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Holiday Party Crostini Station

Here’s an idea for your upcoming holiday party – a crostini station. Lots of options for the guests and easy to put together with a variety of cheeses, artisan breads/crostini/flat breads, spreads, roasted vegetables and fruit. You can even fancy up the station by including a chalk board or framed menu and displaying the items in vintage wine crates or…

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Peppermint Macarons

I’ve been trying to perfect the macaron for about a year now. Baking macarons is akin to parenting. It can be pure joy and bliss when everything comes together but, at times, it can also feel like a hair pulling experience; leaving you wondering why you ever embarked on the journey in the first place. Fortunately,…

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Mamma Mia Farm Tour with Canola Eat Well

* Photo credit: Unless otherwise noted, all photos are by Jeffrey Chan courtesy of Canola Eat Well. One of the best things about blogging is meeting people from a variety of industries that I wouldn’t otherwise meet in my day to day life. I recently spent a day, with some fabulous ladies, learning about canola farming and the use of…

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Decadent Smores Brownies

I grew up spending many of our summer holidays camping throughout Canada and the US. Over the years, we camped in and around Ontario, from Toronto to the East Coast, from Toronto to the West Coast and from Toronto all the way down to Florida. In fact, my parents enjoyed camping so much that one of our two family cars…

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Top Tips for Taste of Toronto 2016

  I attended the Friday evening session of the 2016 Taste of Toronto restaurant festival last night. The festival is in its 3rd year so, when compared to its well established sister events in cities such as London, it’s still in its infancy. However, with 15 restaurants and 40+ exhibitors showcasing their culinary delights, we thoroughly enjoyed the variety…

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Ticket Giveaway to Taste of Toronto (June 23 to 26)!

Taste of Toronto and The Inspired Hostess want to treat you and a guest to an afternoon or evening session at Toronto’s Tastiest Restaurant Festival! Taste of Toronto is at Garrison Common at Fort York (250 Fort York Blvd.) in Toronto and runs from June 23 to 26, 2016. See contest entry details and rules below! PRIZE: I’m giving away 3 pairs of entry tickets! Entry tickets do not include…

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Stove Top Truffled Popcorn

Next to dark chocolate, popcorn is my favourite go-to snack. I have fond childhood memories of watching the tinfoil on a Jiffy Pop container expand when my parents cooked popcorn on the stove. I’ll admit that, in my 20s and early 30s, I became fond of microwave popcorn because of its convenience but, over the past…

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