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CIA Greystone: Wine Spectator Restaurant (St Helena)

When I was scouting out places to eat in the Napa and Sonoma valleys, I knew that one place I really wanted to get to was Culinary Institute of America (CIA) Greystone, at least for a cooking demonstration, if not for a meal.  I lucked out on both counts and our first night in Napa, […]

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Life’s peachy!

Continuing the focus on fresh fruit, after working with fabulous Ontario plums, I scored a gorgeous basked of Ontario Peaches at the St Lawrence Market last weekend.  Wanting to put them to good use, I headed to The Ontario Tender Fruit Producers website for some inspiration (I just love that they are one of my […]

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Plummy goodness from the Ontario Tender Fruit Producers

During muggy weather like we’ve been having recently, there’s nothing I like to eat more than fruit. For breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It’s been exciting over the last couple of weeks to see all the Ontario fruits coming into season and it seems a fitting time to announce the third sponsor who is helping me […]

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Good bites in Philly!

Ten days in Philadelphia, what to do, what to do?  Well in fact I didn’t have that much free time in between attending and presenting papers at both the International Boys’ Schools Coalition Annual Conference and the American Association of Teachers of French Annual Conference but in the little time I did have, I made […]

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1000 Tastes of Toronto

Last Saturday and Sunday, Queens Park in Toronto played host to the President’s Choice 1000 Tastes of Toronto, part of the Luminato Festival. According to the website, “Toronto is justly renowned for the cultural diversity of its cuisine” and 1000 Tastes would offer “a unique opportunity to sample some of the very best gourmet delicacies […]

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Guu Izakaya (Toronto)

I’ve now dined with the lovely Andrea from High/Low Food/Drink in three different cities – San Francisco (when we first met at the Foodbuzz Festival), New York (where she lives now) and now Toronto (her home town).  The stars aligned to make her visit to Toronto coincide with Conor’s and we planned this meal by […]

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