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Jalapeno Compressed Watermelon Salad Recipe and a Quick Bonus Appetizer

I love a good watermelon salad, especially for summer dinner parties.  Not only are they juicy and refreshing, they’re also economical and easy to throw together. The obvious challenge of serving watermelon is that it’s watery.  If I served the watermelon as-is on a plate, it’ll get weepy and dilute the other flavours. 
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Watermelon Jalapeño Cocktail Cooler Recipe for Summer

Sure, I adore my classic craft cocktails but I won’t turn down large-batched, fruity cocktails either. No, I don’t mean the syrupy concoctions swirling around in frozen margarita machines.
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Prosciutto Wrapped Broccolini with Basil Crisps Recipe

This simple dish bursts with the flavours of Italy. Its inspiration? The many memorable cured meats I experienced during my travels through Florence and Venice.
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Pappa Di Pomodoro – Italian Bread and Tomato Soup Recipe

Buongiorno, my loves! I’m currently en route from Marseille to Florence by train. I’m elated to present Elaine from The Italian Dish , to share her traditional Tuscan soup recipe.
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Grilled Corn and Chili Lime Soup Recipe: Salute, Summer Market

I’m reminded time and again of how fortunate I am to be surrounded by an abundance of fresh, local produce in Vancouver. Utterly. Undoubtedly. Grateful. Granted, fresh farm produce is not readily available year-round and does come at a cost.
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Olive Stuffed Leg of Lamb with Fig and Cherry Compote Recipe and Alfresco Vancouver

Last night, I attended an impromptu conceptual event called Alfresco Vancouver where 60 strangers congregated in a public space and dined pot-luck style. The lively, communal event contrasted against the brick-paved urban lot in the heart of trendy Yaletown.
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Summer Papaya and Halibut Soup In Homemade Prawn Stock Recipe

  My freezer resembles a graveyard. Jagged bagfuls of chicken carcasses, veal bones, and prawn shells pile up and leave little room for ice cream sandwiches.
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Thai Spot Prawn Ceviche Recipe [Video]

  Growing up in Hong Kong, I remember weaving through the wet-market with my grandmother. I was fascinated by how she interacted with the live seafood and poultry before she brought them home.
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Heirloom Tomato and Sea Asparagus Salad with Balsamic Glazed Figs Recipe

My perfect day-off in Vancouver consists of an early jog around the Stanley Park seawall, followed by shopping for ingredients in Granville Island, and finished with a night in the kitchen with a loved one and a bottle of wine.
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