BOO!! It’s Halloween!

We were in London, England during the last two weeks of October in 2012 and darned if we didn’t see Halloween stuff all over the place! I couldn’t believe it. I mean, I thought the Brits. did their bit on Guy Fawkes Day. We saw people in costumes heading into some kind of afternoon event not far from… Continue Reading…

A New Toy!

It was the spring of 1986 and I had a big income tax return in my hot little hands and I knew exactly where I was going to spend it! Back in the day, Kitchen Aid stand mixers were not as easily found as they are now and once I did a bit of leg-work,… Continue Reading…

A Canadian Thanksgiving

A couple of  years ago,  we shared Thanksgiving dinner with our very good friends and neighbours and plan to do the same this year. Our dinners together are often a combined effort of deliciousness and this dinner was no exception; from a very yummy roasted garlic tart to butternut squash gnocchi and finishing with Mom’s… Continue Reading…

The Fat Badger Pub – An English Style Pub

Reviews of local restaurants on this blog are something I don’t usually do, but the arrival of an English style “gastro-pub” or “pub” not far from home, is something we were really looking forward to because of our  great experiences in London! Just the name “The Fat Badger” had us hooked! And then if that was not… Continue Reading…

Why I Love Italian Packaging

Italians can’t seem to help themselves when it comes to packaging their products! It’s a design thing! I promised myself when we were in Italy a few months ago, there was no way we were hauling home dried pasta! So…one day, near the end of our 2 week stay in Roma, we went to Romeo… Continue Reading…

Fall – What’s In Season??

It’s Fall once again.  I know, I know.  It seems sad.  Summer is over and now we move towards the end of the year, but it’s not all bad news!  If you check out the list below of the goodies making their appearances at our Farmer’s Markets, we can actually jump for joy! There is… Continue Reading…

The Search For Perfection

With all the fruit at the Farmer’s Market, it’s pie making time! Plums, apples, blueberries and more! Years ago, when I had just moved into my own place, I decided that it was time for me to make a blueberry pie. Well, why not. I had been successfully cooking things since I was 11 or… Continue Reading…