Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries

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I have been food blogging for almost a year now and in that time I have bought so many plates, bowls, trays, cups, etc. that I wanted for photos. In our storage area, under the stairs in the basement, I have started to fill up a shelf with so many single dishes, placemats, cloth napkins and more! If you are ...

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Ancho Chili Black Bean Refried Beans

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It is going to be a hot week here in Ontario. I dig summertime and hot weather, but this week is going to test even my love of the heat. But really, it is not so much the heat as it is the humidity that bothers me. Already this morning, it feels so sticky outside. Humidity can make it feel ...

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Lemon Roasted Asparagus

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The last couple weeks I have slowed down in my post frequency. I guess life got in the way. LOL. It is funny cause I actually have 5 dishes to post with pictures and everything but have not had the opportunity to write up the posts. This weekend should provide a chance for me to get some of these dishes ...

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Red Amaranth with Bacon and Onions

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I do a lot of my grocery shopping at a local Asian grocery store. It has great selection of items that are not typically available at standard Canadian supermarkets. Among them are vegetables, namely greens. It is quite interesting to see the greens that are popular in different places around the world. Rapini is a common green in Italy Collard ...

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Lemon Roasted Potatoes – Greek Style

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Today is the start of kilometre club at the kid’s school. It is a big day in the life of the school and all three of my kids were up and excited to go before 6am – YIKES! Kilometre club is a program that the physical education teacher at our school initiated to get students active and running. Each morning ...

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Chicken, Cranberry, Pecan and Orzo Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

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My wife is a high school teacher. She regularly amazes me with her gifts and talents. She is dedicated at her job and cares about each student that is in her classroom. She teaches English and every Wednesday, for lunch, the English department has a salad pot luck. All the English teachers, and a few defectors from other departments, are ...

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Mexican Pinto Beans

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Mexican food makes a frequent appearance in our home. At least twice a month we have some form of Mexican cuisine and the other night we had chicken and steak fajitas. I like steak and the rest of the clan prefer chicken. Whether we are having tacos, fajita, tostadas or chimichangas, I always like to have one or two sides ...

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Grilled Vegetable Skewers with a Balsamic Vinaigrette

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The weather over the last few days has been incredible! I know some people who have traveled away from Toronto, heading south to warm weather, only to discover that Ontario is so warm it is breaking records. It has been a perfect March break for the kids. They have enjoyed hours in the backyard, at the park and touring the ...

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Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

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I was shopping in my local Walmart, walking through the local produce section when I spotted something that caused me to have a double-take. In the fresh herb section there were large bunches of fresh curry leaves. I have NEVER seen them before in Walmart. I buy curry leaves often but usually at a great little market called Bombay Bazaar ...

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Smoked Baked Pork and Beans

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I like to smoke all through the winter, but sometimes Canadian winters make it difficult. Once the warm weather comes though, I get the smoker and grill going regularly. We have experienced some wonderful weather over the weekend and the forecast has more warm days to come. This gave me the itch to fire up the Bradley Smoker. I pulled ...

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