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Apple Pie with Love

“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I survived at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while.” Frank McCourt This quote has stayed with me since the first …




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Sinfully The Best

My friend Sue came to visit me this week hailing all the way from Steveston. If you have never been there it is most certainly worth the trip. They have the sweetest little downtown filled with shops, cafes, restaurants and …


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Mint Whipped Cream

Ingredients 1/4 cup sugar 2 packed cups fresh mint leaves and stems, coarsely chopped, plus sprigs for garnish 1 cup heavy cream     Directions Make syrup: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring sugar, mint, and 2 tablespoons …


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Lemon Curd

  Lemon Curd Recipe 3 large eggs 3/4 cup granulated white sugar 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (2-3 lemons) use real lemons only and strain out the pulp. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 tablespoon (4 grams) finely …


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Trifling with Strawberry and Lemon

Tonight we had our friendly neighbors from…well….our neighborhood over for a BBQ. I decided to make trifle. I genuinely have fun making trifle because I don’t believe there are any rules other than layering a bunch of stuff you love …


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Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad

Well, I started our first beautiful weekend in Vancouver with a bang by making a Nicoise salad with some personal variations. For starters, tuna is not cheap in Vancouver so I needed to be able to improvise with the fish. …



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Just For The Munchies

Nothing satisfies my craving like a salty sweet taste treat. It recently occurred to me that I have never blogged about this yumminess that I make because I thought it was a little too simply, easy, *gasp* unsophisticated. Not anymore …