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Paska Bread for Easter

Apr 21, 2011

Paska - Easter bread! This Easter bread known as Paska was a tradition in my Mennonite family when I was growing up. Made with flour, yeast, sugar, eggs, milk, and citrus rind and juice, then co…

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Maple Walnut Pie

Apr 10, 2011

Here in Ontario the maple syrup crop has been harvested for another year. Swweeeet! I was lucky to be given a bottle of maple syrup by a neighbour who has family with maple trees on their property. I…

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Here's the forecast for spring: Make a lemon desse ...

Apr 5, 2011

Early spring is not my favourite time of year. The outside temperature rides a perpetual weather roller coaster. Up, down, up, down... It can't decide if it should be warm or cool, or hey, why not bo…

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Dipping Eggs

Mar 28, 2011

The liquid gold yolk of a partially cooked egg is a thing of beauty to many egg lovers! However, soft-cooked (aka soft-boiled) is not the way most of us usually eat our eggs. Sometimes it's because w…

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Ham and Cheese Wrap Recipe

Mar 24, 2011

I've been staring at this recipe all month: the March offering in the 2011 Good Things Grow in Ontario calendar created by Foodland Ontario. The calendar hangs in my office on the bulletin board just…

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mar 18, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies If you've had kids home from school this week because of March Break, and you're looking for something to do together as the week comes to a close, how about bakin…

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Watch and learn how to make poached eggs - and mor ...

Feb 17, 2011

  Do you learn more quickly by being shown how to do something rather than reading or hearing about how it's supposed to be done? If so, cooking videos are a great tool to help you learn new cooki…

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These Valentine's Day brownies are sure to show th ...

Feb 13, 2011

Here's a super-easy way to show your loved ones you care this Valentine's Day. (Please be advised that this suggestion might not quite cut it if the love of your life is anticipating scoring a pair…

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Custard Brulee for Valentine's Day (or whenever)

Feb 11, 2011

û Mmmmm! Soft smooth custard covered with a blanket of crunchy sweetness. No, it's not creme brulee, but definitely a dessert within the same family. The recipe is a family favourite from Andy and B…

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