Category: Basics & Tips

Decisions, Decisions!

  Hot off the presses: kitchen renovation update! Not so small steps towards bringing together the whole project. Last week the final selections were made for the countertop (Caesarstone), backsplash (porcelain tile) and…here’s a big news flash…we have even selected

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Baking Powder Biscuits

Or what every child should be taught to make! I was in grade 7 taking Home Ec for the first time. Our curriculum for the first half of the school year included learning how to make “tea biscuits” and muffins. This turned

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How to Make Yourself Go Crazy?

Spending hours and hours sourcing countertop and backsplash products, that’s how! This coming from someone who’s a decorator and has a great eye for pattern and colour! This adventure began a couple of weeks ago. Let’s go look at various

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The “Beating” Goes On!

The tree has been taken to the chipper, most of the decorations have been taken down except for the twinkly lights on the windows simply because I can’t bear seeing them taken down, so up they will stay until…Valentine’s Day! 

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A Toast to the New Year!

I was on a search yesterday, as per usual, in my many accordion files filled with recipes, for something or other. And once again, what I was looking for had been misfiled! I hate it when I do that! Anyway…when

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Basics & Tips

Tomato Bocconcini Salad Police

I may have mentioned that I adore tomatoes!  It’s called “summer’s bounty” for a reason! I had lunch with a few friends not long ago and when I saw this on the menu I could almost feel my blood pressure rising.  Am

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Are You Travelling To Italy?

This is my very first book review and I have a great reason for that! I have a high regard for Victoria De Maio’s travel knowledge and she has written her first book, “Victoria’s Travel TipZ Italian Style” which I

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Woes of a Modern Day Baker

All of us bakers are gearing up to get baking our Christmas goodies! Aah…I can smell those mince tarts right now! Every time one of my recipes specifies candied fruit I get really miffed! All we can get here these

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“Scrap” Soup

Or…what do you do when you walk into the butcher shop and staring back at you is a great deal on pork neck bones? My chef/neighbour has been making pork broth for Asian noodle soups for a while now and

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Radio Kids

Being a child of the ‘50’s and ‘60’s, I grew up on radio. I remember distinctly when transistor radios became the  hot new technology and us teens just had to have one glued to our ears…remember when there were no ear

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