cuckoo for coconuts: triple coconut granola

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A few months ago, as I was browsing the aisles of a gourmet food shop I discovered coconut sap sitting on the shelf in the baking section. I was so intrigued by it, I brought a bag home with me. … Continue reading

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forgot to take a photo: the best chicken & rice dish ever

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This is one of those times where I have to apologize in advance for the lack of food photos. I made a saucy chicken dish with sticky Japanese rice the other day and was so riveted in shoveling the food … Continue reading

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in search of freshness: baked fish, the Greek way

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Living in Toronto means having access to all kinds of great food and fresh produce, both imported and local. The only issue I have is with accessibility to fresh fish and seafood. We are landlocked and because of this we … Continue reading

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unpretentious baking: raspberry jam thumbprint cookies

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I’ve been hearing about Gwyneth’s book on the blogosphere for a while and resisted the urge to reserve it from the library.  I thought it was another ‘celebrity-come-cookbook-writer’ trying to put themselves on the map after years of disappearing from Hollywood to … Continue reading

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when life gives you corn, make corn tortilla pie

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This past week I embarked on a new diet regimen. I started eating gluten-free. You see, I have been experiencing a myriad of body aches with muscle and joint pain, along with fatigue and brain fog. Numerous sessions of physiotherapy, … Continue reading

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rustic delight: turnips dauphinoise

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I’ve recently decided to include vegetables such as turnips, rutabaga and celeriac into my cooking regimen. You see, I always avoided these unfamiliar root vegetable at the market simply because I had some vague recollection of disliking them as a … Continue reading

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making dough: roasted garlic – leek focaccia bread

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Guess who’s getting creative with dough? Yes, me! The person who stated they were wary about yeast. Well, I did it again. I made focaccia bread this weekend. It tasted so good that I ate three of those pieces you … Continue reading

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