Category Archives: party time

healthy flavorful meal ideas chicken breast

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Where do I start? That was the question facing, or rather haunting me, to be dramatic- (me, dramatic? jamais!) as I set out to delve once more into my blog.

A lot has happened in the past year! I finally got my visa and two days later a job landed in my lap. We traveled read more

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oven dried tomatoes

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Have you seen the Netflix documentary series “Chef’s Table“? In short, you should.

Stylistically it’s brilliant, and completely unexpected in it’s depth and insight into creative thinking both from a film-making and culinary point of view. read more

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English food blogs in France

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.”
Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

Change. It can be a cause for celebration. A turning point. A jumping read more

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ecuadorian ceviche appetizer

ceviche bites

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The food I grew up on was anything but exotic. When people here ask me “So what is typical Canadian food?” I hesitate. “Um… we use a lot of potatoes?” Which I know is a lame response, but if I describe the food Canadians eat, I know the answers 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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sweet spicy baked brie recipe

ground cherry and walnut baked brie

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I do not like the circus. I find the whole thing terrifying. I don’t like the fact that it is a traveling spectacle, for one thing. I don’t know, something about that just feels unsettling. I did get the chance to sit on an elephant read more

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