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July 2013

Pike Place Market Crabs

My culinary adventures continue with lunch at Boat St. Café, dinner at Spur Gastropub, a tour of the Theo Chocolate factory, and a mandatory stop at the legendary Pike Place Market.

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Boozy Cherry and Crème Fraîche Popsicles 4

It’s summer, and that means popsicles! I love how easy it is to make popsicles, and that you can keep them in your freezer for weeks, always having a refreshing treat ready to go. And let’s face it, eating popsicles makes you feel like a kid again! Although there are some definite perks to being a grownup, like the tequila soaked cherries ;)

My favourite popsicles are the creamy, ice cream-like type. And these cherry popsicles fit the bill perfectly. The crème fraîche adds a welcome touch of tanginess, and along with the heavy cream creates a rich, silky texture. The best part is the tasty little cherry morsels throughout, and the vanilla bean brings all of the flavors together.

These are my favourite popsicles to make, and I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as me!

Boozy Cherry and Crème Fraîche Popsicles

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Asian Coleslaw (Paleo)

July 19, 2013

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Coleslaw is one of my favourite salads. It gets along exceptionally well with barbequed meats, providing a cool, refreshing contrast to any protein thrown on the grill.  And although I eat coleslaw year round, it’s the classic summer side.

This particular slaw is one of my go to favourites for many reasons. I love that it doesn’t require mayo, which makes it a little lighter for those hot summer afternoons. Also, the complex, Asian inspired flavours can hold their own, making this coleslaw anything but boring. And it’s very versatile, making a tasty side regardless of which protein you’re grilling up. So, for your next summer BBQ, consider giving this delicious Asian coleslaw a try!

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Toulouse-Petit-Spicy-Steak-Crudo_thu

I’ve been meaning to do a foodie tour of Seattle for some time now. Last time I was there was just for a day, and I didn’t feel like I made a large enough dent in the food scene. This time around, a friend and I went down for two days of gastronomic adventures. And we even managed to fit in some non-food related touristy stops like the Seattle Great Wheel. Awesome weather, delicious food and a fun weekend of exploring.

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Basil, Sausage and Egg Muffins (Mini Frittatas) 6

Some may simply call these mini frittatas. But to me, they’re muffins – the best kind of muffins imaginable. No flour, just savory sausage and egg goodness, brightened by some fresh, vibrant basil and darling heirloom cherry tomatoes.

These paleo egg muffins would make a cheerful start to any morning, but they’re also great for brunch/lunch or simply as a tasty snack. They pack great and are delicious warm or cold. I recommend making a double batch of the recipe below as these lil’ guys have a tendency to disappear quickly!

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