Category Archives: Food

Paris Market-Fresh Sunday Brunch

Sometimes I get the feeling that my life revolves around food. Well, now that I’m going to pastry school in Paris, I guess it kind of does. But even before I came here, I remember planning trips that centered around … Continue reading

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Paris: On the Hot Chocolate Trail

If you are in Paris in winter, it won’t be long before you are hit by a very strong craving for hot chocolate or le chocolat chaud. One of life’s simplest and greatest pleasures can be found in a cup … 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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At the beginning: Dark, Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

Nothing inspires as much hope as a new beginning. New job, new town, new home, new relationship, new year – they all bring with them the vision of new possibilities, a fresh outlook, a blank slate to do with what … Continue reading

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White Chocolate, Macadamia and Cranberry Cookies

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Candied Bacon and Rosemary Shortbread

I woke up this morning with my eyes bright and alert for the first time in a week. My brain was free of the cobwebs that a cold and flu had ridden it with. I opened the front door and … Continue reading

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