Apple cheddar caraway scones

    apple cheddar caraway scones

    Yesterday was the coldest day of fall so far. Even though it was a balmy 4 degrees by Ottawa standards, A and I immediately went toque shopping after work to protect our wimpy ears from the icy winds. I totally forgot about how sometimes, in the East, if you walk down the wrong street you can get caught in an icy wind tunnel that feels like the hand of death is reaching inside your coat and trying to rip your heart…

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  • chocolate chili zucchini cake

    Chocolate Chili Zucchini Cake

    Hello from Ottawa! We are not quite moved in yet, but all of our stuff from Vancouver FINALLY arrived (on Thanksgiving day, appropriately). After 10 days of sleeping on air mattresses…

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    10 healthy groceries to buy in bulk

    I like grocery shopping quite a lot. If I had to pick a chore to do around the house all the time, it would be “the groceries”. Thankfully, because of my…

  • blueberry galette

    The Easiest Blueberry Galette

    It’s summer, and living in British Columbia means that I’ve been spending the last few weeks shoving my face full of fruit. There’s nothing quite like a fresh piece of fruit,…

  • sweet potato couscous

    Sweet Potato Couscous Salad

    This sweet potato couscous salad is one part “what should I do about this leftover sweet potato?”, another part “what combination of food items will best soothe this sudden spike in…

  • rustic heirloom gazpacho
    Appetizers Sides

    Rustic Heirloom Gazpacho

    When I lived in Montreal, there was a teeny tiny dépanneur/soup restaurant on Jean Talon that just happened to be walking distance from my apartment. Though there was some seating space…

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    The Coffee Snob’s Shopping Guide

    I don’t want to say that Shannon and I are coffee snobs, but we do appreciate a good cup of coffee. I personally enjoy a good cup of coffee in the…