A Feastival for the Senses

Ahhh…September you naughty beast you! You sneak in after summer, with your beautiful warm afternoon sun, foliage on high volume colour and tease us with your pumpkin-spiced everything and then ...


The School with A Soul

The sun spills though my window, with stretching and creaking bones, I reluctantly rise. Crazy butterflies flitting in my tummy, traveling from room to room; my sing-song begins. ‘Wakey…wakey…eggs and ...


Easy Breezy Beefy Stroganoff

Whenever I interview a chef or cook or foodie-like person, I inevitably ask them to describe their favourite childhood meal. It never fails. They get a dreamy, cloudy, soft look ...

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Cuckoo’s Linguine alla Pescatora

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In A Pickle!

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Back to Life. Back to reality?

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Featured Image -- 2012

Lazy long weekend dinner

Originally posted on Just a Pinch of Ginger:
Clearly I love to cook. I’m obsessed with food, but sometimes…I just don’t want to bother. I’m tired, it’s so messy, or just can’t decide what to make. Eating out is a fantastic option, when it’s in the budget…not so much lately! Ordering in, same budget issue…

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Featured Image -- 2010

Be the helpers…

Originally posted on Just a Pinch of Ginger:
Everyone will be writing about yesterdays tragedy in Boston, and why not? The fresh, raw pain is on our minds as we go about our daily tasks. In our hearts we pray for those families as we deal with the minutia of our jobs, our kids…the life…

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Featured Image -- 2008

5 reasons to share thanks…

Originally posted on Just a Pinch of Ginger:
Reflecting over the last two decades of Thanksgiving dinners, there have been some pretty memorable moments. AS you have probably gathered, I’m kind of a “the-more-the-merrier-gal” ! The faces around the table vary every year. There’s been family from near and far. Friends, both old and new,…

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Three-step Seafood Ceviche

In our house, I often refer to my guy as ‘Chef’. Although I am using it as a term of endearment, he dislikes this title intensely.  Mostly because he feels it hasn’t been earned. As a culinary school grad, he has massive respect for his professors and the cooks in the industry who have earned […]

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Hot nights…cool noodles!

Addiction…it’s a difficult thing to shake. I’ve been fighting off a big one for years now. Just when I feel like I’ve turned a corner…there it is. Although I have cut back a lot in the last few years, every once in awhile a new one shows up where I least expect it…and with trembling […]

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steps to the light

that perfect hand...

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big... and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time... it's perfect. It's mine.


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