One of the great things about having a blog devoted to happy idleness and great eats, is that there are always plenty of invitations for fun and interesting things to do (and eat). This Spring, Dishing in The Kitchen was asked to participate in a community cookbook project to support the local hospital foundation. Did… [Continue Reading]

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Kitchenette’s Corner A big fat Dishing in the Kitchen welcome to Kitchenette Kathy, who is launching our new blog feature, the Kitchenettes Corner with her story of taking on raw food for Lent. Kathy is one of several amazing volunteers who can be found at farmers markets, local food and agricultural events, and of course… [Continue Reading]

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There’s something about a snowy day that brings out the baking urge. Maybe it is the slight chilly stillness that wraps the house and being snug inside where it is warm and dry that nudges us toward the mixing bowls. There really is nothing quite like the smell of something freshly baked sliding out of… [Continue Reading]

Bliss Balls

It’s no secret that Dishing in the Kitchen has a love affair with asparagus.  Who doesn’t, right? Not only is it one of the earliest of spring vegetables, it adds  a certain glamour to even everyday meals. With both Spring and Valentine’s Day right around the corner, it seemed perfect to post a recipe for… [Continue Reading]

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Vicki McLeod Dishing

A Taste of Hospitality

One of the great things about having a blog devoted to happy idleness and great eats, is that there are always plenty of invitations for fun and interesting things to do (and eat). This Spring, Dishing in The Kitchen was asked to participate in a … [Read More...]

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A Raw Food Promise for Lent

Kitchenette's Corner A big fat Dishing in the Kitchen welcome to Kitchenette Kathy, who is launching our new blog feature, the Kitchenettes Corner with her story of taking on raw food for Lent. Kathy is one of several amazing volunteers who can be … [Read More...]

Bliss Balls

Snow Day Bliss Balls

There's something about a snowy day that brings out the baking urge. Maybe it is the slight chilly stillness that wraps the house and being snug inside where it is warm and dry that nudges us toward the mixing bowls. There really is nothing quite … [Read More...]

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To Asparagus, With Love

It's no secret that Dishing in the Kitchen has a love affair with asparagus.  Who doesn't, right? Not only is it one of the earliest of spring vegetables, it adds  a certain glamour to even everyday meals. With both Spring and Valentine's Day right … [Read More...]

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7 Tips for A Happy Life: Lessons Learned

Isn't there a way that life sometimes throws us curveballs? My kitchen is my happy place. When I'm grouchy, frustrated, grieving or simply feeling blue, I turn to my pots and pans and whisks and beaters. Cooking soothes me. It puts me in the … [Read More...]

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Popover Trippin’ – 2 Ways to Boogie Down with the Muffin Pan

As I write this I have a pan full of popovers in the oven. (Just for the record, this is definitely not the same as a bun in the oven. To be absolutely clear.) It's the weekend, and it is cold and foggy along the river where I live. There is … [Read More...]

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Found: The Perfect Butter Dish

Might be because of the name of this blog, or it could just be that I am just part of a common universal longing, but I find myself crazy over dishes. I've an inkling I am not alone, as I regularly come across others afflicted with the same urge to … [Read More...]

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From Cornwall, With Love.

Travelling the Cornish coast this week, and it's official. I am in love with Cornwall. Of course, how can you not love a county committed to cream? A short pictorial post today. Much eating to do, yeah? Toodle-loo. … [Read More...]

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Picturing Spring Favourites

Here's a little collection of my recent fave photos. Been playing quite  a bit with Instagram. You can join me there at @vickimcleod. … [Read More...]

7 tips for a happy life

7 Tips for A Happy Life: Lessons Learned

Isn't there a way that life sometimes throws us curveballs? My kitchen is my happy place. When I'm grouchy, frustrated, grieving or simply feeling blue, I turn to my pots and pans and whisks and beaters. Cooking soothes me. It puts me in the … [Read More...]

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What’s the Story, Morning Glory?

I must admit, the title of this post was inspired by my friends at Big Feast Bistro and Catering in Maple Ridge. They have an amazing menu of fresh, locally inspired dishes that are healthy and oh-so-yummy.  Chef Mike Mulcahey creates unique dishes … [Read More...]

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Share the Love: A 14-Day Challenge

In the 14 days leading up to Valentine's Day, I challenged my Facebook fans and followers to find 14 people (not in their direct families - 'cos that would kinda be too easy) and tell these 14 people that they loved them and to go further and get … [Read More...]