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Grilled sprouts with lemon and parmesan

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I have an obsession with the crispy brussel sprouts with lemon, parmesan and capers from the wine bar around the corner from our place. A dish of those, their bone marrow cheese toast, and a glass of Viognier is just perfect in my book. Anyway. I have tried to recreate this dish at home, but the deep frying requires equipment I don’t have. I don’t have pots big enough, it uses too much oil, the smoke alarm goes off –...

Rhubarb soda with mint

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The rhubarb always surprises me. It seems to go from tiny little green shoots to full-fledged leafy green monster overnight. In our communal rooftop garden, luckily I seem to be one of a few who harvests those ruby stalks, but you should be able to find it at your local farmers market or good grocery stores. Rhubarb syrup is simple to make – minimal chopping and little cooking. It’s an incredible pink colour, and looks amazing on ice cream, swirled...

Bee-friendly Valentine’s card printable in English & French

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  Every year I try and come up with a non-candy option for the class Valentine’s Day cards. In the past we’ve made bath bombs and red sparkly play dough. This year, as Valentine’s Day is the beginning of the beekeeping year, I have bees (even more) on the brain. The other week I also did a presentation about beekeeping to my son’s kindergarten class, which was sweetness itself. After hearing about every single time every child has been stung,...