Gluten-Free Vegan Focaccia

September 24, 2010
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No gluten, no dairy, no eggs, no corn, no sugar, no citrus, no soy, no red meat, no shellfish, no peanuts. That was (part) of the list of what my parents started off with when they began their elimination diet a few weeks ago. I knew they would eat. In fact, they would eat well. […]

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Maple Date Squares

September 13, 2010
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I don’t know about where you are, but fall is in the air here. Leaves are redistributing across lawns, ever so slowly. They’re developing brilliant yellow and deep auburn hues before beginning their final plummet to the ground. Some are clinging to their greens the way in which a 3 year old clings to their […]

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Almond-Maple Rice Pudding

September 7, 2010
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With school starting, each day is both filled with the rush of memories and extremely new and unknown. Arriving at school, we all leisurely came in to get our timetables. They were filled with familiar (and not-so familiar) names, and were quickly compared to anyone near. Do you have Math first? No I have English. […]

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On books and magic moments

August 31, 2010
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In a few days I start my last year of high school. I will officially be in grade twelve as soon as I pick up my books, get my timetable and have my ID card photo taken. Truly though, this final year started the moment that grade eleven finished. The second I took my report […]

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Vanilla Rooibos Ice Cream & Brown Butter Cake

August 27, 2010
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It’s daring baker’s time again.  Oh yes.  This month, my dear friend Elissa is hosting (double-hosting, actually!), so I knew that it would be good.  Although we weren’t over the moon about the finished baked alaska, I fell in love with ice cream.  I may have only given my family a spoonful of the two […]

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Plum Quinoa Cake

August 25, 2010
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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. In the case of this cake, it couldn’t be truer. We had a huge bag of gorgeously ripe plums, begging to spill their juices. Mom and I were going to a food blogger potluck the next day, so I had to make something that night. We […]

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Baking with Cheryl

August 20, 2010
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The clouds stared down. I threw on a rain jacket just in case. With my backpack filled to the brim with flours and a never-touched-gluten rolling pin, I was off. Cheryl and I were going to bake. Weeks ago, we discovered that we lived only a handful of blocks apart, so a baking date was […]

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Kitchen Flops and Disasters

August 16, 2010
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We’ve all been there. A cake that didn’t set. A bread that masqueraded brilliantly well as a rock. A sweet that was missing sugar. Maybe it was our mistake, maybe it was the recipe’s fault, but either way, they happen. They mark our memories, rearing their heads to teach us lessons and give us more […]

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Gluten-Free Pierogi

August 14, 2010
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Oh yes.  Gluten-free pierogi.  This recipe was so well-loved by my family that I made it twice in 3 days.  I rolled some thicker, some thinner, and it all went together flawlessly.  The taste was even better.  Everyone enjoyed them and my brother’s voice fell in the way only a fourteen-year-old boy’s can when I […]

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Playing with Your Food

August 11, 2010
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When conjuring up images of playing with my food, I inevitably think of someone aimlessly twirling their fork or a toddler sitting in a high chair with strands of spaghetti worming out of his clutched hands as he eats it for the first time. The sauce that ends up all over, on his face, forehead, […]

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