Author Archive for: ‘paychen’

Jamaica-me Hungry!

Jamaica-me Hungry!

It’s no secret I base many of my travel decisions on the food I can eat while I’m away – and that was the main reason for choosing Jamaica for a winter getaway. I’ve been there once before – briefly on a press trip – two years ago and remember eating the most delicious jerk […]

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Monday got you blue?

Monday got you blue?

At the end of November, I flew down to Cancun, Mexico for a few short days to shoot some videos for Sunwing Vacations which you’ll find online for the CBC in the coming weeks. It was my first time in Mexico and we had the most perfect weather. Yes, it was a work trip but that little […]

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Contest – win a Philips Pasta Maker!

Contest – win a Philips Pasta Maker!

If you know me even just a little bit – you know how much I love pasta. Last year I gave away a Philips pasta machine and I discovered that YOU love pasta as much as I do.
Well, Philips tweeked the machine and came out with a new model – one that weighs your dry […]

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Contest – Win a $100 Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit gift basket

Contest – Win a $100 Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit gift basket

I’m working with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit and they’re offering two lucky people a beautiful gift basket with 4 SunGold kiwifruit, these adorable Kate Spade plates (4), a small cutting board, and a Kate Spade recipe book, plus a spife (a knife/spoon combo). Each prize is worth $100
Thought kiwis were only green? Think again! The SunGold […]

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Father’s Day gift ideas

Father’s Day gift ideas

I did a few TV segments recently showing off some gift ideas for the dad who loves to cook or just loves good food and drinks.
Here’s where you can buy or find out more about some of the items:
Slow roasted porchetta family meals and sandwiches from Carver. Call or visit to place your order! 101 […]

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Contest – make the holidays suck in a good way

Contest – make the holidays suck in a good way

The holidays are messy and I’m here to help.
The kind folks at Rowenta have offered up this great new vacuum as a giveaway and I’m excited to help someone clean up this holiday season! The new Silence Force Extreme (doesn’t it sound very sci-fi like a character from Star Wars or something?) is especially great […]

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Eating up on the Terrace

Eating up on the Terrace

You know when you keep saying to people that you should get together, and you really mean it but work happens, life happens, babies happen and no one makes a solid plan? Happens to me all the time.
Earlier this week I text two friends I hadn’t seen in many months and told them to join […]

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CONTEST: win a Philips Pasta Maker!

CONTEST: win a Philips Pasta Maker!

*contest is now closed! Thanks to everyone for entering!*
I was very kindly given a new Philips pasta maker and left it in the box for 2 weeks before opening it up to test. I am often given kitchen appliances to try (blenders, juicers, coffee makers) and some of them are clunky and a pain to […]

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Update your summer wardrobe with a $200 gift card from Girl Friday!

Update your summer wardrobe with a $200 gift card from Girl Friday!

I have been shopping at Girl Friday since they opened their first shop on College near Ossington over 10 years ago. That location has since closed and their shop on Queen Street West downtown Toronto remains one of my favourite go-to shops for reasonably priced, fun, colourful, and unique clothing. Owner/designer Rebecca Nixon also makes […]

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Contest and promo code for Imm Living goodies + links for BT items!

Contest and promo code for Imm Living goodies + links for BT items!

Some of my favourite home items are by a Toronto design company called Imm Living. I’ll be featuring some of their items on Breakfast Television on Thursday morning – scroll down for a promo code and CONTEST INFO!  Contest is closed…congrats Michelle S. on winning the great prize pack!
Edit: Here are links to some of […]

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