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Decadent Chocolate Chip Cookie Parfait

I didn't make this dessert. My younger sister did. The entire dish was earmarked for her boyfriend. But she loves me enough to let me take a few photographs of the last serving reserved for him. She even provided the martini glass. I love her enough...

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Thai Chicken Kebabs

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480" caption="Thai Chicken Kebabs on Coconut Rice"][/caption] I knew the black raspberry photo session went too well. Having taken a good 40 or so shots, I downloaded the pictures to my computer via my incredibly handy new CF card reader. To do this, I...

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Black Raspberry Shortcake

Look what showed up at the door the other day. A neighbour dropped by with black raspberries picked from her garden. They were tart, firm, full of flavour and very, very black. See...

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Tikka-Style Chicken Kebabs and the World’s Longest Barbecue

Some of you might remember last year's post in which, thanks to a sprained wrist, I cajoled my friends into doing all the work for The World's Longest Barbecue™. Andrew served drinks, my sisters chopped, diced and threaded kebabs and my brother-in-law worked the grill. Me?...

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Pretty snazzy, if I do say so myself. I wouldn't be ashamed to serve these at a fancy garden party. You can almost hear the light jazz in the background. But in reality, this is a simple dip that you can dump in a bowl and...

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Blueberry Frozen Yogurt

Looks can be deceiving. This blueberry-raspberry frozen yogurt looks tasty but was chalky and unpleasant. I ended up letting it melt and pouring it over granola for breakfast. Thinking fresh and simple is best, I'd pureed raspberries and blueberries in the blender with plain yogurt and...

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Garlic Scape and Fresh Herb Pesto

Yesterday I issued a plea for ideas of what to do with garlic scapes. The answers rolled in. I heard from people via Twitter, Facebook, email and the comments section. Thank you all. I was thrilled with your response. Of course, with so many great solutions...

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Dominion Day Raspberry Ice Cream

While the rest of the nation celebrates Canada Day, in our house July 1st is Dominion Day. And Andrew has the t-shirt to prove it. For those who are curious about my husband's patriotic insistence, check out last year's blog post. For those who care about...

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Barbecue Roasted Red Peppers

I'm feeling a tad guilty again. While yesterday's post about roasted garlic got a lot of you excited, it turns out this dish raised a few issues. First, DivaLisa is extremely allergic to garlic. Although she was too polite to say this, I'm pretty sure...

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Barbecue Roasted Garlic

Lesson learned. Don't blog for a few days and family members will phone to check up on you. I'm fine. Really. I haven't succumbed to swine flu, only the temptations of summer. Truth be told, I've been playing hooky with my barbecue — I mean grill. Our...

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