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Roasted Tomato & Pumpkin Soup

Posted October 17, 2014 by Anonymous

 Happy Friday friends! I have to say I’m pretty relieved it’s the weekend.  This week has been a crazy busy, running-around-like-a-chicken-with-its-head-cut-off kind of week.  After Thanksgiving we jumped right back into life, and the week seemed to go by at warp speed!  And today I’m off to a food blogger conference in Vancouver and I […]

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Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Posted October 16, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s day 3 of my Soup Week!  So far I’ve shared a Cheddar & Ale Chicken Chowder and Turkey Meatball Noodle Soup…are you hungry for soup yet?! Soup is such a fantastic meal during these dark and cold nights.  Soup is comfort food at it’s best, especially when you serve up a bowl with warm […]

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Cooking

Melancholy

Posted October 7, 2014 by Anonymous

“Sometimes you feel sad and you can’t quite put your finger on why. It’s not one acute sorrow that’s eating you. You feel in a way the whole of life calls for tears.”¹ Wanted or unwanted, the sun tilts and the Northern hemisphere shifts to cold.. spaces around me shift with the distancing sun, so too, my […]

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Potato salad.

Posted June 7, 2014 by emvandee

It’s officially summer here in Vancouver, and all I wanna do is eat cold food outside on a hot day. I’m looking forward to a pretty much endless feast of watermelon and pink wine from now until October, and I will not be deterred. Now is not the time for dainty salads or leafy greens. […]

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Books

Something to Read: Blood, Bones and Butter

Posted May 1, 2014 by emvandee

The best chef’s memoir I’ve ever read was Gabrielle Hamilton’s Blood, Bones & Butter. She’s another writer-chef I heard about through Anthony Bourdain on Twitter, and when I looked Gabrielle Hamilton up, it turns out she’s a bad-ass chef with an MFA in Creative Writing (those are my dream credentials) – I pre-ordered the book (hard cover) and paid […]

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