Christmas Cocktail

Christmas Cocktail

I am a lover of traditions. They are something to look forward to, something to get excited about, something to wait for with an anticipation that only serves to heighten the sense of fervor that lives inside me as Christmas draws near. That is not to say that I am rigid in any way, shape…more

Spicy Ginger Syrup

Spicy Ginger Syrup

It is hard to tell what came first: my love of making cocktails or my love of syrups. A few years back I was lucky enough to receive a gift card to a little cheese shop on Queen West. Armed with the ability to spend a little more freely, I decided to pick up a…more

Superfood Truffles

Superfood Truffles

I am a self-confessed cookie monster, and a complete and utter chocaholic. But with the festive season now in full effect, even the most seasoned of us can start to feel the hazy and daze-y, diabetic coma inducing effects that come with one too many cookie swaps, or peppermint lattes. There is a workaround however,…more

Raspberry Coconut Hot Chocolate

Raspberry Coconut Hot Chocolate

Yesterday was a serious snow globe; giant, puffy white flakes that fell from dawn to dusk, giving Southern Ontario its first true taste of old man winter, and I am sure for some, the unpleasant reminder that winter driving can be a living hell. I am a firm believer in two things: one that when…more

Marinated Feta Cheese

Marinated Feta Cheese

The other day as I listened to the radio I was reminded of a cold hard statistic: we Canadian’s waste about 27 billion dollars a year on uneaten food (!!!). From well-intentioned produce that’s left forgotten in the bottom of the fridge drawer to left-overs that have just lost their appeal, this waste of food…more