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There’s a rule of thumb in cooking: if you find multiple recipes for the same kind of thing, figure out what they have in common. That’s the actual recipe. Everything else is a tweak or a family signature – which is totally fine, and it’s...

Now that you're all up to speed on what goes into the legendary pumpkin spice, it's probably time we tried our hand at some recipes! Of course the fall season is filled with amazing food, and the whole point of #Squashtober is that right now we're...

In the last few years, it seems the food industry has gone completely bonkers over pumpkin spice. It’s in lattes. It’s in cookies. It’s in loaves. It’s even in dog food. But what the heck is “pumpkin spice,” and what’s the big deal about it? Well, there’s not...

It's pie time! Thanksgiving is this weekend in Canada, and that means it's time to get baking! Nothing says "Thanksgiving" like a fresh-baked pumpkin or apple pie (or both!). And the base of any good pie is, of course, the shell! Pie dough can be tricky and a...

The humble squash might seem like it’s been part of our global diet and culture forever, but in reality, it is a fairly recent arrival on the world stage. Like tomatoes and corn, squash is an export to the world from the Americas, where it...

One of the things we love about modern homes is the layout. The rooms are designed for flow, with clean lines and clear lines of sight throughout. Unfortunately, it’s often the case with a more modern build that there is one thing lacking: character. Of course,...

OK, we’re a little obsessed with the fall season. With farmers’ markets overflowing and the leaves starting to turn, it’s becoming pretty clear that we could live this life all year round and never get tired of it. Our morning walks are just amazing. Sweater weather...

Everyone likes a program to follow. Sometimes these programs get a little overly complicated. And this is especially true when it comes to following plans for how we run our businesses and lives. Steve has his own Instagram channel as The Mentor Monk (no, he's not...

There's nothing that makes the smooth transition from summer into fall like a shift in comfort food. And there's no better comfort food, in my opinion, than a beautiful, slow-cooked pork roast served up with a side of squash and steamed vegetables. It's a hearty meal...