The simple pleasures in life can come from many different things…curling up on your favourite chair with a good book, a nice long walk in the fresh brisk air or enjoying a cup of tea and a magazine. But everyone will agree that nothing brings more pleasure on a cold winter night after a long hard day than a hot bowl of soup and a hearty meal to warm you twice over! Gone are the days of mom’s chicken noodle soup. Our blistering Canadian December nights call for a soup that can stand alone as a meal all on its own. There’s a whole new world out there filled with flavours that can tantalize your taste buds from Continue reading
This season has to be my absolute favourite! Everything about it makes me feel warm and fuzzy. Getting together with family and enjoying good conversation, music, making new memories and of course, a good meal! It’s the only time of year you throw caution to the wind and indulge in the delicacies that only make an appearance once a year. The scents and aromas and visual feasts that fill your home can render the perfect setting for creating beautiful long lasting memories for you and your loved one.
The perfect holiday dinner party must tantalize you visually before it reaches your taste buds. Presentation is everything! To create the ambiance and bring your meal to life, you must create an unforgettable Continue reading
I remember as a little girl running circles around my mom and sisters during the last few hours just before all the guests were due to arrive. Every dinner party we hosted came with the excitement and rush of getting everything ready with just enough time to get “camera” ready. The trick, of course, is to make it look like it’s no big deal, you throw amazing dinner parties all the time. You definitely didn’t want your guests to know that you just spent the past few hours running around like crazy people not to mention the days of stress leading up to that very night. But the worst part was when everyone is saying their goodbyes and all you can think about is the mess waiting for you Continue reading