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It’s king cake time! We started making king cakes at the shop Saturday, it’s the beginning of a very long Mardi Gras season.  Last year we made and shipped over 500, and for an operation the size of mine- that’s a lot of king cakes made from scrat…

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You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here.  Well, I’ve been a a bit busy with work to say the least.  Posting in an of itself would not be the issue, it’s really more about documenting everything I do with (beautiful and perfe…

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Granted, grapefruit is not everybody’s cup of tea. It is bitter — and sour — and garners the same kind of feelings that people generally have towards cilantro. You either love it. Or hate it. I love it. This way of eating grapefruit — with caramelized sugar overtop –will help convince any grapefruit-hater that they […]

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From a comforting bowl of roasted cauliflower soup, to a spring, re-vamped potato salad and a new way to enjoy snow crab, this kitchen has been filled with delicious recipes in 2013! Here are some of my favourite posts from the year. Thanks for your continued comments, emails and for being such loyal readers. I […]

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After a delicious week of holiday eating, I’m back in my Toronto kitchen, getting back to old, delicious — but more wholesome — eating habits. This is the kind of dish I turn to when I know my body is craving something nurturing. It starts with par-boiled grains — a real time-saver for any busy […]

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I just got back from spending the holidays back home with my family in France. It was a few jam-packed days of catch-up time with family, complete with some good eats and visits of some of the neighbourhoods I miss the most when I’m away. Take a peek at some of my favourite moments in […]

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“Get to know the lady apple for the holiday season. She’s the friend to have in your corner for both the delights of the table and for decorating.” -Laura Cabot, Laura Cabot Catering

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I’m writing this post from my childhood bedroom in Paris. I just arrived this morning for the holidays, after almost 2 years of not having been back. My parents visited us in Toronto last Christmas instead, and we met up for a family trip in Iceland over the summer, so this was the longest period […]

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The holidays are fast approaching and I want to spread a little holiday cheer. I’m giving away a copy of The Lemonade Cookbook, a book filled with recipes from the oh-so-fresh Los Angeles eatery. I stopped there when I was last in LA, had a glass of their lemonade, and soaked up the warm Californian […]

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If you read my Cookbook Club post last month, you’ll know that this is the second month Jan from Family Bites, Mardi from eat. live. travel. write and I get together and have a potluck of sorts where we each cook from one same cookbook author. This time around we met at Jan’s cosy home […]

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