Halibut with Mango Salsa & Coconut Rice

Main Dishes, Recipes

As a new mom of two boys, I now ‘get it’.  I finally understand what my friends were saying when they told me that having one kid is like having a pet, but two is like having a zoo. I could write a whole post about this new experience of being pulled in opposite directions but I won’t digress; I’m … View The Post

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Fresh Strawberries & Cream Cake

Desserts & Baking, Recipes

Strawberries and cream cake

I love birthdays.  Ok, maybe not my own, but I love other people’s birthdays.  And it’s my job to make the cake – I don’t know if anyone ever asks me, it’s just a given.  We don’t eat cake very often, but when we do let me tell you, it doesn’t come out of a box.  The truth is that … View The Post

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Garden Italian Meat Sauce

Main Dishes, Recipes

Garden Italian Meat Sauce on rotini

My aunty Becky once told me that there are some things you don’t mess with (ok, she put it a bit more colourfully), and for me, a meat sauce is one of them. I like it to taste like I just stepped into Italy and load it up with heaps of fresh basil from the garden and a healthy dose … View The Post

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Fresh Jam (in 30 minutes)

Breakfast, Recipes

Freezer Jam in 30 Minutes

Jams are typically packed with sugar and lack that fresh fruit taste.  I LOVE freezer jam because you can whip it up in minutes, it has half the sugar of regular jam, and it tastes amazing!  Wow the pants off of your next brunch crowd with a batch of fresh jam.

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