Those who know me are probably rolling their eyes, because I'm probably not at all like … [Read More...]

Kale Chickpea Soup with Lemon & Garlic

Kale Chickpea Soup with Lemon & Garlic

For me, January is all about healthy comfort food. I feel sluggish after too much December excesses, but I'm also constantly cold due to Vancouver's typical January forecast of chilly perma-rain. Seriously, it's like walking through cold soup getting home. The humidity gets into your bones and you end up chilled through, even after changing into … [Read More...]

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Moroccan-Inspired Apricot Couscous & Chicken Salad

Another year gone. I swear, the older I get, the faster the years zoom by. What's with that? It hardly feels like any time at all since Finn and I started toying with the mere idea of starting a food blog. That was 10+ months ago? Whoa. It's been a couple of weeks since my last post, but now it's time to settle back down into the daily routine, … [Read More...]

Vietnamese Salad with Black Bean Chicken

Vietnamese Salad with Black Bean Roasted Chicken

January: the month of resolutions. I've never been one for New Year's resolutions, partly because I always knew I didn't have it in me to stick with one for more than a day or two, and partly because if I was going to make a positive change in my life, I think any old arbitrary day would do as a starting point. And, well, that's just what … [Read More...]