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Two Quick and Easy Apple Recipes

It's been quite the week. Over the weekend I co-hosted a 24-hour playwriting contest for the playwright development centre I'm involved with. While my co-host and I ensured the entrants never ran out of coffee or junk food, a dozen writers pounded out scripts on...

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Double Berry Crumble Squares

She doesn't know it yet, but Julie Van Rosendaal is my new BFF. I loved her Grazing snacks, but the Double Berry Crumble Squares from her book, One Smart Cookie, sealed the deal. Delicious and with only 1/3 cup of butter for the whole pan?...

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Peach Salsa

Birthdays are rather fluid events in my family. We like to celebrate en masse but conflicting schedules often mean we delay festivities until everyone's available. The April birthdays often pile up until they tumble headlong into Easter. September dates have been known to get inched...

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Summer Fest Week 3 – Zucchini Soup

Zucchini is one of those innocuous vegetables that doesn't really stand out. Sure, the small ones can be tender, but the large ones tend to get spongy. Because of the high moisture content and neutral taste —and it's debatable zucchini actually has a taste —...

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Grazing Winner

It seems Dine-O-Matic likes late entries. Last time, Elizabeth from Stevensville slipped her name in with minutes to spare and walked away with prize. This time the winner turned out to be the penultimate entry (and it's not often I can work that word into...

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Summer Fest and Peach Freezer Jam Recipe

To celebrate Summer Fest, a four-week cross-blog celebration, Stephanie Stiavetti and I are swapping posts for the day. This week Summer Fest is all over fruit, and Stephanie and I selected peaches. I have always maintained raspberry is my favourite fruit, but a damned good peach...

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Raspberry Lassi

I know I shouldn't post information like this, but I am not a Breakfast Eater. Please, don't tell me breakfast is The Most Important Meal of the Day. I have read the reports and do not need to be reminded Breakfast Eaters consume fewer calories...

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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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Healthy Snack Ideas

Given a choice, I'd snack on sweets. These donuts, made fresh at the local farmers' market each Saturday, are more than tempting. The only reason I can resist them week after week is that they're not dipped in chocolate. While dark chocolate is relatively low-fat...

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Reader Question — Healthy Snacks

Share and share alike. A while ago I posted about roasted chickpeas. One reader, Jolie from New York City, loved them so much, she wrote to tell me about her caramelized onion variation. I gave her suggestion a whirl and thought the crispy onion pieces...

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