Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nanaimo Bars

Last year, my brother packed up and moved to the US from Canada for school, much like his big sister did 5 short years ago. Although Canada isn’t too far, we both quickly learned some quirky differences in cuisine and terminology. One … Continue reading

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CSA Week 12

Last week got away from me! We have some big things brewing in our personal lives so I’ve been a little preoccupied lately. Grammy’s Nanaimo bar recipe may have to wait another few days… Thankfully I did have a chance … Continue reading

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CSA Week 11

So much for my sugar fast. Last week I received a package from my grandmother full of recipes. Apparently my love of baking is genetic (and what a delicious gene it is!). Now that I’ve had a chance to try it, … Continue reading

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Sugar Cube Skulls

Some time ago, Doug came across a photo of some adorable skull-shaped sugar cubes being sold on Etsy. When he electronically expressed his delight, I immediately replied “We can totally make those.” And then we did. Simply mix 1/4 cup of … Continue reading

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CSA Week 10

We are in full tomato season and I’m loving it! There is nothing quite like a fresh, local tomato in August. The juicy sweetness with an understated acidity, juicy and glowing and endlessly versatile. Growing up my Dad always had … Continue reading

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CSA Week 9

Friday night I turned on my laptop and let out a shriek. My computer was *broken* and error messages were piling up higher than the dealer’s deck in a failed game of solitaire. Immediately I clicked through to repair the issues… … Continue reading

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Cucumber Hummus Bites

If your workplace is anything like mine, when pot luck time comes around everyone brings their go-to dish. We know who will be bringing the chips and salsa, the curried chickpeas, and the cupcakes. That last one usually falls to me, … Continue reading

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