Easter Silly

This is my #HappyEaster #tbt to 3 years ago when Marion made us all get Easter themed headbands. Then she pointed her camera at me… And this is the result.

How to Tap A Maple Tree to Make Maple Syrup

After much adventure and drama we finally made it up to the farm and tapped the maples so we can start sugaring for the season. Since so many people last year asked me about it, I thought I’d show you how to make maple syrup from scratch. Step 1: Tap the Maple Trees The blue…

3 Best Times To Eat Pie

Today is the ultimate Pi Day, so it seemed perfect to share the 3 best times to eat pie Best Times to Eat Pie March 14, 2015 at 9:26:53 Anytime on Pi Day Anytime! Bring on the pies! It’s almost the perfect food. Sweet, savoury; meat, fruit, cream; full pies, mini pies, hand pies; pizza…

Fantasy Island with Dad

I’ve missed my island time this February, so this #TBT is a nod to my 3 favourite things about being home: talking with dad, cooking over a wood fire and the imaginative reality we have built there together. This image is one of only a few of me and my father, embellished by my father’s…

Alexa and Neilesh Delighted To Be Appointed Toronto Taste 2015 Co-Chairs

I’m delighted to share the news that Neilesh Daji and I have been appointed Toronto Taste 2015 Co-Chairs by Second Harvest. This is the 25th anniversary of Toronto’s premiere culinary fundraiser, which will be held lakeside at Corus Quay on Sunday June 7th, 2015. Supporting Second Harvest, Toronto Taste raised enough funds to deliver 1.3 million meals to Torontonians in need. Help us raise even more in 2015!

Happy Blogiversary – 11 years!

Gerry just reminded me that today marks my 11th blogiversary. Yes, I have been oversharing my life and experiences on unsweetened.ca for 11 years as of today. 11 years ago I had only just gotten my first digital camera. 11 years ago I was headed up to Ottawa to start a 3 month stint working…

Back When My Dimple Was New

A long long time ago in #Ottawa back when my dimple was brand new. (And mostly still a bruise from a broomball stick.) #tbt #me #winter

Nikon J4 Review and Impressions

Before Christmas, Nikon offered me the opportunity to test out one of their cameras. The options available to me to test were wide – from an inexpensive waterproof point and shoot (P&S) to a high-end DSLR with sophisticated video capabilities. I chose to test out the Nikon J4 which is a mirrorless camera with exchangeable…

Chef Obsession Contest – Win Dinner at Lee Restaurant

Contest Now Closed In celebration of S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition, San Pellegrino has given me a $300 gift certificate for dinner for 4 at Susur Lee’s Lee Restaurant to give away to one of you.  Well, one of you who is brave enough to tell me about your Chef Obsession. Tell me about…

S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition

Tonight 10 of Canada’s top young Chefs are competing tonight in the  S. Pellegrino Young Chef 2015 competition.  Twenty regions from around the world are participating in the global talent search to find the best young chefs ages 30 and under.  The finalists will be  competing for top honours at Milan Expo 2015 at the…