Gabor Chocolate – Winter 2014

I wish you could taste these truffles. I took these beauty shots at the Gabor Chocolate Winter Collection launch party.


Coffee Caramel Crispy


I don’t have any recipes for you, but if you imagine really hard you might be able to taste the flavours. There were five inventive combinations. My favourite was the vanilla custard with lemon verbena. The lemon verbena was grown in Gabor’s own garden.


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World Peace Cookies – #FBCOOKIESWAP

A few months ago, I came across The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. Since I love cookies, I eagerly signed up. I would have to bake 3 dozen cookies and in exchange, I would receive 3 dozen cookies in the mail from other food bloggers selected at random. Awesome, right? Of course, when I signed… 

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orange cardamom lassi

Orange Cardamom Lassi

We just moved in to a new live/work studio and cooking has not been a priority. We’ve been eating a lot of toast…and take out. Of course, one of the first things to unpack was my Vitamix. Our new kitchen presents some challenges. The cupboards are small and awkward and counter space is limited. We… 

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I’ve got 99 Problems, but Facebook ain’t one…

Last year, news spread that Facebook had conducted a “Mood Manipulation Experiment”. Although the experiment was legal, the whole thing ticked me off. I’ve lived with depression for most of my life. Many of my nearest and dearest live with mental illness and it’s not a game. Though it is unlikely I was part of… 

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Magazine feature

Eat In Eat Out Magazine Feature

Do you see anything interesting on the cover of this magazine? Right there in the top right corner? See it? Yup! That’s me! I am genuinely thrilled to be featured in the Holiday issue of Eat In Eat Out magazine. The magazine is loaded with great recipes and ideas for the upcoming festive season including… 

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Growing The Blenderist – October Income Report

This is my once a month, super-nerdy post for other bloggers. If you come here for the recipes, you might find this post boring. I’m sorry! This post is all numbers and blog geekery. This post also contains a number of affiliate links.  This is the third month I will be publicizing my blogging income and… 

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Homemade Bitters

Herbalists claim that bitters can aid digestion. That’s cool and everything, but I like them in a Manhattan. If you are the non-drinking type, they add nice flavour to glass of sparkling water. If you are thinking about making some gifts for the holiday season, consider homemade bitters. The hardest part of the process is tracking… 

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Hollyhock Salad Dressing

It’s rare that I share other peoples’ recipes, but this salad dressing is so good you will want to stick a straw in the jar. I served it at a family dinner the other day and everyone had seconds…and thirds. This is a famous recipe that originated at Hollyhock on Cortes Island. I wrote about… 

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Chocolate Pots de Crème with Cardamom

If you are looking for a zero-fuss dessert for a dinner party, look no further. You can whip this up in the morning or the night before. That gives you one less thing to think about while you are entertaining your guests. If you can boil water, you can make this. You don’t even need… 

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Pumpkin Smoothie – Vegan and Paleo

I swore I wouldn’t add another pumpkin recipe the glut. I’m going back on my word because I accidentally ordered 6 HUGE cans of pumpkin puree from my grocery delivery service. I’m drowning in pumpkin and I have to use it up! I recently found out that I have to move and I’ll be damned… 

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Practically Pudding Drinking Chocolate

I’ve been hoarding this recipe away for several weeks. I was waiting for a rainy day, a literal rainy day. The rainy season has come. In Vancouver, that season lasts 9 bazillion months. Boooooooo! My misfortune is your gain because when the weather is crappy, I head straight to the kitchen for comfort. Today’s cup… 

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