Category Archives: Recipes

Making do

Sometimes circumstances come together in a way that make a certain dish a necessity. This particular dish was motivated most of all by my flourishing pot of Thai basil. This being the first year I’ve grown Thai basil, I was … Continue reading

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Eating the season

The only asparagus I remember from my childhood came from those thin jars that contained only a half dozen spears or so. Those spears probably grew in Peru, where most of North America’s imported asparagus comes from. They would have … Continue reading

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Carrots any time

Carrots are frequently the topic of conversation that travels on the telephone wire from my apartment in Ontario to Keira’s nanny in Nova Scotia. She often expresses surprise that I buy carrots at the market most weekends – be it … Continue reading

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Ode to runny yolks

When I learned that babies are only supposed to eat eggs that are fully cooked, the gag-inducing hard-boiled eggs of my childhood leapt to mind. Those eggs that were so overdone, their yolks reminded me of a foggy day in … Continue reading

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Finding time for food

I submitted my dissertation  a couple of weeks ago. I still have to defend it – in June, I will spend 2 hours being grilled about my theory and data. But finishing this version of the dissertation is a huge … Continue reading

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Baby-Led Weaning and Nutritionism

I had the pleasure of traveling home to Nova Scotia for a week this month. Kim and Keira also flew in from London. So there we were – three generations under that roof that sheltered us from the inevitable rain … Continue reading

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The Iron Baby

Strong willed she is, especially when it comes to resisting a nose wipe, preventing a toy from being pried from her grip, or chasing after the tiniest piece of dirt on the floor. But Keira is an Iron Baby in … Continue reading

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My science of pancakes

Being a scientist is both a blessing and a curse. I’m grateful that I have acquired some of the analytical thinking skills required to weigh the evidence at hand. I like thinking about causality and recognising alternative explanations for phenomena. … Continue reading

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My favourite bacteria

For a long time after I got back into swimming, I’d be sitting in my office and think that I could smell a turkey roasting. 9am in my (mostly) deserted building, and I would smell turkey. How did we just … Continue reading

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Porridge made sliceable

As a kid, I occasionally ate those packets of instant Quaker oatmeal. I liked the apple cinnamon variety. I haven’t had one of those packets in years, but I inadvertently replicated the flavour last week when I stirred some of … Continue reading

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