One of life’s greatest pleasures is dessert and for those of you who love something sweet, but lack baking skills, you’re in luck! Made from mascarpone, eggs, ladyfingers, coffee and chocolate, tiramisu is a no-bake delight.
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The brisk morning air sent a memorable chill through me as I walked the dog on our morning jaunt. The sunshine dappled through the almost changing leaves and there was that sense of seasonal change in the breeze. Nostalgia grabbed a hold of me and my thoughts turned to Paris. I visited once in early October and today reminded me of that trip. My mind flooded with all the things I cherished in that city, but between you and me, I wanted to dislike it, because everyone loves Paris, but once there, how could I object to something so wonderful!?
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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” –– Leonardo da Vinci
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Guys, I made this incredible lazy-girl dinner the other day and it was pretty darn good, so I must share. I cleverly call it Chaat Nachos, because it’s a riff on India’s popular street food snack chaat… but in the guise of nachos.
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Tucked away on the backside of Chinatown lies a tiny enclave of brick residential homes and a smattering of sidewalk cafes and restaurants, with a temperament that extends off the hippie vibe of Kensington market, but in a grown up way. This is Baldwin Village. For Torontonians, it’s where the infamous 2-for-1 Chinese fried lobster special from Wah Sing resides. It’s also home to a sweet gelato shop featuring Asian-flavored gelato.
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It was a rainy afternoon-turned-evening and I was faced with the struggle of rummaging up something to eat. I was alone, and cooking for one is never that exciting (to me), I find a sweet pleasure in cooking for others, witnessing their satisfaction with each bite as your sign of endearment. Before I lamented at the thought of cooking for myself, a recipe popped into my mind, shifting my thoughts to excitement. It’s one that I’ve wanted to try and just so happened to be the perfect meal to brighten up this grey day, plus it was simple, really simple.
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I remember my first tramezzino.
We were out-skirting the Northern edge of Parma in a silver Fiat Panda on our way to a quaint place called Bagnacavallo. We made a pit stop at an Autogrill, my first brush with Italy’s famed road side stop.
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What’s packed with flavor, can be eaten on the go, is made fresh right before your eyes and only costs $2.50… did I mention that it comes on a delicious French baguette?
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If you live in Toronto you won’t have to travel all the way to Disney World for a Dole Whip – the pineapple soft serve delicacy with a cult following.
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I think it was the Instagram-worthy pancakes that drew me in to this Aussie-inspired brunch locale in Bloordale and I’m thankful that they did.
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I love watching the flurry of activity on the streets of Toronto’s Chinatown. The dumpling makers, curb-side herb sellers, the many hands selecting their choice fruits and veggies… oh and roasted duck.
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It’s been five long years, but as an old heroine of ours once said…
“They say nothing lasts forever…
You know the likes of peanut butter and jelly, pasta and tomatoes…? Well, you can officially include za’atar and cheese as a perfect pairing. Keep Reading!
Rainy day, lazy mood and some rogue veggies scattered in the fridge can only mean one thing. Order takeout! Kidding. I hardly ever order takeout, instead I’d rather channel my inner top chef and get creative. Keep Reading!
I love lists, don’t you? In fact, I love lists so much, the Notes tab on my iPhone is always open as I’m constantly jotting down anything from grocery lists, songs I want to listen to, perfumes I want to smell, to-do lists, and appointments… you get the gist, I take notes, lots of ’em!
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We know they’re bad for us, packed with calories and laden with fats and sodium… but dang they’re good! I haven’t had a Big Mac in ages, in fact, I remember when they came in those orange Styrofoam containers that you opened with a teeth gritting induced squeak and there it was: two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame-seed bun.
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