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This morning I went to an Italian market in town to buy jars. There, the jars are for sauce and soups, but each year around this time I snatch empty ones for eggnog. I never liked eggnog much until I started making it; this one has rum and bourbon, and gets aged for 10 days before we start sipping. It is a work in progress— I've never even typed up the recipe, but it feels like it'll always be a part of our holidays...
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How is it already thisclose to being June? I'm holding tight to the well-worn marks of weekly routines to remind myself of the borders between these days, rather than accepting them as a smear across the calendar. I am happiest with a schedule, and yet want Monday to feel different than Wednesday. Saturdays are for the farmer's market and tacos for breakfast, Tuesdays are often a standing bibimbap lunch, and Sunday night is when I ma...
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Nigella Lawson's Chinese-inspired Chicken Noodle Soup
If I make it to the early yoga class, things line up so that I head in with unadulterated darkness behind me, but come back out to sun. It's a fleeting thing, but the contrast is especially bolstering. It adds to that ta-dah feeling of doing meaningful work to start your day. Crazy as it sounds, the making and eating of today's soup affords a similar feeling of goodwill. It's the Chinese-inspired Chicken Noodle Soup from Simply Nigell...
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Over the holidays, my brother gave me a box of family photo albums he's had since our maternal grandmother passed away in the summer of 2012. Between pages sticky with scratchy lines of yellowed glue and crackling sheets of protective plastic was a photo of grandma, younger than I can remember her, cooking with Aunty Surinder. Aunty was a close family friend, if not an actual relation. The shot belongs with a few others in sequence. ...
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Tuesday links and recipes I'm making.
This afternoon's plan was to share a recipe, as I've got one waiting in the wings, but that isn't happening. What is happening is me on the couch, with my laptop, phone, various remote controls, an ice pack and a hot water bottle (and unfortunately without those doughnuts up top, which were from another day.) I wish I could say I did something exciting to warrant an injury, but I can't. Instead, it's simply that I've gone and tweaked ...
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Today in the Globe and Mail, my Indian take on baked beans on toast.
An English favourite with an eastern twist
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The cookies from my book were included in Buzzfeed's taste off — and they won!
It's a hard life, but we did it to bring you the ultimate chocolate chip cookie recipe.
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Phone calls to India used to necessitate a crackling pause after you finished speaking, over which you could hear the faint echo of your own voice before any response came from the other end. I'd imagine my words travelling along the phone line like a blip of light racing across wires, in a direct path from here to there, from day to night or the reverse, dipping under inky waves to zip across crags of the ocean floor, breaking the s...
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The fashion industry’s leading designers discuss their design philosophy, what to wear, what not to wear, fashion trends for the upcoming season and more.
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It’s always a good idea to have a versatile oatmeal cookie recipe that can be tweaked to particular tastes
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Huge thanks to Yahoo Food for the kind feature! 
All photos courtesy of Tara O’Brady Seven Spoons blogger Tara O’Brady’s first experiences with food were varied, to say the least. She held sway in the kitchen, which served as the central hub for O’Brady’s large extended family. “The kitchen was the place to hang out if you wanted to hear gossip,”
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Talking seasonal produce with +TIME! 
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