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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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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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Hey Homies… Cleaning Tips and Tipples!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted here. Haven’t been doing much baking, cooking or homey-fying the house lately. I’ve been mostly working, but have recently been promoted to a new position that doesn’t involve travel. This means regular … 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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Christmas Cards

It’s that time of year again. Time to spend hours thinking of witty and memorable little quips to write in your most beautiful script, scrounging for addresses and postal codes (Zip codes for my American readers…) and scraping your dried-out … 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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