In honour of tonight’s @rocklobsterfoodco and @sobeys launch, I give you a #TBT of the first time I hosted a lobster boil in Toronto. I brought back 30lbs of live lobster from the maritimes. 10 friends and a lot of beer, melted butter and lobster! It was a wild night. Do NOT ask about the lobster races.
It’s just so damned pretty out there! #unsweetenedca
Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday or Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday or Paczi Day is the day before Lent. I won’t go into what Lent is, because frankly I don’t have the background to do it justice. The gist of it is that you have to give up all the good things in your kitchen – lard, flour, sugar, eggs (and more) for Lent.
The co [...]
This week’s #tbt was new to me when I found it in a drawer in the island a week or so ago. I have never seen this photo, which is likely one of the first taken of mom and me.
I’m pretty confident that the most frequent comment about the photo over the years has been “and she hasn’t stopped talking since.”
10years ago today I decided to start blogging.
Where has the time gone? Oh, right 1679 posts and 3045 comments, supported by 16,890 flickr photos and countless social media spaces… and of course so many friends and readers!
So I am setting myself a challenge, because a Decade of Blogging seems to be a topic that deserves som [...]
Since I just got back from visiting my dad, this week’s #TBT is one of the first photos of the two of us. We were headed into the Saint John Museum and I was in the papoose Dad designed and made for me. It strapped on his back and boy-o-boy did we get a lot of strange looks in Saint John in the 1960s. Maybe more because he was one of 3 [...]
Over the years we have developed a series of Snowball cocktails, the most recent of which is the Gin Thuya Snowball.
I shared a photo of one and was asked how to make a Snowball, so I decided to post the full recipe here.
Gin Thuya Snowball
The Gin Thuya Snowball is perhaps the easiest of all our Snowball cocktails. The most complex part of [...]
It is snowy and blowy here. The walk to the outhouse this morning required snowshoes. I didn’t wear snowshoes. But it did require them. #mycurrentview
Hello -25, you sure are pretty. #unsweetenedca
Today’s #tbt is in honour of tomorrow’s travel. I’m not banking on there being a bottle of gin but I will share a photo if there is.
The big news I’ve been teasing you with is finally public – I have been appointed Co-Chair of Toronto Taste 2014!
Second Harvest has appointed Alexa Clark and Cheri Dueck Co-Chairs of Toronto Taste 2014. Now in it’s twenty-fourth year, Toronto Taste, presented by The Daniels Corporation, is the city’s premier culinary event and single largest [...]
Chef Jesse Vergen, that’s who!
You may remember Jesse from his profile as part of the Chefs #LoveCDNBeef series, his Beef Tongue Taco recipe which is a favourite on Pinterest as well, or from the number of times I’ve mentioned this meal when talking about going to Saint John.
I’m a huge fan of Jesse’s for a bunch of reasons, not the least of [...]
Even back then it was hard to keep me from wiggling in a photoshoot This #tbt is for you @brilynnf
Did I tell you about that time I spent on the island alone over the
winter makeup? (Of course I have) Today’s #TBT is from 2005. My last day on the island before crossing the river ice and coming back to the hustle and bustle of city life. With everything that was going on at the time it was a hard time to be alone and unable to leave [...]