Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Maple Bacon Butter

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Maple Bacon Butter

Everyone knows the amazing string-ability of the spaghetti squash. And I for…

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Everyone knows the amazing string-ability of the spaghetti squash. And I for one have to admit that I have never even considered eating it any other way than roasted and shredded into strands….. Until my roommate said he wanted it cut into pieces and roasted for his birthday.

EAT SPAGHETTI SQUASH ANY OTHER WAY THEN SHREDDED???

Beet, Cherry Tomato and Pea Shoot Salad with Goat Cheese

Beet, Cherry Tomato and Pea Shoot Salad with Goat Cheese

Originally I had intended this recipe to have feta cheese instead of…

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Originally I had intended this recipe to have feta cheese instead of goat cheese but my mom “thought they were the same thing?”. Goat cheese and beets in my opinion always go well together so there was no loss. I also originally intended this recipe to have mint flavour in with the yogurt but by the time I made it to the mint stand they were sold out.

Maple Pecan Pie with Wheat Crust

Maple Pecan Pie with Wheat Crust

Ok, ok I’m only half kidding. For the WBC Family Dinner –…

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Ok, ok I’m only half kidding. For the WBC Family Dinner – Southern Comfort theme, I did pecan pie for dessert. In reality I made 2 different pecan pies. One was a Old Fashioned Pecan Pie and the other was a Maple Pecan Pie with a whole wheat crust. Truthfully, to me and all the guests both pies tasted the same. Or so close to the same that you could hardly tell. Therefore I’ve posted the link to the Old Fashioned Pecan Pie about and I am only listing the Maple Pecan Pie recipe, a) because I like the fact that it uses maple syrup which is bountiful her e in Nova Scotia, and b) because I like that the crust has whole wheat in it – SURE it’s still a pie, but every nutrient counts!

Spinach Salad with Bacon, Smoked Chicken and Hard-boiled Quail Egg

Spinach Salad with Bacon, Smoked Chicken and Hard-boiled Quail Egg

I thought that moving back into the city would make my internet…

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I thought that moving back into the city would make my internet connection better! Out in the country everyone shared the same IP address the the internet was sssllloooowww at peak times. So now I’m back in the city, sharing a connecting wall with a stranger, and my internet is still slooowwwww, only now it’s “fiber-op” – which means what? not too sure except that my roommates are more frustrated that it’s not working, websites still don’t load at peak times, and uploading pics can still be a pain in the you-know-what. That being said – last night I uploaded pics for 10 posts, so my work is cut out of me! This recipe uses quail eggs, and more info will follow about them shortly!

Sweet and Tangy Brussel Sprout Slaw with Almonds and Crispy Leek Roots

Sweet and Tangy Brussel Sprout Slaw with Almonds and Crispy Leek Roots

I think that everyone has a hard time living with root vegetables.…

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I think that everyone has a hard time living with root vegetables. Sure, everyone likes potatoes, and everyone likes SOMETHING, carrots, beets, turnips, but not everyone likes everything. Even worse, it’s hard to find hardly ANY local produce in the grocery stores, and the selections often isn’t that inspiring. This is a beautiful, colorful winter salad, that brightens up any plate and can be combined with any winter vegetables you happen to have around.

Butter Pecan Tarts with a Rolo Surprise

Butter Pecan Tarts with a Rolo Surprise

My new roommate must feel like he’s died and gone to heaven.…

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My new roommate must feel like he’s died and gone to heaven. He keeps saying so you can make (insert random food here)? And the answer always is yes! Last week he was craving butter pecan tarts. As we were sitting there thinking and talking about it, I thought, why not Butter Pecan Tarts with Rolo centers? And a legend was born.

Roasted Turkey with Maple and Herb Butter with Gravy

Roasted Turkey with Maple and Herb Butter with Gravy

I had a hard time getting into the Christmas meal this year.…

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I had a hard time getting into the Christmas meal this year. Usually I begin planning it weeks in advance and go over every detail in my head and spend a week sourcing the best products. This year I just couldn’t get into it. I have a deal with my mom that “she pays for the dinner and I cook”. Meaning she houses the dinner and used to cook it – but now I send her a list and she buys everything, and I show up and cook. It’s a win-win,