On Friday March 14th,, I will be spending the day at the Digital Restaurant Project leading the DigiTalks discussing the effects of online engagement for restaurants including reputation management, reservations, and PR.
Hosted by the Ted Rogers Institute for Tourism and Hospitality Research, this is the inaugural Digital Restaurant Projec [...]
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
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 [...]
It’s cold, snowy and nasty in Toronto. The Polar Vortex has taken hold and made lives miserable, and created the Canada everyone thinks we live in all year round. Or so I hear.
I’m sitting in Florida on a couch surrounded by dogs, sniffling and whining about still being sick.
One of the two of our crew who’ve actually made [...]
My family is nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of roast beast dance through my head. It’s bunny in the tree, and me with my cup, planning it out, on what we will sup.
Starting our Xmas tree decoration. Thinking I may also be done our Xmas tree decoration.
Not sure if this is minimalist, but is certainly deconstructed.
It’s the darkest day of the year, and there are threats of ice storms, but that won’t stop us from walking around in the dark banging our drums and shaking our noisemakers. Yes, I am forcing my little family back out into to the cold to march around Allan Gardens holding candles, making noise, and collecting holiday stares to chas [...]
It’s time for a life hack and while for most people that means walking out of an office, to me it probably means walking back into one.
I have spent the last 15 years running my own businesses, creating products, leading teams, building online communities, mentoring, writing, editing and publishing books, and consulting. On the side I raised [...]
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One of the knives I was interested in trying as part of the work I’m doing with Cooking with CUTCO was one of the CUTCO Carvers. Carving knives, especially at Christmas, have a special place in my heart.
We used to go to my grandparent’s house for Xmas and my grandmother would present a perfectly roasted turkey [...]
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Sure other people might spend their Thursday night Tapping That or watching this, but I’m going to get my thrills by selling wooden toys at the One of a Kind Craft Show tonight. Selling Thorpe Toys!
I love Thursday late night at One of a Kind, but selling until 11pm and the long drive back to Waterloo makes it a long day for the in-law [...]
What a treat to open the door to find these Bauli treats after a long and somewhat trying weekend. Thanks Bauli Canada, I know what’s for coffee break today.
I’ve always looked at Bauli Panettone and Pandoro as magical boxes that show up at the stores before Xmas, since they aren’t really part of my Canadian/anglo/scots/aca [...]
All sell aside, knife skills really do make the difference in the kitchen so it was great to see how quickly Sharpen Your Knife Skills with CUTCO sold out.
In fact it sold out so quickly, we’re looking at options for future events, including one for vegetarians where we skip the butchery piece. (But more on that later.)
The eveni [...]
Last week I found myself explaining what the red poppies people were wearing on their chests meant.
The poppies of Remembrance Day are such a part of life here in Canada that I was a little taken aback. It took a moment for me to remember that I was speaking to someone from the US.
The red poppies we pin over our hearts in early November h [...]
Inspired by the folks at Idee and the Lovebots, Travel Bunny dressed up for Halloween this year.
Can you guess what he dressed up as?
It was time, possibly well past time, to get my hair cut. I had been growing since early February!
I really should have gotten out cut before my speaking engagement last week, but at least it’s done for The Royal Winter Fair, Taste Canada Cooks the Books, the Taste Canada Gala, and next Wednesday’s when I’m hosting Sharpen [...]