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[Yes, I am shamelessly using my sister's adorable new kitten to get your attention. ] Well… hello there! It’s sure been a while, hasn’t it? I’m not even going to attempt to account for the last year and a half of my life since I last posted. It’s been a journey, to be sure, and […]

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White Bean Chicken Chili with Kale | PopArtichoke

I’ll admit, I’m envious of those of you in warmer climates!  Here in Quebec, it’s still a winter wonderland.  I find that this cold weather just begs for hearty, warming meals; the perfect distraction until winter finally acquiesces to springtime’s welcome thaw! Not only is this a healthier chili than those beefy varieties, but it’s also a […]

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Recently, I got my hands on some black garlic.  Isn’t it beautiful? I’d seen it listed in Asian recipes before, but never had the pleasure of meeting it face to…er…bulb.  When I first picked it up, I thought something was wrong.  Have you ever had garlic that’s gone bad, and it’s all soft and mushy?  […]

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After Nashville, we drove a bit further north to sleep. Why? Because in Cave City, Kentucky, kitschy Americana awaits. The first Wigwam Village was built in 1936, and by 1950, six more had popped up across the USA.  Three still remain today, including the second of the franchise, built in 1937, here in Cave City, […]

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After we packed up at the Shack-Up, we drove up to Memphis to get some breakfast. Blue Plate Café is a big, clean, welcoming place nestled in Court Square. We ordered simple breakfasts of eggs, grits, bacon, and their famous biscuits and gravy.  The biscuits were giant fluffy pillows of buttery goodness, and the gravy […]

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Montreal Food Guide: Guest Post for OffMetroNY

February 20, 2013
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OffMetroNY, a green travel site for New Yorkers, graciously asked me to do a guest post on the Montreal food scene.  As a newcomer in this city, I’ve still got a lot to explore, but here I’ve laid out some of my favourites so far!  Thanks a million to OffMetro for the opportunity.  They also […]

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Arugula, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad

February 14, 2013
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Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here’s a recipe for a beautiful, healthy salad that will impress your sweetheart… and counteract some of that chocolate and culinary decadence!  Plus, avocado is supposed to be an aphrodisiac… ooh, la la! Enjoy! Arugula, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad adapted from Epicurious Print Arugula, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad Author: Megg (adapted […]

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Blues, BBQ, and Bourbon Roadtrip: Shacked Up in Clarksdale, MS

January 9, 2013
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Our itinerary was ambitious, so after our boisterous morning in Mamou, we had to hit the road again. After a spell we stopped off for a cheap bite at a fast food joint, and then it was my turn to take the wheel.  I love driving, especially when the road is open and the speed […]

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Cocoa-Peanut Butter Protein Bars (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

January 7, 2013
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It’s a new year, and that means the gyms get crowded and healthy food flies off the shelves at the grocery store.  After a good workout, the body needs protein, but protein bars can be rather expensive.  Plus, I’ve always found it difficult to find one that I actually like the taste of.  Fed up, […]

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