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easy recipe: pear crisp

the recipe is directly from kraft.ca and i only modified it slightly (used less sugar, more lemon, omitted whipped cream). we were recently gifted a basket full of beautiful home-grown organic pears, fresh off the tree. it’s nice to go shopping … Continue reading

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do you toss your cookies?

when they burn? when i go to the trouble of baking cookies, and go through the anticipation of serving fresh cookies warm from the oven, i’m horribly disappointed when something goes wonky with my oven (because it couldn’t possibly be … Continue reading

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recipe: perfect popcorn popped in a pot in under 5 minutes?

mmm, popcorn. can i make a bowl of popcorn without using a microwave, in less than five minutes? let’s see… gather my ingredients. do some gentle stretching (spandex optional). ready, set, go! i pour oil into pot, just enough to … Continue reading

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oregano blossoms on my pizza

i mentioned 16 things to do with herbs before, and the list has now grown to 25 things, thanks to all of your suggestions! i went away for a couple of days, and my oregano plants carried on without me. … Continue reading

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recipe: easy strawberry and rhubarb freezer jam, with a side of ‘O Canada!’

the idea of making jams and preserves used to scare me. but i started with easy recipes and techniques borrowed from friends and family, and worked my way up. this freezer jam is about as simple as it gets… ingredients: … Continue reading

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