Squeeze Citrus

author | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments | category Tips & Tricks

Keeping citrus on hand is a great way to perk up a sauce or a salad dressing. Keep lemons and limes in the refrigerator and if they start to get dried, shriveled or have brown spots on the skin, squeeze the juice and store it covered in the refrigerator or...

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Old Bananas

author | October 25, 2012 | 0 Comments | category Tips & Tricks

Freeze overripe bananas (peeled) if you don’t have time to use them immediately. Throw them into smoothies or defrost them when you want to make some banana bread or muffins.

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Le Pain au Chocolat

author | May 23, 2010 | 0 Comments | category Food


In North America the French pastry treat most commonly known and consumed is the croissant. This little flaky “sweetmeat” is consumed by the tens of thousands across urban America daily with morning coffee or a mid-afternoon snack. And although quality can vary immensely, the gourmands can feel that with every...

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Desperately Seeking the Best Croissant in Montreal

author | May 2, 2010 | 0 Comments | category Food, Places


Good news: Delicious croissants abound in Montréal. In fact, some neighbourhoods in this city boast as many bakeries as their Parisian counterparts. But since you can’t possibly spend your entire weekend in Montréal testing croissants (or can you?), I thought I’d put my personal favourites to the test, so that...

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Poland Culinary Vacations

author | April 19, 2010 | 0 Comments | category Food


At Poland Culinary Vacations, we offer customized, intimate cooking vacations throughout the various regions of Poland. We combine elements of rural tourism—known locally as “agrotourism”—with a satisfying, slow-vacation approach. You’ll enjoy hands-on and demonstration-style cooking lessons in Polish farm homes and acclaimed urban restaurants. In the evenings, you’ll retire to...

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Happy Hour at the Dive Bar for Foodies

author | April 9, 2009 | 0 Comments | category Food

I am not embarrassed to admit my favorite coffee table book is a paper catalog. The Zingerman’s catalog. Coined by a friend as ‘food porn’, it is page-after-page of the world’s most delicious food finds, from hard to find, family made olive oils, to Zingerman’s own fresh bread, handmade candy...

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Are Nutritional Therapists Allowed To Sin – The 80/20 Rule

author | March 29, 2009 | 0 Comments | category Food


Last weekend was Mothers Day, (here in the UK) and I found myself in the kitchen baking a batch of lemon and almond cupcakes, complete with butter icing! Delicious though these cupcakes were, the ingredients consisted of butter, white sugar, eggs, lemon curd and sin of sins white flour –...

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author | January 28, 2009 | 0 Comments | category Events


This past weekend we attended CupcakeCampTO, held at Lapspace Studio. It was the first Canadian installment of the popular San Francisco cupcake unconference, originally started by Ariel Waldman, Marianne Masculino and Cindy Li. Cupcakes were in plentiful abundance. When we arrived, the place was packed, and sugar was in the...

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