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Rhubarb Cherry Honey Lemonade: Luscious. LOVE!

A few days ago, a friend of mine gave me a generous bundle of her fresh garden rhubarb. I was thinking about all kinds of ways to use it up instead of in pie, muffin or squares but none of those appealed to me. Don’t get me wrong, any of those choices would have been […]

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Sunworks Farm: Humane. Ethical. Organic.

What’s not to love about Ron and Sheila’s natural friendliness and customer service every time you exchange with them at the market? It was at the Old Strathcona Farmers’ Market the first time my husband and I had the pleasure of meeting them and trying their products. We became instant fans. When Southwest Edmonton Farmers’ […]

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Spring Cleaning + Recipe

I don’t know about you but I’ve had it with dust and grit inside my house. While I am also thinking of my actual bricks and mortar house, I’m actually referring to the inside of my body. The winter has piled up the grime.  Time to kick the garbage to the curb. There are a lot […]

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Coconut Peanut Butter Banana PANCAKES

I was thinking back to a period of time when my usual breakfast was toast spread with peanut butter topped with sliced bananas. Easy, quick, and delicious. I was a young professional eager to get my day going and needed something quite substantial to nourish me. Fast forward a few years after marriage and two […]

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Stinky Stuff Strengthens Stamina

Got your attention? LOL! Well, this is an article about a food that tends to smell but is good for you, one that helps keep you strong and healthy. Builds stamina! I would suggest that the smell here is not very smelly in this recipe anyway, but I suppose when one thinks of onions, one […]

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Roast away. Plenty of Power.

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. I suggested to my husband that we stay home for supper — something that we tend to do anyway to avoid the “madness” of the occasion — and I make a meal just for the two of us. I tend to include something red on our plates, of course, the pretty […]

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Apple Pie Pudding for Breakfast!

I grew up eating apple pie. In the summer, my family and I would head to Vernon, British Columbia, in the heart of the Okanagan valley, to visit my mom’s parents. Baba and Dido — Ukrainian for grandmother and grandfather respectively — would be waiting with open arms to welcome us to their home. What […]

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The Undiet Diet: Taste, and Release!

  I was at a gathering recently when the person next to me asked, “Are you on a diet?” I was a bit surprised by the question so I quickly replied, “Why?” She said she thought I was because I didn’t have a lot of food on my plate. I didn’t tell her that I […]

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Do you know what Bärlauch is?

My husband and I took a trip to Berlin, Germany last year to visit friends who stayed there for three months. My friend is a great cook and takes interest in local food, culinary experimentation, and quality for the price. That’s probably why we’re such close friends! It was she who told me about this […]

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Your Canadian Food Story

Oh Canada, glorious and free. We love thee! And the food. Yes, it sure looks like we do. Love food, community, and stories about them. I have a quest: I’m determined committed to collecting 150 stories about food by the end of 2017 (yikes, I guess since I wrote it down I am now accountable […]

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