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Oeufs en Cocotte (Eggs en Cocotte)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And what would a good breakfast be without the eggs?! But, I don’t know about you, I often get sick of eating the same old omelettes, sunny side up, hard boiled and scrambled eggs. I like to mix it up and find interesting ways to cook my eggs. I picked up a few cocottes a couple months ago while shopping at the St. Lawrence Market (what else is new?!). They’re these cute, little black dishes that look like miniature Dutch ovens. I originally got them for my Brussels sprout mac and…

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One of my fondest childhood memories is of my mother’s homemade coconut ice cream. Mmmmmmm. She would make it for special occasions, like the holidays, and even my cousins would put in requests for it whenever they visited. But while I loved my mother’s homemade ice cream, I absolutely haaattteddd the process of making it. Whisking the ingredients, then warming the milk, then tempering, then thickening, then chilling, then churning, then freezing, and then finally serving! It just seemed like such a laborious task involving an inordinate amount of steps. I couldn’t stand waiting for the end product, not to…

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Orecchiette with sausage, rapini and grana padano
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Orecchiette with Sausage & Rapini

If you’re a pasta-lover and you missed the carbs from last week’s eggplant lasagna recipe, then you’re going to love this one! Since I haven’t yet made a pasta for the blog, I knew I wanted to start with one of my favourites: orecchiette with sausage and rapini. This is one of my absolute favourite pasta dishes, second only to carbonara (which I will attempt to make one day, when I muster the courage). Because of its shape, this pasta is called “orecchiette” which means “small ears” in Italian. And, just like its meaning, this dish is EAR-resistible (sorry, but…

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I loooooooovvvvveee lasagna! I just don’t (always) love all the carbs that come with it. Lasagna reminds me of my childhood, and I remember getting all giddy with excitement every time my mother would make it! It was always such a treat! But, even though it’s one of my favourite comfort foods, it’s not a dish I find myself eating a lot now because it can be so heavy. I mean, the point of a good lasagna is layers and layers of ooey gooey, cheesy goodness, right?! However, if I ate it too often, my waistline would surely expand! Solution:…

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Thumbprint Cookies with Niagara Golden Plum & Lavender Jam

I never knew how easy it was to make thumbprint cookies till this past weekend. A couple weeks ago, I went with my friends, Isabelle and Rosa, to Kitten and the Bear. While I’d been several times, KATB is a place I would always happily return to! It’s the cutest, little artisanal jam and preserve shop. With only 2 tables in the whole place, you can enjoy their jam and tea service with a friend or two in an intimate atmosphere. It’s also owned by a husband and wife duo who are super passionate about what they do, and that’s…

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6 Summer Recipes You Need To Try from Female Foodies

Labour Day has come and gone, but I’m refusing to let go of summer just yet! We still technically have another two weeks before fall begins. So what better way to let the season live on than in the kitchen with some summer recipes? As you know, I’ve been doing a home food series with a unique recipe each week on the blog. As part of my food series, I want to draw attention to other talented female creatives. As if trying to curate the perfect Instagram feed isn’t hard enough, try creating recipes, cooking the dishes, styling and photographing…

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Challah French Toast with Grilled Nectarines and Plums
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Challah French Toast with Grilled Nectarines and Plums

Today’s the Friday before Labour Day weekend and therefore the perfect time to post this new recipe to the blog! This week’s recipe is for a super indulgent breakfast dish that the whole family can enjoy. My Challah French toast with grilled nectarines and plums is a real treat. And since it’s a long weekend, you’ll technically have one more day to burn off all the calories from eating it, haha! Or just treat yourself without guilt – trust me, you’ll loaf this one! The inspiration for this recipe actually came from leftovers in my fridge! If you follow me…

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This past weekend, we celebrated my husband’s birthday with a bunch of friends at his family’s cottage in Parry Sound, Ontario. We usually go once or twice every summer, and we started making it a tradition to prepare some pretty killer meals while there, rather than just throw hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill! A couple years ago, I made a barbecue pulled pork in the oven. I remember waking up (hungover) on Sunday morning at 7 a.m. to make sure I got the pork in the oven, so it could bake low and slow for hours and hours….

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Coconut Blueberry Popsicles

You would not believe how incredibly easy it is to make your own popsicles at home. In fact, the most difficult part about making popsicles at home is having enough patience to allow them to freeze for long enough! That was certainly the most difficulty I had in making these coconut blueberry popsicles. Ever since my husband and I served ice cream sandwiches and popsicles as a late night snack at our wedding, I’ve been obsessed with popsicles. I feel like I’m cheating on my first love (ice cream). After being inspired by the Happy Pops popsicles at our wedding…

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Brussels Sprout and Pancetta Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the ultimate comfort food – can we all agree?! So, you might be wondering why I’ve decided to post a comfort food recipe in the middle of the summer. Well, if you live in Toronto, then you’ll know how rainy this summer has been. I can’t think of a single week that we’ve had consistently good weather. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I actually need more comfort on rainy summer days than during the winter, when we all expect to have bad weather! So, I reserve a bowl of mac and cheese…

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