A Way Of Life

Even if we want to avoid the rhetoric it’s hard not to. Every magazine, show, topic is screaming at us to slim down, gear up and get better! Good advice in theory but I don’t like the “practice” part. I suggest we relax, open our cupboards and take stock. We are all well informed and know what is good for us and what isn’t.  Purge the poor choices in your pantry and make some simple smart changes. Start from there. My Everyday Gourmet Personal Chef Services in Toronto can help you too. We’ll cut sodium, sugar, preservatives by using whole ingredients. Real flavour,  freshness and layers of taste will wow you. It’s a good...

Happy!

Between blue skies, some birds chirping, April Fool’s jokes, not quite the end of ski season and the turning of the page of our recipe books it’s time for...

Sharing Comfort Food

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their...

Kristmas Kale

Ahh the aromas of tourtieres, spiced nuts and the freshly cut Christmas tree…. it’s beginning to smell a lot like the holidays. In between the nog, mulled wine and other excesses it was the kale that spoke to me at the grocery store. First it was such a large abundant bunch that as soon as I picked it up it reminded of a wedding bouquet, not mine but maybe some cute little granola head somewhere…..and so I was inspired to make my massaged Caesar kale salad. It would be just the right counterpoint to the savoury meat pie and braised red cabbage. YUM and pass the...

The Dreaded List

Well I guess it wouldn’t be the dreaded list, the one I make once or twice a day sometimes for one or two more households, if I entered the 21st century!!!! So there I am, shopping, at the market or the grocery store and of late (although I now know it’s been going on for sometime) I have begun to notice a lot of people looking at their hand held devices in the ailes and I’m thinking sheesh can’t these people just put the thing away for one minute and focus on the task at hand!!!! Ahhh but yes they are, their lists are on their devices not like me, scrunched in my coat pocket, buried at the bottom of my bag or worse…..forgotten. I should get on...