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eat. live. travel. write. is TEN today!

Break out the bubbles because this blog turns 10 today! That’s right – on May 15th 2009, this blog was born… If you want to read the full story about how and why I started a blog all those years ago, you can sign up to receive my brand new newsletter! The first edition comes … Read more

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A little bit of housekeeping…

(these sunflowers have nothing to do with this post but they’re pretty!) Oh hi there! This isn’t a recipe post or a book review today (thought I do have a whole series of “Summer Reads” reviews coming up starting next week…), it’s a little bit of housekeeping… General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Over the past … Read more

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Second Harvest celebrates the 27th year of Toronto Taste

On Sunday June 4th, Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity, is calling all food lovers and connoisseurs to join them at Toronto Taste, Toronto’s original premier culinary event presented by The Daniels Corporation (a Presenting Sponsor of Toronto Taste for 22 years).  The event will feature food and beverages from over 90 sought-after restaurants … Read more