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5 Date Ideas

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Yes, date ideas. No, this is not that kind of blog. We’re talking about the fruit. Things to do with dates, because they are versatile and delicious, so it’s only right we actively come up with new ideas on how to use them (though they are great on their own, too).

My favourite type is Medjool variety, as you have no doubt noticed if you’ve read any of the recipes on Conscientious Cookie using dates. They’re larger and sweeter than other dates. That’s why they are superior. (more…)

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Cranberry-Lemon Scones with Lemon Glaze

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To be sure, I’m not making scones often. I’m not a scone prodigy in the least. You know that dough + floured surface + hands in dough bit? I’m not into it. Getting the dough on my hands. On everything. I mean… for some people making bread is like meditation but for me it’s like: wow, what a mess. (more…)

Spicy Lentil Pilaf with Pineapple-Walnut Salad

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What this post comes down to is me giving myself a little kick in the butt.

I have the worst habits in summer, one of which is not eating actual meals. Just snacking continually throughout the day. Actually… this habit transcends into the school year, too. It’s just me and hummus and rice cakes for the long run. (more…)