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Nourish Cookbook Review and Blog Hop

May 4, 2016

It's nice to be back with another fresh new cookbook to review and this time the focus is on health and flavour with Nourish - Whole food recipes featuring seeds, nuts and beans.

The authors of this new Canadian cookbook, Nettie Cronish and Cara Rosenbloom, bonded over their shared love of co…

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Per La Famiglia Cookbook Review and Giveaway

March 22, 2016

It's time for another new Canada-wide simultaneous cookbook review, as myself and food bloggers across the country fill our kitchens with recipes from Per La Famiglia - Memories and Recipes of Southern Italian Home Cooking by Emily Richards.

Once you've read about my experience making Per La …

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Butter Celebrates with Christmas Panettone, a Canadian Blog Hop and Giveaway

November 25, 2015

I've been excited about this day for a while now, because #ButterBakedBloggers are back with something new! There's a fresh cookbook bringing together everything sweet and butter-baked about holidays and celebrations throughout the year. Butter Celebrates! A Year of Sweet Recipes to Share with F…

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The Canning Kitchen Cookbook Review

August 25, 2015

It's time for another cookbook review and today it's all about empowering you to embrace the art of small batch canning. I'm joining a great group of food bloggers from across Canada as we try recipes from The Canning Kitchen by Amy Bronee and share our experiences working with this new canning …

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Honeycomb Brittle and Butter Baked Goods Giveaway

November 26, 2014

 

Oh, I've been looking forward to this one for a while... It's time for the Butter Baked Goods Cookbook Roundup and Giveaway!

A diverse group of food bloggers from across Canada have been pouring over the pages of Butter Baked Goods - Nostalgic Recipes from a Little Neighbourhood Bakery. This ho…

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Going high tech in the kitchen - A Nexus 7 review

February 12, 2014

I love trying new kitchen gadgets, but many that I try are of the 'funky grater' or 'unique pasta maker' variety. Bringing technology into my kitchen has been limited to me dragging my laptop onto the counter to follow more complicated online recipes and YouTube videos. So I was delighted when Sta…

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Foodie Gift Ideas 2013

December 12, 2013

 

Less than two weeks until Christmas, are you finished your shopping yet? I'm not even close, but I'll get there...

I wanted to share some of my foodie gift ideas from products I've learned more about or tried myself in 2013, all of which are easy to order online (what's that, less time in over-…

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Pies cookbook review and giveaway

November 12, 2013

Holiday baking can either be a joy or a chore (or a little of both...), but trust-worthy recipes make all the difference when you're juggling a higher than usual number of dishes around the holidays.

A new Canadian cookbook has come to the rescue of home cooks with a gorgeous new resource focused…

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A cheesy yet catchy birthday tribute to Julia Child

August 14, 2013

The queen of Mastering the art of French Cooking's birthday on August 15, and her legacy lives on in every single person who learns from her recipes and discovers the true pleasure of cooking.

The autotune fad that bombarded the internet was pretty damn stupid, but it did produce one of my favourit…

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Pass the Pasta Puttanesca, please

April 23, 2013

Sometimes learning a new recipe is a 'monkey see, monkey do' experience for me. I watch a celebrity chef making something on a cooking show, and I instantly want to try it myself, just to see what it tastes like or to test a claim made about the dish by the chef.

In this case, I came across an o…

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Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop showcases Kelowna this April

March 12, 2013

Have you always dreamed of writing about food and wine, but have never known quite where to start? Or are you a well-seasoned writer who needs a little inspiration to keep your stories fresh in 2013? Then the Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop (OKFWWW) is just the thing to sink your teeth into …

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Menu & Shopping for Vij's Live Cookalong

March 5, 2013

Are you going to join the rest of Canada learning how to cook an Indian Family Feast live online with Vikram Vij?

I certainly am, and have been looking forward to learning what meal Vikram will be teaching all of us. Announced this week in newspapers across Canada, it's going to be...

Vij Family…

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Canada's first online live Cookalong with Vikram Vij

February 20, 2013

Have you ever dreamed of your favourite chef coming into right your kitchen to teach you how to cook a dinner just like them?

When I have these dreams, one of the faces I wish I could see beside me at the stove is Vikram Vij, award-winning chef, author and Canadian hero of Indian cuisine. Well, th…

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Retro cookbooks are cheap & tasty entertainment

February 5, 2013

When I was a little girl I would spend hours pouring over photographs in my mother's cookbooks. I was fascinated by the art that could be created with food, although at a young age that just translated to page after page of "Mmmmmm, I want some of that..."

As an adult, I've had lots of fun hunting …

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Gift Ideas - Print your own personalized cookbook

November 28, 2012
I recently came across a unique gift idea - designing and printing your own personalized cookbook online. I like the idea that it documents great family recipes with personalized pictures for a Christmas gift that's both useful and meaningful.

Blurb.ca has shared a great deal with all you lovely foo…

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