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Fusilli with Mandarins and Basil

Before coming across this recipe in Jack Monroe‘s book, I would never have thought of pairing pasta with mandarins. (There’s no need to tell you again how much I like Jack’s book. 461 more words


Eat This: Oven Dried Tomatoes

Although we are growing tomatoes in our container garden and we have been picking them off slowly (and usually devouring them raw with a salad or a la carte over the sink), we haven’t had such a tremendous bounty that we have needed to find ways to use them or preserve them. 321 more words


Every night is a deck night

My Deck.  My haven and heaven.  Once Memorial day rolls around every year The Deck is in full swing.  Each night torches filled with mosquito zapping oil are lit. 441 more words


Oh, hello there.

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
-Mary Oliver

I had, in fact, planned on reviving this blog around this month last year. 194 more words


Amelia at 6 months

I knew I wasn’t going to be very active on my blog during my maternity leave. I knew the year would fly by! But I didn’t think it would go by with only 2 posts! 31 more words


Italian Bean Pasta Salad

Here’s a fantastic summer salad that’s loaded with nutrition plus flavour! You’d expect no less from Canada’s Rose Reisman, author of 17 cookbooks and promoter of healthy eating. 219 more words