Couscous with Chickpeas, Fennel and Citrus

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Lots of citrus fruits are in season, and this dish was a great way to take advantage. The fennel (which has a more mellow but still slightly licorice flavour when it’s cooked), chickpeas and olives all went well together, so … Continue reading


Peach and Raspberry Crisp

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All year long I wait until these two fruits are in season so I can make this dessert. Nothing tastes more like summer to me than fresh sun-warmed raspberries. The burst of flavour transports me backwards in time to my … Continue reading


Slow Cooker Cranberry – Orange Oatmeal

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Everyone has their own favourite flavour pairing. It might be chocolate and mint or chocolate and orange or chocolate and coffee or chocolate and raspberry or chocolate and nearly anything. One of my favourite pairings—which doesn’t involve chocolate—is cranberry and … Continue reading


Cranberry Orange Loaf

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There are at least six other recipes for quick breads or loaves on this site, so it’s easy to figure out that I like making and eating them. Sweet or savoury, there are a seemingly endless number of recipes for … Continue reading


Pork Tenderloin with Satay Sauce

pork tenderloin with satay sauce, served with rice and stir fried peppers

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Twenty years ago, cooking Thai-inspired food was quite novel and maybe even daring. When I tasted this back then, I couldn’t believe it how different it was. Peanut butter and honey and lime juice? And what’s hoisin sauce? Never heard … Continue reading