Monthly Archives: June 2013

Taste of the Maritimes

There is something about eating lobster that feels so….decadent.   I’m not sure whether it’s the sense of reward after you have worked to get the meat out of the shell, or maybe it’s that perfect partnership with melted butter? … Continue reading

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The sharpest knife in the drawer…

One of the lovely things about this time of year is that if you are lucky enough, you get invited to friends’ cottages.  As a polite and grateful guest, I always like to volunteer to make at least one meal…satisfying … Continue reading

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Memories of…

I met up with a friend last night for drinks at one of my favourite hotel bars in Toronto – the terrace of the Park Hyatt.   It was a lovely chance to catch up, and gaze out at the … Continue reading

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Ouch!

Got a little overzealous dicing onions last night…but after years of cooking, just bandaged myself up and kept going. I guess it says something about how committed you are to your passions when you willingly sustain injuries in the process … Continue reading

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Can’t Get Enough…

Do you ever go through phases when you are absolutely obsessed with a food?  Where you could eat it with every meal?  This can last days or weeks, and then just as quickly as the obsession started, it ends. I … Continue reading

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Gee Whiz!

I don’t about the rest of you but Cheez Whiz was part of my childhood.  Something about that fluorescent orange colour instantly brings back memories….not just of cheesy celery sticks but also of TV ads that would run in the … Continue reading

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I Can…Because I Can…

Personally, I blame it on reading way too much Laura Ingalls Wilder and Lucy Maud Montgomery as a child…all those amazing words and images about preserves, canning, and the importance of putting down food when in season to see them … Continue reading

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