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Refreshing Cherry Caprese Summer Salad

BC Cherries are HERE! Can you believe it?! As a kid, I remember excitedly awaiting for the arrival of these fresh + juicy treats! Luckily for us, they are available right now at your local Freson Bros.! Start the Car!!!! In my opinion, BC Cherries are the perfect summer fruit- easy for enjoying on their own or in a crisp and fun Summer salad, like this Cherry Caprese salad! This unique twist on a gourmet…

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Vibrant Spring Salad with Oven Roasted Chickpeas and Grilled Turkey Breast

As the days become longer and the the weather warmer, we are craving lighter, more refreshing meals- like this colorful layered spring salad with grilled Turkey breast. The variety of veggies provides bold flavors and textures, crispy oven roasted chickpeas provide the “crunch” and the grilled Turkey Breast completes the meal perfectly! A crowd pleaser in our home, and sure to be yours too! Heres What you Need: For Salad: 3 Large Golden (or red)…

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Strawberry Basil Smash

After the year we’ve had, we are more excited than ever to celebrate the season, and what better way to do so than by enjoying an amazing Strawberry Basil Smash (or two) on the patio?!? Made with California Strawberries, herbaceous basil and a honey simple syrup, you will be making this delightful bevvy alll summer long! California Strawberries are in peak season, are readily available right now, and an excellent source of Vitamin C (about the same…

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Zesty Pork Side Ribs With Whiskey BBQ Sauce

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Easter Egg Cocktail

Every time Eau Claire Craft creates a new spirit in their amazing distillery, I fall in love and dub it my favorite libation- until they come up with another one… and then the cycle continues! Ha, Ha.  Such is the case with Eau Claire’s UNBELIEVABLE New Saskatoon Honey Gin. I’ll just call it my “current fave” since I’m sure they will be wow-ing us with a new seasonal addition in a few months (*crosses fingers…

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Truffled Potatoes- Two Ways!

When it comes to Potatoes.. are you team oven roasted or team mashed? Up until the past several years, I’ve never been a huge fan of mashed potatoes, but thats perhaps because, as a kid, my family always used to give me the task of mashing… and then make fun of me when I inevitably did a terrible job! Ha. Ha. Since I was fairly reluctant to make mashed until just a few years ago,…

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Holiday Hosting!

Whether this is your first time or your seventy- fifth time hosting a Holiday meal, I can be super overwhelming! How long do you cook a turkey? What are some delicious (but healthy) side dishes that every guest will want to eat? What about Gluten Free or Vegan Guests? Don’t worry friends, we’ve got you! We promise this post is one hundred percent casserole free! Ha, Ha. AND- did you know you can pin every…

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Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Basil Meatballs

Italian Wedding soup has been my husbands favorite for years! Recently, I decided to switch it up by using Turkey to make the meatballs and *WOW* total game changer! This soup is on a steady repeat in our home!  I always try to sneak in extra veggies for more fibre and nutrients any time I can, so I added Kale and a more generous helping of fresh spinach and basil to this recipe.  If you…

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“Modern Ukrainian” Salad

This is one of my most frequently made, and most popular salads with friends and family over the years .. so I figured it was high time to share! This salad uses so many wonderful, local and organic ingredients from both the Root Cellar and Market Garden section of my favorite Grocery Store, Freson Bros! If you haven’t been to check out the amazing new Freson location in Rabbit Hill in Edmonton, it is a…

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Most Delicious Lemon + Brussels Sprouts Risotto

I LOVE Risotto! LOVE IT! Unfortunately every time I make it on the stove it sucks. Ha. Ha. Its so time consuming and requires constant stirring and attention… I always end up messing it up. Enter – my savior- the instant pot. I actually had no idea you could do Risotto in there until a friend suggested it a while ago! I wont hold you in suspense- GAME CHANGED. Now that I figured out how…

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