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About joinmefordinner

. . . living in the Cowichan Valley, cooking for my appreciative family and friends, and taking advantage of all this area has to offer including local organic produce, cheese, wine, artisan breads, and fresh-caught seafood.

A New Direction and a New Blog

To all my readers, thank you for being faithful followers of this blog! I’ve loved knowing that people from all over the world have shared the activities in my kitchen. During the past few years since I began this blog, … Continue reading

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Blueberry Coconut Smoothie with Fresh Ginger

Choices. Every day I’m able to make choices about my diet, my health or my activities. One day earlier this week I considered being lazy by picking up a few packages of blueberries at my local supermarket but, thankfully, I … Continue reading

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Garden Fresh Kale Salad

This Garden Fresh Kale Salad is easy to make, packed full of everything good for you, and uses local, readily available vegetables. It was recently brought to my attention that my recipe for Kale Salad is not on my blog. … Continue reading

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Easy Zucchini Chips

With an overload of zucchini in my garden (how can something grow so fast?) I am running out of ideas for ways to use this veggie. I’ve made all my favourite recipes and have a freezer full of Zucchini Patties … Continue reading

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Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Toasted Hazelnuts

The figs on my new fig tree are ripening so I celebrated by making this quick and easy fresh fig appetizer with goat cheese and nuts as a mid-afternoon snack. I had almost given up on my tree earlier this … Continue reading

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Blueberry Cheesecake in a Jar

I’ve moved! Like what you see here? Subscribe to my new blog, Flavour and Savour and never miss a recipe. “Like” my Facebook page here. Thanks! This mini gluten-free Cheesecake in a Jar is a perfectly decandent dessert to pack for … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cherry Bliss Balls

Bliss balls, energy balls, protein balls–lots of different names for the same thing: a small bite of sweet bliss packed full of nutritious deliciousness. These are so easy to prepare that kids could make them. All you have to do … Continue reading

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