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October 2012

  • Lentils and Vegetables Soup

     
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    For lunch a few weeks ago, we found a little trendy cafe on a busy pedestrian street in Luxembourg City, close to the centre. It was a quiet convivial space, just us, another guest, with a few staff milling about.
    We had the mushroom ravioli with creamy tomato basil … Continue Reading...

  • Chickpea and Salsa Bruschetta

     
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    Boy, am I glad the weekend is here.
    This week almost broke my will; I had so much going on while all I wanted to do was crawl into bed and never get up.
    I think I may be coming down with a cold, or worse, the flu. Not … Continue Reading...

  • Spiced Applesauce Cake with ‘Buttercream’ Frosting

     
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    “It’s a pretty season, fall in Vancouver” – I hadn’t given it much thought until someone mentioned it today. Reddish and golden hued foliage, bright autumnal sun and the bluest skies, cooling temperatures and the start of snow on the mountains…
    I used to regard fall with a bit … Continue Reading...

  • Lentils with Roasted Okra and Carrots

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    I have this memory from childhood of walking with my father as a plane flew directly over us, and getting this prickly sensation, a restless feeling that I needed to be someplace else.
    I get this feeling every so often; the sound of a car passing at night invokes yearnings … Continue Reading...

  • Spiced Apple Pie

     
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    All I’ve done since I’ve been back is sleep, because all it’s done is rain.
    I took a nap at two in the afternoon on my first day back and didn’t wake up until midnight, I don’t know where this weekend went, and I couldn’t tell you what I … Continue Reading...