Quick pickled onions with Thanksgiving leftovers in mind.

Red Onion

Thanksgiving is great. Love it. Thank you, America. Especially for the sweet potato bake. But I’m not going to lie – I might actually enjoy the leftovers more than the dinner.

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Bourbon Cranberry Sauce and thankfulness and puppies!

Cranberries

What are you thankful for this year? That’s the question on the table today. Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup and Not Worrying.

Pumpkin

Things advertisers in my inbox think I need that I didn’t think I needed before I saw the advert, and now I’m not so sure: Continue reading

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Oozing pus chocolate cupcakes and a Rotarian Halloween

Oozing Pus Chocolate Cupcake

One Halloween when my husband was a teenager, he was picked to perform in a Murder Mystery night hosted by the local Rotary Club. “It was themed around classic Halloween characters – Dracula, Frankenstein, a Ghost. Someone got murdered, and the Rotarians had to guess who dun it.”

“So it was an undead murder mystery?” I checked.

“Yes,” said Jon, as though this did not strike him as odd.  Continue reading

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Penne with Pumpkin and sage breadcrumbs

Pumpkin

So the big news is … My sister got engaged!! To Matt, the extremely lovely man she’s been dating since University. Happy doesn’t even begin to cover it really. It’s just good good news, happening to people who deserve to have their love celebrated in a Big Way. Continue reading

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Birthday Cheesecake

Birthday cheesecake illustration for baked cheesecake recipe

I suppose birthdays are the ideal time to take stock and make plans, assess progress, plan change etc. A time to get honest about what we want from life, and what we’re deluding ourselves about. Continue reading

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Sweater Weather, Unlikely Nudists and Chicken Parmigiana Stew

Chicken

This, from Jeanmarie, who heard it from a man she met on a windy train platform on her commute into the city one early morning.

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Shred and Burn and Minestrone Soup

Kale

If you like to eat food as much as I do, then it’s probably a good idea to put trainers on every so often and run like you’re being chased. Continue reading

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Lime-Spritzed Skirt Steak for Drama Tolerance

Skirt Steak

Jon and I have been together since we were 19, and in all that time, he has been dramatic precisely 3 times, and all for good reason: moving countries, changing jobs. Continue reading

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Pina Coladas to take advantage of the joys of summer

Pina Colada for summer

So the mystery of how the mosquitoes were getting into the apartment in the first place was solved when I was taking a shower, watching one buzz purposefully up to the window screen, then continue, undeterred, straight through the mesh of the mosquito screen.

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