Category Archives: Random musings

Memories of… Argentina

I could have opened with “Don’t Cry For Me…” but that just seemed melodramatic…. I have been absent for the last few weeks due to a recent work trip to Argentina.  I was working with a group of amazing women entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Kitchen Dreamin’ : Fellow Foodie Input Invited

So it has been just over a year since I posted on my dream kitchen.  And when I wrote that post, I never imagined that I would now be in the position of actually being able to bring that dream … Continue reading

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Processing…Not Just Tomato Sauce

Rather than share a photo of the end result (27 jars of tomato sauce) or the starting place (one bushel of ripe Ontario roma tomatoes), I chose to share a photo of the mid-way point of my 10 hour tomato sauce … Continue reading

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For My Mum: Spinach Goma-Ae

What are your rituals when you return to your home town after being away for many years?  I left Vancouver 16  years ago for Toronto in what was  intended to be an 18 month stay while I went to school…and, … Continue reading

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A simple meal of oysters

Although not everyone is a fan, I love raw oysters.  However, I don’t really eat them often in Toronto as they never seem quite “fresh” enough…but when on an island renowned for its oysters, oh my, time to indulge! The … Continue reading

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Where do you find inspiration?

What feeds your cooking mojo? “No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.” … Continue reading

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Early Inspiration for a Foodie

As a voracious reader from early on, I believe certain books inspired me to be a “foodie” – I always wondered about the apple jams in “Anne of Green Gables” and I was intrigued by the description of making head … Continue reading

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