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Three-step Seafood Ceviche

Three-step Seafood Ceviche

In our house, I often refer to my guy as ‘Chef’. Although I am using it as a term of endearment, he dislikes this title intensely.  Mostly because he feels it hasn’t been earned. As a culinary school grad, he has massive respect for his […]

Sugar and Spice…

Sugar and Spice…

Now, if you are anything like me, you looked at the picture of the cinnamon buns, read the title and thought…oooooohhhhh a recipe for those luscious buns! Yippee! No, nooot quite. Sorry. Was that mean of me? I knew what I wanted to title this […]

The Secret to Chowder Success!

The Secret to Chowder Success!

 Psst…C’mere. I have a secret for you! After spending all afternoon judging a seafood chowder competition and quizzing all of the chef’s at length, I now KNOW the real deal behind a successful seafood chowder. It isn’t what you’d think. Nope, not a secret ingredient. […]

All In the Family

All In the Family

Sadly, I have no sisters. Many in spirit, definitely and two wonderful ones through marriage. However, not one by blood. With my overactive imagination I’ve created the romantacized version of what my sister and I would be like together. Ironically, as I watch my two […]

An Amazing Maize Maze!

An Amazing Maize Maze!

Growing up in the Northwest Territories, every year my brother and I enviously beheld CBC TV specials that divulged what Thanksgiving was really supposed to look like. Pumpkin patches, tractor rides and fantastic fields of corn. T’was all a remarkable fantasy equal to living in Candyland in our […]

Smelling the Sun

Smelling the Sun

Years ago, we tackled the whirlwind European tour with our four children. Home schooling at the time, so the itinerary was kid-chosen…with a teeny-tiny-eensy-weensy bit of help from mom. There was no way I was skipping my beloved Italy! We managed to carve out a meagre […]