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The Soup Diaries: This Ain’t Your Granny’s Soup…. Oh, wait. Maybe it is…

This is the time of year that I crave soup; a giant vat of it to swim in on mornings like today when the steering wheel felt like a circular icicle. That would have been splendid. Soup is also usually … Continue reading

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Cleaning Tips and Tipples: Five Minute Cleaning

Sometimes I don’t have the time, energy or desire to completely clean the house from top to bottom. But that doesn’t mean that I can’t do a few quick things that will make me feel better about my surroundings. I … Continue reading

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Ways to Heat the Home: Stealth Mode

It’s getting colder. Summer is officially over and it’s time to turn up the heater, break out the Snuggies and settle in for a long winter of freeze-your-tits-off days (that is the official meteorological term) and even colder nights. But there are … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of Throwing a Dinner Party

I guess I must be getting older. I’m hosting a dinner party for some friends this Saturday. Again, much like the cocktail party post  I wrote ages ago, ambiance is critical. Keep the lights low, light a few candles (UNSCENTED. You … Continue reading

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Long Time, No Post 2: Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here! I’ve gone back to school this past semester and have been crazy busy between that and work. No excuse, though. Back to the kitchen! I’ve been craving cookies lately. Specifically, chocolate … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking: Shortbread

My dad loves shortbread. I tried making him some for Christmas one year. I think I was about 13. As I wasn’t one for planning (Who am I kidding, I’m still not…), I forgot to take the butter out of … Continue reading

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Holiday Baking: Chocolate Snowballs

Snowballs are a traditional Newfoundland Christmas cookie. They’re eaten throughout the year, but a Christmas cookie tray is not a Christmas cookie tray without a Snowball. They are basically little fudge-y balls that are rolled in coconut. Oh, and these … Continue reading

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Autumn Vegetables: Broccoli

Broccoli is a superfood. Not only is it delicious (stay with me here), but it is FANTASTIC for you. It is incredibly high in vitamins C and K, which aid in vitamin D metabolism, as well as a good source … Continue reading

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Laundry

I hate doing laundry. HATE it. I actually worked in a laundromat the summer between high school and university. It was extremely hot and while I loved my bosses, I hated washing, drying and folding laundry. But it is a … Continue reading

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Autumn Vegetables: Butternut Squash

Butternut Squash is the quintessential autumn vegetable. It’s sweet and creamy when roasted, with beautiful yellow-orange flesh. High in vitamins A and C, potassium, magnesium and folate, it is also one of the healthiest foods you can eat during the … Continue reading

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