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Apricot Lavender Cake

August 16, 2017

apricot lavender cake

In keeping with the Moroccan theme of the week, (click here to read about my Moroccan inspired outdoor movie night), today’s recipe pays homage to the French influence in Moroccan cooking.  Despite the short lived colonization of Morocco, France’s influence on the country’s food remains.  And this Apricot Lavender Cake is quintessentially French in flavour.


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Rosemary Grapefruit Frosé

August 10, 2017

Rosemary Grapefruit Frosé

I have been meaning to make a Frosé all summer long, a delicious adult slushie made with Rosé, and while summer’s end is nearing (I’m sorry, but it is!), I figure it’s better late than never, right?  Frosé isn’t your last minute, whip it together kind of cocktail, but it is delicious and worth the little bit of effort.  And bonus: it can me made and left in the freezer for those hot summer nights or when friends pop by unexpectedly, the alcohol keeps it from freezing solid, so it’s ready when needed.


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Summer Sangria and Crostini

August 2, 2017

summer sangria and crostini

What I love most about summer is how everything seems to linger … the sunshine, the days, the meals and … the joy.  If you read Tuesday’s post, you’ll know that a big part of my summer joy is entertaining (if you missed the post you can catch up here).  There is nothing I love more than causal dinners with friends that last late into a summers night.  And since summer brings with it an inherent ease and desire for effortlessness, I have two recipes that are just that and delicious: a Lychee Sangria and Pear and Goat Cheese Crostini.  Both can be made ahead to foster and encourage you to linger, savour and soak up summer.


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