coming home & gujarati rice pudding

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it hardly seems
a moment passed
before the coming home
to understand
beginnings
have no end

Bobbie Ward

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winter-inspired gift wrapping inspiration and year-end message

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Being told you’re appreciated is one of the simplest and most uplifting things. —Sue Fitzmaurice

Hello my dear ones. This is my final post of 2017. The kitchen is busier than ever at the moment but no recipe this time, just some gift wrapping inspiration. Nothing complicated, as always, paper, ribbon, string and a touch of flora.

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vegan chocolate almond cookies

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The last faded autumn leaflet hangs from a frozen branch, just a short fall from the tree to winter. ~ Terri Guillemets

In a wink of an eye, the last month of the year is here. At the beginning of the year, a year always seems like a long period of time but once December arrives, we can’t help but wonder where did the time go as we busy ourselves with the festivities of the season and the closing of yet another year.
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growing bean sprouts & an indian bean sprouts dry curry recipe

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They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds.  —Mexican Proverb

Growing up, there was no food that I didn’t like more than green mung bean curry. I won’t even mention, here on a food blog, what I thought it looked like. But, take those same mung beans and let them sprout and then make a curry, magically, the result would be my favourite food.
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easy whole wheat dinner rolls

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Food is about family, food is about community, food is about identity. And we nourish all those things when we eat well. —Michael Pollan

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roasted autumn vegetable pot pies

autumn vegetable pot pies | conifères & feuillus

As easy as pie.

There’s something about pie, any kind of pie— gorgeous lattice top pies or rustic galettes, deep dish or pot pies, sweet or savory, fruit or vegetable, cheesy or meaty, hand pies from every corner of the earth… there’s something about taking pastry dough and wrapping it around, partially or completely, some kind of filling that makes it simply irresistible. autumn vegetable pot pies | conifères & feuillus Continue reading “roasted autumn vegetable pot pies”

autumn gift wrapping inspiration

Autumn gift wrapping inspiration | conifères & feuillus

Even what has died is beautiful.  —Seyi

It’s autumn, and here in Montréal, even if you decide to pay no heed, you will find it hard not to see a beautiful transformation taking place. Stealthily and quietly, nature is at work as the Earth continues its journey to complete yet another trip around the Sun and though there may not be any fresh garden flowers to pick, there is still great beauty to be found.

Today’s post shows two examples of autumn-inspired gift wrapping.  As well, down below, I show you how to make your own beautiful, hand-torn ribbon, as the one used in the photo below.
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