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Mini Scotch Quail Eggs Recipe

I can’t remember my first Scotch egg or even why I decided to try one, but after the first bite I was hooked. How could I not fall in love a perfectly boiled egg wrapped up in a sausage coat?…

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Best Banana Bread Recipe

I’m a purist when it comes to banana bread: no nuts, no chocolate, no dried banana chips. I like my banana bread to taste like bananas. I love how something magical happens when bananas are baked; the sugars caramelize and…

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Parsley Pesto Pasta with Broccoli and Salmon Recipe

Do you ever just wander around the grocery store until inspiration strikes? Sometimes that means I’m in and out of the store in five minutes, but sometimes it means I’ll wander aimlessly for hours.

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Sweet Potato and Carrot Curry Soup Recipe

State Bird Provisions in San Francisco has been on my radar for a while. I’ve been meaning to try it even before Bon Appetit named it 2012′s Restaurant of the Year. My first attempt at eating at State Bird last…

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Heart-Shaped Pizza Recipe

Seems to me like there are a lot of Valentine’s Day haters out there, but I will confess right now, I’m not one of them. I’m not the hugest fan – I don’t go all out and decorate my house…

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Ranger Cookie Recipe

Mike and I love going on long rambling walks that go nowhere in particular. More often than not, we’ll end up in a grocery or kitchen goods store. The other week we stopped into Williams Sonoma where they were sampling…

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Paella Recipe

I haven’t had paella in Spain, but if I ever hit up Valencia I know paella will be on my must eat list. Paella has bits of everything I love: rice, seafood, and most importantly, crispy burnt parts. Not everyone…

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Takoyaki Recipe

A couple of years ago a good friend of mine gave me an electric takoyaki maker for my birthday. Takoyaki literally translated means octopus fried, but takoyaki isn’t just fried octopus – it’s a tiny, piping hot ball of batter…

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Raspberry Lemon Cake Recipe

Do you have any friends who don’t like sweets? It seems to me that all the people I know don’t like chocolate or sweets. What’s a girl obsessed with sugar supposed to do?! Its downright difficult pawning off my baked…

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Chinese Steamed Fish Recipe

Do you ever have random cravings for food? This happens to me all the time and while I’d like to give in to my stomach’s every whim, I rarely do–usually because my food fantasies revolve around elaborate feasts that would…

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Raspberry Pistachio Pavlova Recipe

Is there anything better than summertime and desserts? The sun has finally been shinning down on Vancouver and the gorgeous weather is perfect for picnics and barbecues. In my books, no picnic or barbecue is complete without dessert – picnics…

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Spot Prawns with Lime and Cilantro Recipe

Spot prawns are Mike’s absolute favourite seafood so now that it’s spot prawn season we’re going to be eating prawns like crazy. We love grilled prawns, but no patio means no grilling so I usually just pan-fry the prawns before…

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