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Chinese Almond Cookies

Happy Family Day!  Thanks to the extra day off of work, I’m hitting the slopes today in beautiful Banff, in the heart of the Rockies.  The weather’s mild, perfect for a day of skiing.  But first, let’s chat about these epic Chinese almond cookies, just in time to ring in …

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Chinese New Year 2015

Believe it or not, it’s already that time of the year!  Chinese New Year, which takes place February 19th this year, has crept up on me. Usually I have it marked on my calendar, as well as have a few dishes in mind, but I haven’t even taken a second …

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Chocolate Salami

A fun perk of surrounding yourself by people of different backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities, is the opportunity to learn about their cuisines.  International potlucks were common events during my year abroad, and it allowed me to learn about new foods and flavours.  That year, I hosted a Chinese New Year …

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Winter Rose Hip Soup

With the everlasting snow, windchill and few sunlight hours, I’ve learned that the only way to get through the long winter season is to embrace it.  There’s really no better time of the year to light candles, layer up in cozy blankets, and treat yourself to warm (sometimes spiked) beverages after …