‘Food’ Category

A taste of Italy…but not in Italy

A taste of Italy…but not in Italy

I’ve been to Italy once, and I hope to visit again. It is a carb and gelato-lovers dream – a place where all my favourite foods are plentiful. I had a sandwich in Florence that was rolled up like a burrito, but instead of a tortilla wrap, it was rolled up in a thin sheet of […]

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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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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: 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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A delicious night with Thai-inspired food and canola

A delicious night with Thai-inspired food and canola

I never paid much attention to canola before. It was an all-purpose oil my parents often used and I knew it from the bottle that sat on the counter.
I never paid much attention to canola until I lived in Manitoba and drove past fields of bright yellow and had no idea what on earth it […]

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Thai Beef Curry recipe

On BT Toronto I made a simple Thai Massaman Curry using store-bought curry paste which you can find at most major grocery stores. I used the Thai Kitchen Massaman curry which is fairly mild and a bit sweet. But you can certainly use your favourite curry paste and play around with the ingredients you like.
This […]

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Valentine’s Day hidden heart cupcakes

Valentine’s Day hidden heart cupcakes

I posted the above photo to Instagram and Facebook this morning and didn’t think anyone would really care about making them, but I was wrong!
I made the cupcakes for a segment on Cityline about food hacks. These can be a bit tricky to do but they’re not difficult. You just have to watch them as […]

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February giveaway! Philips Digital Airfryer

February giveaway! Philips Digital Airfryer

Before the holidays I had a chance to try out the Philips AirFryer which lets you cook some of your favourite foods with little or no oil using Rapid Air Technology. Basically, hot air circulates really quickly to bake, “fry” and crisp up your favourite foods so you aren’t eating as much oil and fat. […]

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