Cocoa Bean The Vegetable

collaboration, recipe, sweet

French Shortbread: Sablés Bretons

Disclaimer: I was invited to an event at Épicerie Brimbelle in order to learn more about their products and was provided with a small sampler. I was not compensated financially for this feature, and all recipes, wording and opinions are entirely my own. With the holiday season fast (too fast!!) approaching, our holiday baking plans are  ...

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giveaway, main dish, recipe, vegetable

Chorizo and Chicken Paella

Disclaimer: Thank you to The Little Potato Company for sponsoring this blog post! All wording, recipes and opinions are entirely my own. Paella is a dish I absolutely love. The crispy bits of rice, the abundance of well-seasoned seafood, and of course the generous dose of spices. This Chorizo and Chicken Paella is nothing short of delicious  ...

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recipe

3-ingredient Dog Biscuits

First off, let me make this clear. The dog in these photos, Saxo, is not mine. But he has been living with me for the past three months. He actually belongs to my parents-in-law, and for the short version of the story, we’ve been taking care of him! And, because he isn’t mine, I get to spoil him. I take him on long walks in the  ...

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recipe, snack, sweet

Ground Cherry and Pistachio Hand Pies

Ground cherries are completely under-appreciated. You would probably recognize them for their natural paper-encasing, beautifully tuliped to protect the fruit inside. Peel back that papery shell and you will find a golden round bulb that tastes a bit like a pineapple but with the texture of a tomato. Are you curious yet? I love snacking on  ...

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review

Agrotourism in Rougemont, Quebec

Supporting local farmers and eating locally-grown food are things I love doing and advocating for, both because of the reduced environmental impact but also because I think local produce just tastes better. So when Melissa from ‘Round Table Tours, encouraged me to participate in their first Agrotourism trip, guided by nutritionist Julie  ...

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Carrot Top Pesto & Spiraled Zucchini

Disclaimer: Hamilton Beach provided me with their 3-in-1 Spiralizer in order to conduct this review. All words, recipes and opinions are entirely my own.   Carrot tops don’t get nearly the attention they deserve. For years, I used to chop off the leafy greens that crowned the root and throw them away. That is, until I discovered you  ...

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recipe, sweet

Raspberry Crown (Birthday) Cake

I love celebrating birthdays, especially milestone ones! My friend Emma recently turned thirty, and for her special day I made this Raspberry-Crowned Birthday Cake, complete with cocoa layers, a cream cheese icing, and a raspberry crown to add colour and height. Not only is it beautiful, it slices very easily when cold, ensuring no one is  ...

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