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S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition – and a giveaway at Lee restaurant!

Cole Nicholson’s earliest memory of cooking was as a little kid where he would stand in the kitchen and watch his mother make dinner.  She wouldn’t let him help but the simple act of standing there made him feel a part of things. Every once in a while she would let him make “soup”. putting […]

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Ancient Grains for Modern Meals Maria Speck's lemon quinoa with currants, dill and zucchini recipe

Maria Speck’s lemon quinoa with currants, dill and zucchini and a giveaway!

In this season of over-indulgence, it’s sometimes hard to eat right so today I am delighted to draw your attention to Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck.  Selected by The New York Times as “a best summer cookbook” as well as one of “This Year’s Notable Cookbooks”, Ancient Grains for Modern Meals has […]

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No longer a refuge. An adventure.

Welcome -  eat. live. travel. write. has had a little bit of a face lift, thanks to Fine Lime Designs and the fabulous artwork of Lisa Orgler.  It’s been a while coming (Melissa and I started talking about this at the beginning of the summer but the little matter of launching Food Bloggers of Canada […]

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Kathleen Flinn's The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

Kathleen Flinn: The Kitchen Counter Cooking School

I was very excited to be offered a review copy of Kathleen Flinn’s latest book, The Kitchen Counter Cooking School recently. Not only did I love Flinn’s first book, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, but I had the great pleasure to meet her (albeit briefly) last summer in Seattle at IFBC.  She’s […]

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Vineyards in Clos de Vougeot, Burgundy

A farewell to summer party (and a giveaway!)

Yes, it’s been a lovely summer, in England, France, Vancouver and Mexico. But all good things must come to an end and as I head to work today for the first day of classes with the boys, I must sadly bid goodbye to summer.  But not before one last backyard get-together…  I was recently given […]

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