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Jun. 26, 2009 10:09 am 
Updated: Sep. 28, 2009 6:08 am
Is it just me or does June, the last month of elementary school classes, seem like it's just one big party? I don't think my son did much work this month. Daily reading stopped a few weeks ago, homework a week ago, and I think that all he did in the last two days of school was watch movies… MORE
Pesto devilled eggs
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Deformed piirakka with egg butter
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Apr. 27, 2009 7:03 am 
Updated: Apr. 29, 2009 8:21 pm
It can be argued that we're nutty anyway, but we sure love our nut butters in this house. Especially me, actually--never met a nut butter that I didn't like. They're creamy (or crunchy), full of protein, and loaded with fatty deliciousness. They're good in sandwiches, on veggies or fruit, and… MORE
Vegan breakfast bars made with almond butter and lots of other goodies
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Rice krispies made with almond butter
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DetectiveL

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Apr. 2007

Cooking Level
Expert

Cooking Interests
Baking, Grilling & BBQ, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Nouvelle, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Healthy, Vegetarian, Dessert, Kids, Quick & Easy

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About Me
I'm newly (and happily!) single, with two awesome kids and a good relationship with my ex. Things have changed a lot for me lately but one happy side effect of being single is having more time to try different recipes and experiment in the kitchen! And yes, my ex still gets to sample my cooking. (He does need all the help he can get...)
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook practically everything. When baking, I tend to dial back the sugar and have a fondness for nuts, fruits, and spices in my baked treats.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I hope to start some more family cooking traditions with my children. My son sometimes helps with dinner and desserts. My daughter is a little too young but she is already very interested in helping in kitchen when mommy cooks and bakes. She has her own play kitchen too!
My cooking triumphs
Making flaky pastry crust, getting my ex and son to eat (and like) fish, and learning how to make yeast breads without a machine. Getting my ex to try 'weird' food (e.g., different ethnic foods) was also a triumph. Most of all, learning to actually like cooking is the biggest triumph. I used to despise it!
My cooking tragedies
One of the first meals I ever made was risotto. It tasted good but it was way too sticky! Oh, and there was the time I had a cake baking in the oven and no one noticed that the fuse had blown halfway through the cooking time. A few years ago I tried to make doubles (Trinidadian snack food with chick peas and fried bread) and it was awful. The chickpeas were too oily, the bread not enough so; it wasn't spicy enough, and the bread was weird and misshapen.
 
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