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Not just ON THE MENU

Not just ON THE MENU

but also IN THE KITCHEN!!! Yup, thanks to YOU and your BUZZING my Bertolli menu item, I will be demonstrating my “Pesto Deconstructed Pizzas” LIVE in the Bertolli Sauces kitchen at the Foodbuzz Festival this Saturday in San Francisco!!! I am OVER THE MOON! (and a bit nervous!) I will be happy to share the […]

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Parade of Pumpkins!

Parade of Pumpkins!

Every year on November 1st, everyone in our neighbourhood brings their pumpkins to a local park (at the end of my street) and lines them up. This has a twofold purpose: 1. How FUN!2. Means noone is throwing their pumpkins out on the street come November 1st and that the City can come and collect […]

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Risotto and pumpkins… oh my!

Risotto and pumpkins… oh my!

Reading my way around the blogosphere this past week, there has been a plethora of great recipes involving pumpkin. Two that caught my eye were Natalie’s Fiscalini cheddar risotto stuffed squash and Paula’s Risotto alla Zucca (pumpkin risotto). I was particularly interested in these because 1) I knew I had a bunch of different squash […]

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Is it a ….

Is it a ….

Ok, so yesterday, I thought I was pretty clever in my Hallowe’en “costume” (even more so because it did not involve any work!!!). But look what my friend Martha sent me last night: Yup, those are her sons’ costumes drying in the front garden. A golf ball and a lemon (“I have quirky kids” she […]

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My Hallowe’en costume

My Hallowe’en costume

Of course, I was a chef! Wearing my chef whites from George Brown Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts. It was a crazy week at school with Parent Teacher interviews and then Hallowe’en craziness (imagine 156 sugared up, in costume kids!!!) but I made it! Looking forward to doling out the candy tomorrow night at […]

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