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No Flax Please

No Flax Please

We’re pretty careful about what we eat at home. We never buy prepared food, we rarely order in and when we eat out, it’s at local restaurants that we know serve fresh local food (that’s you Urban Pantry and Passionate Cooks Essentials!). We like sweets though. Cookies, especially. I don’t make them that often because, well, I’ll eat them. My go to cookie is an oatmeal one with everything in it; ground flax seed, wheatgerm, whole wheat flour, fruit, chocolate chunks, nuts or seeds and very little sugar. There is no recipe, it varies depending on what’s in the kitchen....

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A LITTLE WINE BREAK

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A LITTLE WINE BREAK

Lisa Hutchinson from The Passionate Cooks Essentials, here in Uxbridge,  asked us if we had any recommendations for chocolate/wine pairing, for her Ladies Night this Thursday. That being only 4 days away we realized we had to get on it! Immediately. We had some wine at home but I dashed to the LCBO to gather up some of our favorites, being sure to pick a variety of varietals! Then we stopped chocolate production to do a little tasting. Here’s what we tried: Barahonda Campo Arriba Monsastrell Syrah Tintorera I love the wines from this winery in Spain. I was introduced...

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Happy World Chocolate Day

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Happy World Chocolate Day

What does the Prime Minister of Canada have to do with chocolate? I'll tell you...Last Thursday the whole family spent the afternoon in downtown Ottawa celebrating Canada Day with thousands of other face painted, flag wearing, red and white clothed Canadians. We  made our way to Parliament Hill to hear Justin Trudeau and the Governor General speak and found ourselves joining a happy bunch of patriotic people, singing along with the Canadian performers, cheering and waving our flags at the speeches, and stretching out our hands when Sophie and Justin greeted the crowds before they left. Once the festivities were done, it...

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