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Ultimate Comfort Food

Ultimate Comfort Food

The Ultimate Comfort Food: Meatloaf and my Recipe Challenge to you! Comfort foods … Time honoured, slow cooked dishes, tried and true combinations with that extra something to make them newly welcome each time they are lovingly served. In preparing this style of food, which can mean many things to many people, we are paying […]

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Colouring For Adults

Colouring For Adults

Colouring was once defined as the democratization of art. Many educators concluded that students, regardless of background, could benefit from art education. This would in turn, enhance their conceptual understanding of the tangible and further develop one’s cognitive ability to observe, enlighten and inspire perspective. Thus, we transcend to today. As a restauranteur, I have […]

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Return to Sender … Airline Unknown

Return to Sender … Airline Unknown

Return to Sender … Airline Unknown.    Residing in the Northern hemisphere, we have all been seduced by the notion of warmer temperatures during the winter months. Geographical relocation rears its provocative head throughout the season. Commercial aviation is a massive industry involving the flying of tens of thousands of passengers daily around the globe. […]

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El Fogon Tantalizes!

El Fogon Tantalizes!

El Fogon Tantalizes! El Fogon Restaurant in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, is very well known for serving up rich, local food that is packed with flavours typical of homemade Belizean food. The best part is the authentic smokey taste of the fire hearth that is infused in most of the dishes they prepare. The wood […]

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Soaking Up Ceviche!

Soaking Up Ceviche!

Soaking Up Ceviche! Ceviche is cleverly marinated, raw seafood, fresh herbs and piquant chilies, bathed in a citrus-based mixture, with lemons and limes being the most commonly used. In addition to adding flavor, the citric acid causes the proteins in the seafood to become denatured or chemically altered with the appearance of being cooked. Traditional-style […]

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The Ontario Food Terminal

The Ontario Food Terminal

The Ontario Food Terminal “I’ll Take You There!” When an invitation to visit the infamous “Market” during a recent visit to Toronto presented itself, I couldn’t resist! That mysterious section of the city has always intrigued so many people. My brother is a buyer for a large nursery and this is a weekly excursion for him, […]

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Montreal

Montreal

Montreal In 1987, my sister moved to Montreal to attend McGill University. She spent several years there and during that time, I was fortunate enough to be one of her room mates. It was the summer of 1988 and I was extremely excited to be making the move. I hadn’t saved a lot of money […]

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Foraging for Foder

Foraging for Foder

 This is hospitality code for vacation. Yes, believe it or not, we do work every day. Call it a labour of love, an expedited route to mental exhaustion or just the everlasting quest for that next great explosion of flavour. We, ‘restaurant people’ are a rare breed. We don’t sleep much, we are privileged with […]

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Best Bed Lunch

Best Bed Lunch

Best Bed Lunch If you are familiar with this term, you have some deeply embedded connection to The Maritimes. Bed Lunch … You know what I’m talking about? That extravagant nosh just before sleep. Contrary to almost all food proper literature … It makes preposterous sense to indulge in an unnecessary feast before bedtime. I […]

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Marilyn’s Winter Soup

Marilyn’s Winter Soup

Winter Soup 2016, the year of the $9.00 cauliflower? How can one justify turning this nutritious little nugget into soup? The answer of course, because it’s tastes so amazing, hearty, slightly mineral-like and earthy. I have planted cauliflower from seed many times. It is a cool season vegetable, easiest to grow for harvest in the […]

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