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Harry Potter High Table : Lemony Wonderful Chicken Pot Pie

Is anyone else having a bit of a Harry Potter themed week looking forward to the release of the Fantastic Beasts movie this Friday? With Bea’s birthday just around the corner, you can bet we are! Break out the The Lunchbox Season’s Famous Butter Beer Blondies! We’re also planning on watching the Mudbluds Quidditch documentary […]

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October Nesting : Our Best Easy Boeuf Bourguignon

Oktoberfest? How about October Nesting? That first crisp fall chill always makes me think of the month I spent nesting before Bea was born. Nothing about either of my pregnancies every really struck me as “ordinary,” except for that curious and wonderfully “ordinary” desire to stock the fridge and freezer with several months’ worth of […]

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Ras El Hanout , Our House Recipe

Can it have been that long since our Mediterranean-themed March Break? Last month, I used the last teaspoon of our big-fancy-store-bought Ras el Hanout spice blend. Planning on another Moroccan Tagine for Sunday supper, I went out a whole day early to replace my beloved bottle, only to find that said fancy-shop-in-which-we-can-really-only-afford-the-spices had discontinued production! What was I […]

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Red and Green Supper : Make Bowtie Pasta

This year, I wanted to start a new holiday tradition, a special holiday supper prepared by the whole family and served family style. Today, we’re pulling out all the stops with a red and green meal. We’ll be making homemade Bowtie Pasta three ways : simple, basil lemon garlic [my fave], and spicy sundried tomato. Farfalle for […]

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Deep-Space Pizza Planets [Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Recipe]

This week’s March BreACK! festivities are turning into quite the space party! And no party would be complete without a pizza. Today, we’re putting together one of our favourite feast-pizzas, Chicago-Style Deep Dish, with a bit of a twist. We’ve made them into Pizza Planets with “stars” of sliced Mozzarella Cheese and a few extra […]

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Onion Soup with Lemon Thyme, Lavendar, Cognac and Piave Vecchio

You’re a lucky duck if, when you are sick in the middle of winter, your husband and children bring you two gigantic organic onions from the market. Luckier still, if you happen to have a mini-harvest of lemon thyme in your backyard planters, despite the snow. Lucky in the extreme, if you happen to have a wedge […]

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From Weekday Main to Thanksgiving Side: Stuffed Acorn Squash

We came home from apple picking with a boat load of apples and a couple of choice squash. The beautiful green acorns were the first to go. Talk about Meatless Monday!! We filled those babies with a mix of diced apples, onions, kale, peppers, pistachios and quinoa. And, believe you, me, one half of a stuffed squash was an […]

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What We Ate: The Build-Your-Own Buddha Bowl Bar

Last night, that adults test-drove a dinner menu that has the potential to become a new week-night classic: the Build-Your-Own Buddha Bowl Bar. We cooked up some quinoa, lentils, broccoli, sweet potatoes and kale, and we served each element in a separate dish. Then, we built our own big fat “Buddha Bowls” to taste. Here’s what […]

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