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Rhubarb Crumble with Strawberries & Ginger  Serves 10

Excerpt from Peace, Love and Fibre MOTHER NATURE IS PART WONDER, PART MAGIC , AND PART SCIENCE . She’s unpredictable and altogether her own boss, which makes for an interesting combo. Depending on her weather whim, local rhubarb and strawberries are either available at the same time, or they just aren’t. I’ve learned that she […]

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Four Ice Cream recipes and Two Gelato Recipes

I was raised by ice cream lovers. We ate a ton of ice cream when I was growing up. It’s fairly weird considering we never ate desserts during the week. Oh, sure sometimes my mom would make tapioca pudding, but I’d always try to think of some excuse as to why I didn’t want to […]

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Easy to Make Romantic El Fresco Dinner for Two

This spring romantic dinner for two is easy to assemble and even more fun to eat. No cutlery required.   Buy one cooked chicken – tear it up into pieces Grape tomatoes Your choice of nibbles – suggest olives, marinated artichoke hearts, marinated mushrooms, assorted cheeses Baguette and or crackers Cold Asparagus with Mairlyn’s World Famous […]

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Strawberries – nutrition, buying, handling and prepping

Strawberries are the warm up act for berry season. Sometime in June, the only fruit with its seeds on the outside, these ripe juicy red bundles of flavour start showing up at your local farmers’ market or grocery store. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of folate. They are […]

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

What’s not to like? Chocolate? Ripe delicious strawberries? It’s a marriage made in heaven. Try not to eat all twenty by yourself, those calories can really add up. 20 ripe medium sized strawberries 2 oz (50 g) dark chocolate al least 70% cocoa mass – I used Dove Dark™ 71% cocoa mass 1 tbsp (15 […]

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