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Pasta Bake with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Ricotta Cheese

I have a bad habit of buying eggplants with the best of intentions and then never using them before they start to deteriorate. Every time I open the fridge I guiltily take note of the slow shrivelling that is happening before my eyes. Yes, even the state of my fresh produce causes me anxiety. I […]

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Egg Noodles in a Creamy Caramelized Onion Sauce

This recipe for egg noodles with a creamy caramelized onion sauce is essentially the same as someone wrapping you up in a cashmere blanket and giving you a warm hug. It’s so easy for lazy afternoons when you’ve fallen asleep on the couch in front of the fire, and when you wake up the sky […]

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Rotini with Broccoli and Chillies

I couldn’t tell you why exactly, but I always seem to have a head of broccoli lying around in my fridge. Strong ties to my mom, I suppose, as she always has a head of cabbage in hers. What else do I always have? Dried chillies, garlic, dried pasta, and a big hunk of grating […]

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Bow Ties with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

It’s been a few weeks now since my obsession with jarred roasted red peppers began. I’ve been finding ways to include them in everything, from soup to salsa to this pasta sauce. I like to add freshly roasted sweet peppers to the jarred variety to punch up the pepper flavour, but there’s something so piquantly […]

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Macaroni and Cheese

  Everyone has strong opinions on what constitutes a good macaroni and cheese: the ratios of cheese to milk, the types of cheese, the accent pieces, the topping, etc., etc. At the end of the day it doesn’t really seem to matter, macaroni and cheese will always be ruled by a solid common denominator of […]

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Pasta with Bacon, Zucchini, and Creme Fraiche

There are some nights when nothing will calm the stresses of your day except fat and carbs, nothing but a warm bowl of pasta covered in the comforting flavours of bacon, creme fraiche, and softly cooked zucchini. When I get home from work and it’s cold and raining I feel an instant need to have […]

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Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Greens and Bacon

This whole wheat spaghetti with greens and bacon is the happy result of an experiment in emptying out my fridge. Thanksgiving is fast approaching and I’ll need a near empty fridge for groceries; I’m hosting a dinner for 12 on Sunday evening and I’m going to be cooking some amazing food (but no turkey, I’m at […]