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No Wonder We Love a Cuppa!

If you missed our recent Magnum Opus on coffee, check it out here. It's a great read, if I do say so myself…   And then, read this piece from RT News, sent to us by Sister Ann, (My Sis … Continue reading

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  Empanadas are a delight for their simplicity, and for the wide range of creativity they provide a willing cook. It is less serendipitous than it might seem that, on the day we post about empanadas, our friend Nandini who … Continue reading

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Ferrero Rocher & Nutella Chocolate Tart!

I just had to post this gorgeous creation of Jane’s – Read it and weep, friends! And by the way, her blog is a wealth of such stuff, so head over there and subscribe.

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Peanut Butter Nanaimo Bars

By multiple requests, here’s my peanut butter Nanaimo Bar. Something this good demands local, fresh ingredients, so please, don’t skimp. As decadent as this is, the final product has an amazing balance of salty to sweet, accented by the almonds … Continue reading

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Potato Crusted Quiche

Breakfast is the meal we love best here, and that’s where I do some of my best work. Here's a recipe for a signature dish that I literally worked on for years before offering here. It is incredibly good, fun … Continue reading

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    With apologies to Monty Python, when you hear someone wax poetic about shrubs these days, they’re likely referring to a beverage, as opposed to landscaping. Shrubs have become tragically hip of late, and for good reason; they’re a … Continue reading

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