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Nutella truffle pops for World Nutella Day 2013

Yes it’s back  – World Nutella Day!  Once again, Sara from Ms. Adventures in Italy and Michelle from Bleeding Espresso are hosting “World Nutella Day 2013″ (the SEVENTH instalment!) – a day to celebrate,  get creative with, and most importantly, eat Nutella. This is my third year participating in World Nutella Day – in 2010, I made […]

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Chocolate-basil macarons with passion fruit cream cheese filling for the McCormick Flavor Forecast

Last month, I had the chance to preview The McCormick Flavor Forecast for 2013.  In that post I mentioned I was interested in looking further at the Global My Way and Empowered Eating trends, and those will certainly be important avenues for me to investigate this year. These two ideas are more than “trends” for […]

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Baking with Kimberley’s Own granola

I love granola. Confession time though: I am often too lazy to make my own. And you don’t often find a granola that tastes as good as home-made, do you? Which is a problem.  So when I discovered Kimberley’s Own granola last year at the Delicious Food Show in Toronto, I was over the moon. […]

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Rakia Bar (Toronto) – and a recipe for trifle!

a guest post by the intrepid Mr Neil The word “unique” is so often over-used, it seems to have lost its meaning.  Certainly in the food & beverage industry, this is truer than ever.  So when I had the opportunity thanks to the kind folks at Sizzling Communications, to visit a new establishment that truly […]

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Plum poppyseed muffins and a Smitten Kitchen Cookbook giveaway

Long before I was blogging, I was reading food blogs. Some of the first blogs I read are still amongst the blogs I read today – including Smitten Kitchen.  Deb Perelman’s honest, clever writing, her recipes that always work and her gorgeous pictures have kept me coming back for years now. And clearly I am […]

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Sweet potato, balsamic-caramelized onion and goat cheese galette

When Whole Foods Yorkville in Toronto offered me the chance to participate in the “Blogger Gobbler” challenge around Canadian Thanksgiving, I was intrigued. A challenge involving creating a holiday recipe with two secret ingredients – sweet potatoes & 365 Balsamic Vinegar. A challenge to say the very least. We had free range with what type […]

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