Creating a Cohesive and Accessible Space
Jun03

Creating a Cohesive and Accessible Space

Tumber Landscape Design & Build is a landscape company founded in 1976. Since its beginning, Tumber has prided itself on uncompromising dedication to its craft and clients’ needs. Recently they took on a project that allowed them to demonstrate their creativity while at the same time conceptualizing and constructing a space that met the needs and wants of their client. The property was an old, beautiful, Victorian farm with a...

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Living Off The Grid: Peaceful, Sustainable and Smart!
Jun03

Living Off The Grid: Peaceful, Sustainable and Smart!

“Sustainable Living describes a lifestyle that attempts to reduce an individual’s or society’s use of the earth’s natural resources, and of one’s personal resources. Its practitioners often attempt to reduce their carbon footprint by altering their methods of transportation, energy consumption, and/or diet.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Well, that’s because it is. We’ve recently had the pleasure of sitting...

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MILESTONES: PART II – Did Work Make You Smile Today?
May30

MILESTONES: PART II – Did Work Make You Smile Today?

At some point in life, everyone begins their personal journey towards a chosen career. For some, that looks like a well-planned education, graduation and job application. For others, we stumble into a field of work and fall in love with it. Some professionals change their career path several times throughout life and experience a combination of the two. In my experience, the common denominator for everyone is the pursuit of happiness....

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Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon
Mar13

Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Bacon

INGREDIENTS: 4 slices thick-cut bacon (about 3ozs) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed clean, peels on 1 ¼ tsp kosher salt ¾ tsp black pepper 2 med. avocados,peeled, pitted, and diced 1 tbsp fresh lime juice DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 400°F and cook bacon, place on a paper towel lined plate and pat dry. Once cool enough to handle, dice and set aside. Move oven racks to the upper and lower thirds of the oven....

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Curry Bowl
Mar13

Curry Bowl

Recipe courtesy of: Healthy Cravings Holistic Kitchen INGREDIENTS: 4 potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tbsp vegetable or olive oil yellow onion, diced celery chopped fined 2-3 med carrots 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp ground cumin 1 ½ tsp cayenne pepper (optional) 4 tsp curry powder 4 tsp garam masala (optional) 1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 4 cups veggie broth 1 cup frozen peas 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk...

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Rhubarb Spice Cake
Mar13

Rhubarb Spice Cake

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup sugar 2 cups rhubarb, chopped 175 g butter, melted egg, whisked 1 ½ cups plain flour 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp nutmeg, grated ½ tsp all spice 1 cup raisins ¾ cup walnuts, chopped Icing sugar DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line baking tin with parchment paper. Put the rhubarb and sugar in a large bowl, then stir well. Add the butter and egg and mix well. Fold in the sifted dry...

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“Skinny” Mozzarella Sticks
Mar13

“Skinny” Mozzarella Sticks

Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS: large egg 4 string cheese, halved 8 wonton wrappers ½ cup marinara sauce (for dipping!) 1 tsp olive oil DIRECTIONS: In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tablespoon of water. Working one at a time, brush wonton wrapper with egg mixture. Place string cheese in the center of each wrapper. Bring bottom edge of the wrap tightly over the cheese, rolling from bottom to top until the top of the sheet is reached (be...

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Chili
Mar13

Chili

INGREDIENTS: 1 ¼ pounds ground beef 1 can red kidney beans 14.5oz can diced tomatoes, undrained 14.5oz can beef broth 12oz bottle lager beer or 1 ½ cup beef broth 1 tbsp yellow mustard 1 cup chopped onion cloves garlic, minced 1 tbsp ground pasilla or ancho chili pepper 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp dried oregano, crushed ¼ tsp cayenne pepper 1/8 tsp ground cloves 1 tsp salt DIRECTIONS: In a Dutch oven cook ground beef,...

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Blood Orange Upside Down Cake
Mar13

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

INGREDIENTS: nonstick vegetable oil spray 1/3 cup demerara or raw sugar 2 blood oranges, very thinly sliced, seeds removed 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour ¾ cup granulated sugar – plus 2 tbsp 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda ¾ tsp kosher salt 2 large eggs 1 large egg yolk 1 ½ cups buttermilk ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted, slightly cooled 1 tsp blood orange zest, finely grated 2 tbsp fresh blood orange juice DIRECTIONS: Preheat...

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Seared Scallops with Bacon Jam & Sweet Potato Pûré
Mar13

Seared Scallops with Bacon Jam & Sweet Potato Pûré

Recipe courtesy of: The Edge Restaurant + Bar INGREDIENTS: fresh Scallops ½ pound of bacon ½ cup of white wine 1 teaspoon of balsamic vinegar olive oil 4 cloves of garlic 1 large sweet potato 2 red onions 1 red bell pepper 1 cup of heavy cream 2 tablespoons of butter chopped parsley and chives salt & pepper PREPARATION: Bacon Jam: Dice bacon strips. Finely dice red onions and red pepper and garlic. Cook bacon over medium heat...

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Crispy Corn Tortillas with Chicken and Cheddar
Mar13

Crispy Corn Tortillas with Chicken and Cheddar

INGREDIENTS: 2 jalapeños 2 cups roast chicken, finely shredded 4 oz  sharp cheddar cheese shredded (1 cup) ½ tsp cumin seeds Salt Freshly ground pepper 12 corn tortillas 4 radishes, thinly sliced ¼ cup cilantro, chopped 2 tbsp red onion, chopped 1 tsp fresh lime juice Vegetable oil, for frying DIRECTIONS: Skewer the jalapeños on a metal skewer or fork and roast over a flame until blackened, 3 minutes. Wrap in foil and let cool...

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Kahlua, Walnut and Brown Sugar Baked Brie
Mar13

Kahlua, Walnut and Brown Sugar Baked Brie

INGREDIENTS: 12 oz wheel of Brie 2/3 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup Kahlua 1/2 tsp instant espresso (optional) 2/3 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped & toasted Crackers Apple slices   DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove the top of the Brie wheel and place in a baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, bring brown sugar and Kahlua to a boil. Add espresso powder if using and simmer for approximately 10...

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Vanilla Cupcakes
Mar13

Vanilla Cupcakes

Yield: 15 cupcakes INGREDIENTS: 1 ¼ cups cake flour or all-purpose flour 1 ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ¾ cup sugar ½ cup canola oil ½ cup buttermilk ½ tsp salt 2 large eggs room temp. 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract DIRECTIONS: Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners. In a medium bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl beat eggs on medium speed....

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Bean & Radish Salad
Mar13

Bean & Radish Salad

Dressing: 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice ½ tsp kosher salt ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper fresh chopped herbs (optional) Combine olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a jar. Seal lid; shake well for 30 seconds or until blended. Add fresh chopped herbs, if desired. Salad: 3 cups baby spinach leaves 2 ½ cups green beans, trimmed, cut diagonally into 1” pieces 5 radishes, sliced paper-thin 1 cup red...

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Fun drink ideas for Game Day!
Mar13

Fun drink ideas for Game Day!

Beer Sangria INGREDIENTS: 1½ cups white grape juice 1 cup vodka 1 cup seedless grapes, halved red apple, quartered, cored and sliced ¼” thick orange, quartered, sliced 5 – 12oz bottles wheat beer, chilled DIRECTIONS: Combine grape juice, vodka, grapes, apples and oranges in a pitcher. Refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 8 for the flavours to infuse. Fill wine glasses halfway with the grape juice mixture and some fruit. Fill...

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