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Pasta with shrimp scampi


What a crazy week! Days filled with overtime and errands, gatherings and cleaning binges—by week’s end, I could scarcely find the energy to cook. But then I remembered my old standby: pasta with shrimp scampi.

You may want to keep this one up your sleeve for those nights when you are too exhausted and broke to make anything except boxed macaroni and cheese. Continue reading

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Lemony, Greek-style chicken


Can you handle this?

By now you will have undoubtedly noticed that I love two things: lemon and garlic. So it comes as no surprise that I have made them the stars of this delicious roasted chicken. With Mediterranean food on the brain, I wanted to make something that I could use multiple ways.

The bright, tart taste of lemon, zesty punch of garlic, and Greek herbs are a match made in heaven! Continue reading

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Spicy chicken skewers


Pretty amazing, I know.

There is something about the summer that makes people ravenous for barbecue. I don’t know if it’s the warm sunshine or the antsy feeling of being caged in during the winter months, but the idea of grilling anything turns me into the kind of crazy similar to those women who go crazy for sample sale wedding dresses.

So I decided to riff. It was my cousin’s baby shower this past weekend and I could think of only one thing to make: chicken skewers with an Asian/Mediterranean/Mexican twist. I had a foolproof trio of flavours in mind and an itch to get back in the food-making game. Continue reading

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Lemon Yogurt Cake


Light as air lemon cake.

Easter brought me a lot of things this year: a food coma courtesy of my mom’s amazing cooking (what she calls “lunch”, most people call “three lunches”), $15 worth of Cadbury Mini Eggs and a weekend full of baking.

Already having made the now-famous quinoa chocolate cake (seriously–it tastes like a Two Bite Brownie!), the next obvious progression was to make something sweet and light. Cue my citrus obsession: Ina Garten’s yogurt lemon cake. It’s lush with lemon flavour, though not too intense, and replete with drizzles of tart, citrusy glaze. Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Scones


Baked clouds of sweet citrus & tart cranberry.

It looks as though Spring is finally turning up by way of warm, dry afternoons and incredibly gorgeous, sunshine-filled weekends. When I think of the seasons getting warmer I instantly turn to citrus fruits: their colours, scents and flavours jolt the senses out of a wintery rut. Continue reading

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