Monthly Archives: March 2011

Toronto Bakes for Japan – April 10, 2011

Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world. (Howard Zinn) $5036.26 raised at Brick Works. $1660 raised at Amaranto Café. $6090.54 raised at The Rivoli. $2460 raised at Café Diplomatico. $3787 raised at Liberty Noodle. $985 … Continue reading

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Back to Basics: In Search of the Perfect Roast Chicken

There is something magnificent about a roast chicken just pulled from the oven in all its golden glory. No matter how many other high-pressured jobs you may be juggling, it makes you feel strangely competent and proud knowing you’ve brined, … Continue reading

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A weekend in Ottawa: Part I – Arrive

It’s 4:00 a.m. My eyes jolt open as the shuddering motion of a Greyhound let loose on a dark, open highway comes to a sudden halt. I have arrived at my destination, more than an hour early. Ottawa, so welcoming … Continue reading

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Chocolate-Ginger Sugar Topped Cookies

You know you’ve stayed in Canada for a long time when someone asks you about the weather and you reply nonchalantly “It’s not too bad today. Just hovering around -10°…” only to be met with nonplussed silence. I remember my … Continue reading

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