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tasty bread and it uses a bunch- I subbed barley and whole wheat flour in

5 Ways to Use Up a Bunch of Scallions
7/16/14 10:00 PM

we have spent the weekend hosting 4 children from China on an exchange (they move on from here to a longer stay). Lost in translation all weekend long.. rude, entitled behaviour... it's been rough for own children to be ignored despite their efforts to interact. BUT- at every meal our visitors have said "this is delicious.." through lip smacking and smiles. Sometimes a meal is so much more than the food. for us, it has been the one connection in a weekend of silence and frustration. Good food made with love is a gesture that speaks all languages

Restoration Weekend Meditation
7/6/14 10:19 AM

our favourite slaw: http://kaleeats.blogspot.ca/2013/08/carrot-kohlrabi-asian-slaw.html

Top Five: Ways to Prepare Kohlrabi
6/30/14 10:14 AM

I've been going to a CSA for the last 7 years- also run by a young woman ( http://fertilegroundcsa.com/staff) Always thought she was one of a kind.. but it seems there are a few of them out there. amazes me that young women choose this career. the veggies taste amazing too. i'm thinking it's the TLC

Get to Know Your Farmers: Katie Baldwin & Amanda Merrow of Amber Waves Farm A New Generation on The Farm
6/28/14 10:15 PM

I own and love this cookbook. Have made several recipes and the wine pairing is ALWAYS bang on. Moscato for brunch was a first for us- but it paired beautifully with the souflees, Isle of Mull Oatcakes, candied bacon and grapefruit salad. this is my secret weapon for dinner parties- love the ready made menus

The Flavour Principle by Lucy Waverman and Beppi Crosaroi New Cookbook
6/27/14 04:59 PM

Oh TheKitchn.. you just made my weekend! Which one to make first? thanks for making me part of Readers Week.. think I'll start with the Biscotti

5 Sweet Ways to Bake with Tea Recipes from The Kitchn
6/27/14 04:56 PM

thanks CawaLouise! sent the frozen smoothie and roast chicken too. left at 5:30am this morning

What's Your Healthiest & Most Reliable Travel Snack? Reader Intelligence Request
6/16/14 08:18 AM

you can also purchase liquid tumeric from most health food stores. makes an easy addition in hot beverages too

Try This! Add Turmeric to Your Next Smoothie!
6/14/14 11:00 AM

i'm really looking forward to hearing what people pack when travelling for several days without a fridge. my daughter is about to leave on a 4 day bus trip to Quebec and we're trying to think of healthy snacks to take along (nut free) as most of the planned meals are fast food and she has zero interest in that.
So far we are planning rice paper rolls with veg; roasted chickpeas, Kim Boyce Seeded Granola, tangerines and apples. Also, this carrot kohlrabi salad:http://kaleeats.blogspot.ca/2013/08/carrot-kohlrabi-asian-slaw.html

What's Your Healthiest & Most Reliable Travel Snack? Reader Intelligence Request
6/13/14 11:40 AM

love all my greens..
chard: http://kaleeats.blogspot.ca/2012/08/chard-cakes-with-parsley-sauce.html
collards: http://kaleeats.blogspot.ca/2013/01/almond-sweet-potato-chickpea-and-greens.html

Go Beyond Kale with These 5 Greens Tips from The Kitchn
6/6/14 11:02 AM

I'd love a post on gourmet backcountry camping. As in, I carry it on my back for long journeys so it needs to be light or I dehydrate it. no ice involved.
Second choice, would be cooking with tea. I have a large assortment of loose leaf teas and have often thought it would be cool to integrate it into savoury and sweet dishes.

Reader Request Week Is Coming! Tell Us What You Want to Read Reader Request Week 2014
6/2/14 01:23 PM

I tried Counter Gin on a recent visit to the US. Tasty stuff. Ontario is so rigid in it's liquor laws, I fear I won't be able to try any of these great US gins. http://batch206.com/counter-gin/. Tried Deaths Door while there too and enjoyed it in quite a few Vespers.
if you expand your search to North America, I can tell you Dillons Unfiltered 22 Gin is about as good as it gets. A Double Gold Medal at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, we can't get enough of it. Love that it's handmade in small batches too. http://dillons.ca/what-we-make/gin

Why You Should Try American Gin (And What to Look For) 9-Bottle Bar
4/24/14 07:07 AM

I had a great gin while visiting the US earlier this year. Counter Gin from Washington. Light on the juniper, it was a refreshing change. My absolute fave is a small batch distillery in canada. Dillons Unfiltered Gin 22 is the real deal. If you get the chance to try it, it's amazing.

What You Should Know About the (Surprisingly) Wide World of Gin The 9-Bottle Bar
4/9/14 11:45 PM

I'd love a follow up post on what sealant to use.. never thought of doing it and probably should

How To Clean and Disinfect Granite Countertops Cleaning Lessons from The Kitchn
4/8/14 09:47 PM

Our son plays on a travelling hockey team. Whenever we hit a new town, I drop him at the rink for the hour "pre game" and hit the streets looking for these little shops. I'm amazed how many there are spread throughout rural Ontario (Dundas, Orangeville, Caledon, Georgetown..) and love the treasures I find each year. I particularly like your observation that they're not always perfect, but that truly is some of the charm.

Shopping at the Hippie Store Weekend Meditation
4/6/14 08:57 AM

i kept dry snacks at the bedside, so upon waking the first thing I did was get food in the belly (cereal, crackers). drove my hubby nuts (crumbs in the bed) but it worked!
fresh plums helped a lot too. and sometimes Whoppers - which makes no sense, but it was the only time in my life I ate fast food. not even sure how i started that habit, but when all else failed: we drove to Burger King

The Food Lover's Guide to Surviving Morning Sickness
2/19/14 12:20 PM

I should write for theKitchn. just made these a month ago and was thinking I should make a post on my blog about it. makes me laugh how often this happens! I suppose, great minds think alike :) I make these for my hubby who throws them in the blender with a cup of coconut water when he leaves for work at 5am. Works for the kids too. They are less likely to skip breakfast if this is waiting for them in the freezer. Enabling? Yes, but it lets me get chia, hemp, kale, Vega, psyllium in their diet without them knowing it

The Best Way to Make Big Batches of Smoothies Ahead of Time Tips from The Kitchn
2/18/14 09:10 AM

Diehard tea drinker. Loose leaf only. David's Tea has so many fun flavours but my daily morning is always Hatimara Asam I would love to try baking with it.

What Kind of Tea Do You Drink Most? And What Would You Like to Learn About Tea? Reader Survey
2/3/14 04:17 PM

A friend of mine's mother was a Microwave Consultant when they first came out. She travelled around to department stores preparing meals and telling folks just how great this new machine was! About 5 yrs after she started the job, she and ALL her colleagues were diagnosed with cancer and subsequently died. I know microwaves have come a long way, but I can't think of all those lovely mothers trying to make a living and dying from cooking food. No one in their family has a microwave and yet we continue to have ours. I know if it quit working, I couldn't bring myself to have another since hearing their story. Perhaps I'll get the courage to just toss it. Although like rep_woman, my husband would likely starve! thanks for bringing this to my attention again

Our Microwave Broke: And I Don't Think We're Going Back
1/13/14 01:37 PM

I have been thinking about a cranberry sage drink for about a month now, since you posted a peak of this idea on Instagram a month ago. My cocktail ended up being a hot cranberry sage sipper (inspired by you guys) for the holiday season. Now that I see the rest of what you pulled together, I want to host a party with all the components! http://kaleeats.blogspot.ca/2013/12/hot-cranberry-sage-sipper.html

A Winter Glam Cocktail Party Gatherings from The Kitchn
12/28/13 08:24 PM