Category Archives: make your own

things we could (and often do) buy but are so much better homemade!

easy homemade fruit juice recipe

delicious homemade fruit juice

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Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night over some feeling or thought you just couldn’t shake? Or worse yet, have you ever been so gripped by that nagging thought that sleep itself eluded you? Such was my recent plight. And the thought that so powerfully read more

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strawberry jam recipe

strawberry jam

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I was sitting in my friend’s apartment in Montreal, chatting with the girls about the many bridal showers, baby showers, and other opportunities for gift giving around the corner. It’s not that we weren’t excited for all these upcoming happy occasions, read more

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homemade lemon curd recipe

lemon curd

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“We love you like we love lemons.” So said a card to a very special family we said goodbye to in Mexico; a family we had bonded with for their sense of humor, their sense of balance, and their sense of good food. A mutual love we share? Lemons.

Lemons and I read more

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roasted garlic hummus recipe

roasted garlic hummus

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As I was putting together an assortment of snacks for an evening’s gathering, I got to thinking about the first time I made my own hummus.

It was a cold winter’s day in Montreal. I had recently moved in with my new roommate, a fun and hilarious Québécoise read more

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spicy avocado mayonnaise sauce recipe

spicy avocado sauce

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I love condiments. I do. Relish, hot sauce, read more

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jalapeno hot sauce recipe

jalapeño hot sauce

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13 days. Wow that’s awkward. Let me explain.

We moved. Again. Yes, I should be totally used to it. I should be like a well-oiled machine. I should be like Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music who decisively yanks her homemade dresses from the closet, crams them into her read more

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marinated artichokes

marinated artichokes

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Artichokes. The very mention of them used to send a ripple of fear through my body. When I would pass them in the market in Montreal I couldn’t help but approach and reach out to pick one up, then my terror would take over as I zoomed in on those pointy tips and read more

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ground cherry jam recipe

ground cherry jam

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There’s something about ground cherries that makes my heart beat just a little bit faster. Now, I am saying that as if I do not actually know what it is that causes this to happen. Let me come clean right off the bat: I know exactly why this happens. The story read more

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pickle relish recipe

homemade pickle relish

adapted from Gourmet

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When I used to hear the words South and America, images of sunshine, hammocks and frozen drinks under palm trees immediately came to mind. Then I actually moved to South America. Low and behold, like any other continent, climate and atmosphere read more

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homemade corn chips

easy homemade totopos

Last year, my husband and I spent two months in Mexico. When we got back home and were showing pictures from our trip to our friends, we noticed that pictures of food were dominating all else! Mexico is such an inspiring place for food lovers to visit. There read more

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