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Inside Sum-m! Kitchen: Pear Crisp Recipe

A few years ago, I went through a phyllo phase. We’re talking about Chicken Pot Pies with a phyllo pastry top. Apple turn overs made with phyllo. Oh, and phyllo wrapped brie. All within a couple weeks of one another. Pear Phyllo Crisp was something I made with my left over phyllo pastry. Now after […]

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Thanksgiving – Turkey, Stuffing, and Dressing

Canadian Thanksgiving is next Monday, October 12th and our neighbour, the USA, won’t be celebrating it till Thursday, November 26th. It is officially turkey season! When it comes to a Turkey dinner, there’s a mandatory side dish of stuffing or is it dressing? Wait – isn’t it the same thing?

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3 Impressive Ways to Peel Oranges This Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year is near. Cue the number of tangerines, mandarin oranges, clementines and oranges being displayed as decoration and gifted as presents to friends and relatives. Odd? Yes.  In reality, it just comes down to a play on words. Tangerines (桔子 (gat zi) or 柑橘 (gam gwat) in Cantonese, 桔 sounds similar to the […]

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Sum-m! Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Favourite Foodie

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… It’s December 1st tomorrow and it’s time to post our holiday gift guide! Some stores have had Christmas decorations for sale since the end of summer. So it’s time to start planning that Christmas gift for that foodie friend of yours, or if […]

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For the Love of Pears

Why is it that Apples get a whole lot of attention when fall comes along? First we have back to school season with children bringing their teacher a big shiny apple in hopes to impress them at the start of the school year. Then we have apple pies, apple crumble, caramel apples and more throughout […]

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Foods to Try in 2014

Happy new year! 2013 was recognized as the International Year of the Quinoa by  the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. What will 2014 be? To kick of the start of a new year, we’ve picked out five foods that we think are worth trying in the next 365 days. We picked these items because of similar […]

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Snowy and Cold Weather Food

With much of the country covered in snow or in the middle of a cold snap, seeking ways to warm up with delicious foods is a common trend. Vancouver is no exception and with its recent sprinkling of snow, those of us with children or who are big kids at heart know what that means! […]

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6 Common Types of Squash and How to Cook Them

With so many varieties of winter squash available in many different sizes and colors, it can be confusing to decide which one to cook. Whether you decide to roast, puree or fry your squashes, each variety can be turned into a delicious meal or side dish. We’ve put together a list of common squashes along […]