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nachos

Nachos

August 28

It’s almost time to say goodbye to Calgary. Actually, you are probably reading this recipe
after we’ve already left. We’ll be on vacation for four weeks (yay!), before we make the actual move to New York, and I am trying to prepare some posts in advance. I suspect that most of the recipes that you will be seeing will be the perfect type of food for summer BBQs and sharing with friends. These nachos definitely fit that bill. They are just a step up from the typical chips and dips that are ubiquitous at any summer party (For good reason: everyone loves crunchy chips, guacamole and salsa!). With the addition of melty cheese, spiced beans, and pickled jalapeƱos, they are almost a meal in themselves. There will be a lot of goodbyes in the next couples of weeks, which is always strange and sad. But, if I have to say goodbye, I like to do it over good food.

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Tomato, Spinach and Feta Baked Eggs

December 25

baked eggs with spinach, feta, chilli and tomato
Before we moved here, I had grand plans of hosting meals at our place. We even upgraded from our two person table, that could really never accommodate any more than the two of us, to a four person one that could easily squish six people. In the end we’ve been here since April and I have yet to host a single meal. I have had people over to play some board games (great, nerdy board games) but didn’t even serve snacks. For shame! Anyway, the point is, for those of you who have people over for meals and such (particularly breakfast), these eggs are a great way to serve eggs and not have to stand by the stove, flipping or stirring. On top of that, I love breakfast for dinner and this is a great one. It’s a very hearty, satisfying meal that can be eaten as a nice brunch, but pretty much any other meal of the day as well. I made this for the first time a while ago. I used up the last of my tomatillo salsa by putting dollops of it all across the eggs. As soon as I ate it, I knew it had to come up here.

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edible garden

Edible Garden

August 8

I bought a small terrarium last weekend. Basically it’s a small glass bowl that has a little garden inside of it. The first thing I said when I saw it was: how hard is it to kill this? (because if it is easy to kill, I inevitably will). The answer was that it was pretty hard to kill, so the second thing I said was: I’ll take it. Since I am working from home, I thought that it would be nice company for me. Is that crazy? Am I finally losing it? In the end, it makes me smile when I look at it, so it is now my most loved work companion.

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