Wine & Cheese Night

We all once worked together and I love the fact that we all continue to regularly stay in touch, especially when its over some good wine and a butcher block full of cheeses. On the menu: Cheeses – gouda, smoked

Milk Chocolate Pistachio Tart

What goes great with wine and cheese – chocolate, of course!  I scoured my many cookbooks for a dessert recipe that incorporated chocolate and found this milk chocolate pistachio tart in Martha Stewart’s Pies & Tarts cookbook.  I needed a

Hot Out of the Oven…

Some of my girlfriends and I take turns every few months to host a wine and cheese, its an excuse for us to all get together to drink wine and try some interesting cheeses.  This time, its my turn!  So

Kung Hei Fat Choy!

Happy Chinese New Year! This is the year of the Dragon – my year and I hope it brings much good fortune to all! I’ve never had a traditional chinese new year feast and can only imagine how delicious it

One Sweet Indulgence At A Time: Strawberry Buttercream Cupcake

I saw the sign up for months about a new cupcake shop called Prairie Girl opening up in the downtown core of Toronto’s financial district.  Since I was going uptown to visit my friend B, I thought it would be

West Coast Dreams

My friend H is coming home today from a brief stint in LA – Hollywood to be exact. I’ve tried to convince her to take some pictures to capture some of the amazing eats she experienced out west but I

Restaurant of the Month: The Black Hoof

I love trying out restaurants and I often feel like my list of must-try restaurants gets longer and longer.  This past Thursday I was finally able to cross one restaurant off my list – The Black Hoof!  I first read

My comfort food

My comfort food

I’m doing all I can to fight this cold I have – its slowly moved from a sore throat to a runny nose and now a cough.  When I feel run down and need warmth, I turn to some of

Feeling under the weather

Feeling under the weather

Been feeling under the weather with sniffles and a sore throat for the past couple of days and nothing soothes me better than having a big mug of freshly brewed tea.  I’m going to admit that I’m a bit of

In Memory Of….

I’ve been feeling sad today as my best friend  B lost her mom.  As I try to write it is difficult to put into words how she must be feeling and how my heart goes out to her and her