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The Woodshire Inn

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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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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Transient Cutlery & Rogue Utensils

Transient Cutlery & Rogue Utensils

Transient Cutlery Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant, bar or hotel can indulge me in my quest for tracking transient cutlery. Seriously, silverware travels in peculiar circles. I have monitored this for many years. It is truly a baffling phenomenon. Rogue utensils magically appear in cutlery bins all across the country. I have […]

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Valentine’s Day in the Hospitality Industry!

Valentine’s Day in the Hospitality Industry!

Valentine’s Day! ‘Twas the week before Valentine’s and all through the house, reservations were thought to have been made, but for sure, no one knows. Unlike any other ‘date of significance’ on the calendar year, the lead up to Valentine’s Day is a period of speculation, anticipation and secrecy. Birthdays of momentous value can evoke […]

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Super Bowl 50! In it for the Food!

Super Bowl 50! In it for the Food!

Let me begin by stating that I am self diagnosed, impious and wavering imbecile when it comes to football. Sure, I’ll watch the half time, if I like the band and I must confess that all national anthems make me a bit teary eyed … But for me, the reason that Super Bowl exists is for the FOOD!

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