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My Top Heritage Recipes

My Top Heritage Recipes

After a busy month of recipe-testing, talking to food historians and tracking down the origin story of recipes and ingredients, these were the recipes that were the cream of the crop! Thanks for tuning in and sharing your own family recipes; what an amazing privilege…

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Heritage recipes: Grand-maman Roy’s Molasses Cookies

Heritage recipes: Grand-maman Roy’s Molasses Cookies

It’s heritage recipe month on Information Morning, and I’m looking for your favourite family recipes and stories! Today I featured these incredibly delicious cookies, made with a recipe sent to me by Diane Mercier-Allain: “My grandmother was an excellent cook. She made wonderful molasses cookies…

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Send us your family’s best recipe!

Send us your family’s best recipe!

Starting today, I’m looking for your best family recipes! The idea was inspired by an Information Morning listener who suggested we celebrate February’s Heritage Week by cooking classic dishes from across the region. So, in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, every Thursday I’ll bring you…

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Where to eat in Vancouver now

Where to eat in Vancouver now

My little family spent March in Vancouver, where we played with friends, enjoyed an early spring and ate and drank so many amazing things. I’ve been asked by quite a few people where they should go to eat now. And while the scene is far…

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Putting the “sour” in sourdough

Putting the “sour” in sourdough

A couple weeks back I was lucky enough to shadow Heather and Darcy from Gagetown Fruit Farms, who showed me around their facility and walked me through the magic of how they make their sourdough. I’m not going to share any of their proprietary secrets,…

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Back to school, and back on the air

Back to school, and back on the air

Today was my first day back on the radio machine, and it was so fun to hang out with Terry for the first time in six months. Look what I made in the meantime! Geez, time flies. To celebrate (?) the first day of school…

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Freezer meals (and farewell for now!)

Freezer meals (and farewell for now!)

This is my last segment before becoming a mom, and the one piece of advice I’ve gotten more than almost any other is the importance of having easy meals ready to go in my freezer. So over the past few months I’ve been stocking up…

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Snack attack!

Snack attack!

When it comes to snacking, why do we feel pressure to choose between healthy (ie. veggie sticks) and tasty (ie. salt and vinegar potato chips) options? I, for one, love snacking, particularly when I’m writing at my desk for long periods of time. Plus, I’m…

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Adventures in slow cooking

Adventures in slow cooking

After years of trying to cram my then-boyfriend, now-husband’s slow cooker into tiny kitchens, I forced him to sell it before we moved to Fredericton. It wouldn’t be too harsh to say that I hated that giant red machine. He loved slow-cooked stews and after-work…

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Bone broth: the newest superfood?

Bone broth: the newest superfood?

Call me late to the party, but this week I’m talking about one of 2015’s hotly anticipated food trends, which is, believe it or not: bone broth. This week I served up a beef bone broth, based on a New York Times recipe, made with…

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