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Winter has arrived in Ottawa.  And looking out the window at the blowing snow,  preparing a big pot of warming soup seems like the right thing to do for today, tomorrow and some for the freezer. I have prepared the original version of Soupe au Pistou before but this time it is more special to […]

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. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.  Eggs. Eggs. Eggs.  So versatile for every meal of the day.  A few weeks ago, I was so excited to be invited by  Food & Farm Care Ontario to take a tour of Burnbrae Egg Farms, in Lyn, Ontario, a short drive from Ottawa. Farm & Food Care is a wonderful […]

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Lately, I’ve seen a lot of recipes with pulled pork and pulled brisket for sandwiches, sliders and even tacos. Well, I don’t eat pork and I’m not a big beef-eater but I do like chicken a lot, so I started researching pulled chicken recipes. I guess shredded meats is the way to go this year.  […]

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  It was a pleasant surprise to receive the notification that my previous post of Mediterranean Lentil Pasta Salad with Goat Cheese was my 100th published post since I began SpiceWife in January 2013.  Wow, 100 posts in three and a half years.  It certainly has been fun to explore new recipes, try new ingredients […]

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Another wonderful salad for a summer’s day.  I love one bowl meals and this salad includes all the components to meet my needs:  Green lentils and goat cheese for protein, pasta for carbs, and lots of colourful vegetables. For those of you who would like to include more vegetarian meals into your diet, 2016 has […]

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Beets were something I avoided growing up.  My mom used to buy the bottled beet borscht for both her and my dad; never fresh, only bottled.  I tried it, hated it and had not attempted to buy them or eat them for years.  In more recent history, another taste of red beet borscht was made […]

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Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and tried something so delicious that you wanted to make it at home?  This recipe is from one of those situations.  Ordered a delicious mango salad last weekend and I wanted to emulate it….immediately! Mangos are a delicious tropical fruit, sometimes a bit of a challenge to prepare […]