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Rustic Artisan Bread

Is there anything better than a fresh loaf of homemade bread on a Sunday morning. Warm, doughy goodness with a crusty outside layer enjoyed with a strong coffee on the patio. That’s the life, isn’t it? Two years back, I pretty much stopped eating bread. Well, that’s not true. I stopped eating bland, over-processed breads […]

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Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I’ve never been much of a pancake guy. It’s one of those foods that I just don’t get why people go crazy over them. I mean, they’re okay, I guess. There’s nothing wrong with them. I’m just not their biggest fan. If I’m out for breakfast I’m more inclined to order an omelette or crepes […]

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Burmese Tea Leaf Salad

What makes a good salad? Well, first and foremost, it should be delicious. What’s the point of eating something that doesn’t taste good? Secondly, it also helps if it is healthy. I’ve never understood the “salads” that feature pathetic, wilted lettuce covered in creamy sauces, cheese and bacon. Sure, I love cheese and bacon too, […]

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Chorizo Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pizza

Pizza night. Everyone’s favourite, right? This past Sunday was pizza night for us. Some friends invited us over to watch the season premiere of Mad Men. They provided incredible appetizers, and some Don Draper style drinks (Manhattan’s and Old Fashioned’s), while we decided to make a few homemade pizzas for the occasion. The first was […]

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Curry Butter Chicken with Naan Bread

Curry Butter Chicken with Cumin Crusted Naan Bread

I’ve been a huge fan of Indian food for quite some time. We absolutely love our curries. They are so flavourful and dynamic. The addition of certain spices can completely change and entire dish, in a good way. I’m also a sucker for naan bread. That doughy, chewy, soft goodness that you use as a […]

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Montreal-Style Bagels

Montreal-Style Bagels

Bagels. One of my worst guilty pleasures. Nothing beats a warm, soft, chewy, fresh bagel on a cold morning. When I used to work in the Glebe, my office was next to Kettleman’s. Awesome, right? Well, not so much. Besides the hit my bank account took due to the almost daily bagel sandwiches, I also […]

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Blueberry Orange Scones

Lately, Katie has been taking a stronger interest in spending some time in the kitchen. Since I am the chef of the house, she has taken on the role of baker. Over the last few months she’s tried her hand at everything from macaroons to muffins to bread to almond crescent cookies. I gotta say, […]

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Homemade BBQ Chicken and Portobello Mushroom Pizza

BBQ Chicken & Portobello Mushroom Pizza

It’s the day after Valentine’s day. We’re exhausted. It’s been a crazy few months for us, and finally we have a weekend just to ourselves. After an incredible dinner last night at Beckta, we just wanted to lounge. House of Cards. Sweat Pants. Pizza. Pizza you say? Yes. Homemade barbecue chicken and wild mushroom pizza. […]

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Whole Wheat Six Seed Bread

I love bread. No, not the crap you find the grocery store that is pumped full of preservatives, or “vegetables” as some claim. I mean real, fresh, homemade bread, that is loaded with grains, seeds and other goodness. To get my bread fix I typically grab a fresh loaf from Bridgehead, or indulge myself in […]

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Vietnamese Chopped Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

We love Asian food – Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese – all of it. Traditionally, we make a lot of stir fries and noodle dishes. Lately, however, we’ve been looking for something a bit lighter. A bit healthier. This chopped salad is crunchy, sweet, spicy, healthy, and best of all, satisfying. Vietnamese Chopped Salad 1 head […]

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