Truth is I actually stole a peach. I walked right up and plucked it from the tree, then stood there giggling like a 13-year old after stealing her first kiss. (Yes, I was a late bloomer, just like the peaches this year.) But I’m not sure admitting to stealing on your blog is good for one’s reputation. (Though neither is that kis [...]
Yes, it’s getting sweet and sappy here on unsweetened.ca because for the first time in my life I made maple syrup!
All my years in the woods, all my stories of pruning, chopping, tending tress and I’d never tapped one. I’ve never made maple syrup before. I’ve never visited a Cabane au Sucre. I’ve never had maple taffy fresh from the snow.
As part of the Blissdom Ultimate Foodie Excursion I led a tour through Kensington Market Sunday Morning. We did the tour after a great breakfast at Caplansky’s &before heading down to Longo’s MLS for the the Cuisinart Soup Challenge. What an honour to be invited to do this.Thank you Emma, it was great fun!
You can see some [...]
I wanted to do something a little special as a Canadian Beef Ambassador. Something unique to unsweetened.ca, something that showcases the interesting and tasty things being done with Canadian Beef by Chefs in Canada. So today I’m announcing the launch of Chefs #LoveCDNBeef on unsweetened.ca
Each month I will introduce you to a new Chef and t [...]
So one of the cool things about working on new projects is the opportunity to work with new people. Now in the case of a Brand Ambassadorship usually this is the brand and sometimes the agency who is connecting you, but one of the nice parts of the Canadian Beef Brand Ambassadorship is that we’ve been encouraged to get to know each other. [...]
I’ve been teasing some of you with my “new sponsored foodie adventure” and finally the Ts are crossed and Is dotted, and I can finally reveal what is up!
I have been selected to be a Brand Ambassador for Canadian Beef! I am one of 10 people from Beechville, NS to Victoria, BC, who have been selected to represent this Canadian of all Canadian [...]
Lex in the Olives — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
A little closer to the trees this time.
Senior Pintxos is getting excited — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
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Encuentro Internacional de la cocina delaceite de oliva virgen extra — Originally uploaded by LexnGer
And so it begins
So, I’ll tell this in the short version and the long version. And just this one time, I’ll tell a super-short version first.
I am going to Spain on Saturday!
[end of super-short version]
I have been invited as a Canadian Delegate to the 10th Annual Cooking with Olive Oil Conference (el Encuentro Internacional de Cocina con Aceite de Oliva V [...]
Well that was a lot of fun! Last night I judged the San Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition. 6 culinary students competing to win the Canadian Regionals and progress to the finals in California.
It was a nail biter! There were leaders and early favourites in the kitchen, but it wasn’t until the last plate was s [...]
We have 20 bloggers, influencers and folks-about town coming in for a cooking demo with Matt cooking 5 International dishes all from Longo’s shelves and each dish featuring an Ontario product.
This is Taste Ontario, Taste the World
As you may have noticed, all these dinner stories seem to start with some sort of life-event making dinner challenging. Isn’t that always the way? I know I’m not alone.
Friday night we were headed out of town. A quick train trip to visit family and I was really excited to snag wings at the Longo’s Maple Leaf Square store to eat on the train [...]
Because life is never boring, Thursday night’s dinner deal lined up with a HoHoTO sponsorship team meeting. Of course that means a great opportunity to feed a group!
So, guess who brought the pizza? (Okay, it was Gerry because I was busy getting things lined up for our meeting.)
Gerry picked up three 16” pepperoni pizzas at the Elizabeth Str [...]
Well, remember how my best friend and his daughter were visiting on Tuesday? Well they were still visiting Wednesday. Wednesday morning anyway. It was a lovely visit with lots of catching up, but it meant my day was little offset. Essentially I started work at about noon instead of nine.
One of the benefits of working [...]
Tuesday was by far the most challenging meal in this series. Not because Longo’s sushi is challenging but because my best friend and god-daughter arrived that night with a serious craving for Indian. Sushi, as most of you know, is not a traditional Indian dish. Not even a close approximation of any South Asian cuisine.
I decided we’d get t [...]