Decadent Chocolate Cake

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February 7th, 2012 was the day I started publishing this blog. That’s over 5 years ago! I can’t believe it myself. All birthday celebrations should include cake so I spent quite a lot of time flipping through cookbooks to find … Continue reading


Sweet Cherry Pie

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Can she bake a cherry pie? Yes. But the better question would surely be: “Does it taste any good?” I’ve never been successful making crusts. I should have paid more attention when my grandmother and mother made pie – they … Continue reading


Maple Shortbread

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In my family, it is part of Christmas tradition to make my grandmother’s version of shortbread. You remember… it’s here, if you want to read about it again. At this time of year, you don’t want to mess around with … Continue reading


On Vacation

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Ace Bakery Artisan Workshop

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To celebrate their 20th year in business, Ace Bakery presented a series of workshops, highlighting 20 food-producing artisans from all across Canada. I had the good fortune to win a pair of tickets to one of the workshops, so on … Continue reading



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Not too long ago, I was catching up with a friend over lunch. We were covering all the standard topics: movies seen, television watched, music listened to, books read. I had answers for all but the last question, as I … Continue reading


Apricot Pork Tenderloin

Apricot Pork tenderloin, served with rice and edamame

This is a very simple recipe… so simple, in fact, that you could assign it to a beginner cooking class and they would have no trouble at all re-creating it from your description. But in case my cooking class would … Continue reading


St. Lawrence Market

Recently, there’s been some publicity around an article by National Geographic calling Toronto’s St. Lawrence Market ( one of the 10 best markets in the world. And Trip Advisor calls it the #1 place to shop in Toronto: reading


George Benson

These days, I’m not doing too much cooking, as it’s jazz festival season and I’m out, seeing as many shows as I can. Luckily, I won front-row tickets to a show I thought I was going to have to pass … Continue reading