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Everything’s better with butter!

As most readers of this blog will know, butter is a great friend of the eat. live. travel. write. household.  We would rather eat less of a better quality product, than relegate ourselves to eating petroleum byproducts.  So when I was in Florida at Food Blog Forum last week, Mr Neil was delighted to be […]

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Macarons at Nadege in Toronto

Macaron Day 2012 (Toronto)

You have NO idea how excited I was to find out that Le Jour du Macaron was finally coming to Toronto this year. Hurrah!  After reading posts like these about all the fun my friends were having during New York’s Macaron Days, I couldn’t wait to participate.  Better still, it was taking place in my […]

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Chef Michelle Usprech for Beer Bistro at The Chef’s House (George Brown College)

A beer pairing dinner? How intriguing!  It’s become so commonplace to hear about wine and food pairing these days that it was very refreshing to see Michelle Usprech’s beer-themed dinner listed amongst the George Brown College Chefs’ House Rising Chef Series dinners this year! Basically a showcase for up and coming Canadian culinary talent, as […]

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Cole Nicholson’s maple juniper beef tenderloin with chocolate-infused red wine jus and leek and potato mash

Last week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Toronto regional finals for the S. Pellegrino Almost Famous Chefs Competition where we saw Daniela Molettieri take the prize for her Filet of Veal Stuffed with Wild Mushrooms, served with Butternut Squash and Roasted Hazelnut Puree.  Well Daniela’s was my second favourite dish that night – […]

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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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