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Sunchokes, 3 ways!

Sunchokes, 3 ways!

What are these rustic looking things? Reminds me of ginger root but far far from it. They are sunchokes. They go by a few different names, like, sunroot, wild sunflower, topinambur, or earth apple. Facts about Sunchokes👇👇 ➞ Its a tuber aka root vegetable ➞ They are lower on the GI scale than potatoes. ➞…

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By Karen, March 24, 2022
The Legacy of Mr Cooper’s Pies

The Legacy of Mr Cooper’s Pies

I’m absolutely elated to be talking to you about Mr Cooper’s Pies today, a fabulous Canadian English Meat Pie Company locally handcrafted in Steveston Village. Let me just tell you, these pies have an amazing backstory that you won’t forget! Let’s get into it. Mr. Cooper’s Pies History Backed by a long and deep English…

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By Karen, February 10, 2022
Red Velvet Brownies

Red Velvet Brownies

This blog is sponsored by City Avenue Market Love is in the air and so is the smell of the freshly baked red velvet brownies!! With cream cheese icing! Complete with sprinkles! Here’s some fun facts about Valentine’s  Did you know…. Valentine’s Day didn’t become a romantic holiday until the 14th century.   Did you know…….

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By Karen, February 2, 2022
Lentil + Sweet Potato Stew

Lentil + Sweet Potato Stew

This blog is sponsored by City Avenue Market We’re starting off this new year with cold weather and that pretty white stuff falling from the sky! Let’s get some hardy lentil and sweet potatoes stew in our bellies! There is nothing I want more than to jump back onto the couch in front of the fire with…

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By Karen, January 7, 2022
Spicy Gingerbread Loaf

Spicy Gingerbread Loaf

This blog is sponsored by City Avenue Market Can you hear it? Better yet, can you smell it? I sure can! The Christmas baking has commenced in many households, including mine, and very possibly yours as well!! Cinnamon + ginger, shortbread cookies fresh out of the oven. I can smell all the gorgeous sweetness in…

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By Karen, December 1, 2021
Get to know Quesava!

Get to know Quesava!

On a trip to Brazil, Frances, the female founder of “Quesava,”  felt inspired to create a local product that reflected a local Brazilian recipe called “Pao De Queijo,” a traditionally gluten-free recipe made with Cassava flour, a mix of cheeses, eggs and milk. It all started in 1999 when the company came to life right…

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By Karen, November 23, 2021
Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Glazed Pumpkin Scones

Did you know that pumpkin scones came from Australia?  Before you send me a DM; I want to clarify that scones themselves originated in Scotland. Are we good now?  Pumpkin was introduced to Australia by the First Fleet back in 1788.  Pumpkins especially liked it up in the Queensland region, Queensland even have their own…

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By Karen, November 3, 2021
Garlicky Spaghetti Squash

Garlicky Spaghetti Squash

Hands up for stews, braised beef, mashed potatoes, turkey dinners (Thanksgiving is this weekend), spaghetti + meatballs oh, and hearty soups! ME! Then hands up for a comfort food that’s not full of sauce! Me also! How about you? October is the month the comforts ramp up for me.  For example, I am wrapped in…

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By Karen, October 6, 2021
The Fall Classic, Apple Crisp

The Fall Classic, Apple Crisp

Here we go! The apples are abundant and this apple crisp recipe is super delicious! The buttery oat topping that interlaces with cinnamon, cloves + nutmeg.  Oh my gosh, I can smell it!  So many favourite recipes to make with fresh BC Apples.  Let me name a few – apple pie, apple tarts (maybe add…

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By Karen, September 1, 2021
Spreading the Love!

Spreading the Love!

When it comes to the food industry, there’s a LOT that I remain inspired by, from my fellow foodies to their companies and their stories. And because of their inspiration and ability to pave the way, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am extremely honoured to announce that I am on the judging…

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By Karen, August 9, 2021
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