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Garbage in My House is the Mother of Invention

So I have a vice I’m not particularly proud of: soda. I drink a lot of it. Mostly because the hours I work are weird and without the sweet kiss of caffeine and high fructose corn syrup I’d be a zombie. This leads to a lot of plastic soda bottles. Now you can be a […]

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Ladyguides

Shadenators Part Deux!

Last week, I started a list of plants that tolerate shade, and this is the second of a small series I’ll do regarding growing things in less than sunny conditions. (Many of these crops and tricks can be used in container gardening as well!) Remember, you need at least 3-6 hours of sunlight a day. Or dappled […]

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Veg*

Recipe Review: Curried Coconut Lentil Soup

This week I am trying something new. Instead of posting one of “my own” recipes (in quotation marks because I know I did not come up with them out of the blue, I’ve just been making them for so long that they are probably nothing like the original source material that I’ve forgotten by now […]

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Food

Lamb and Lentil Stew

Last week, the sky opened up and released buckets of snow that it had apparently been holding on to since sometime in November. In short, it was freakin’ cold outside. But I know how to conquer the cold weather when it hits: with stew! I make stew (and most other things) using a very imprecise cooking […]

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Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity: Tuna and Chips Casserole

I was feeling particularly wintery this weekend and winter is a good time for casseroles. Cold, damp westcoast winters make me want to bundle up in my warmest, wooliest sweater, wrap myself in two more blankets, and eat piping hot foods until February.

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Food

Turkey Pot Pie

Now that Halloween is over, American Persephoneers are probably turning their thoughts to the turkey feast that is Thanksgiving, and the inevitable leftover pile-up in its wake. But there is hope. My dear American neighbours, I am Canadian and I had my Thanksgiving weeks ago. I can guide you in the ways of leftover use […]

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Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity Monday: Green Pea Ring (Vegetarian “Friendly”)

I know this will come as a shock to many of you, but I am not perfect. [Insert astonished gasps here.] Now that you’ve had a moment to recover your senses, please allow me to tell the tale of my most recent failure”¦

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Morbid Curiosity

Morbid Curiosity Monday: Curried Tuna and Peas

This recipe isn’t awful, per se, but there are elements to it that are consistent with many of the mid-century casserole dishes I’ve come across. Take tin of tuna, add some frozen peas to it, and mix in can of mushroom soup, and voila!, you’ve got dinner!