The Day Starbucks Got Me to Drink Coffee

For those who don’t know me, let me start here…. I kinda, sorta, all the way, hate coffee. I occasionally drink iced coffee in the summer and that’s mainly because I thought it was the “weak crap” a true coffee loving connoisseur would avoid.  If the “coffee people’ hated it, then I’d give it a…

Grow. Cook. Eat.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH Reviewing fantastic meals we can create with local Ontario produce but also ‘how’ is this vegetable grown and can you DIY in your own backyard or community garden? Today we chat with Chef Maxine Knight. GROW. Butternut squash needs warm soil to germinate and takes approx 100 days to harvest, so start your seeds indoors. …

Sunday Dinners

“Food was not only something that we ate. Really, it was a way to strengthen our family. To check in on each other making sure that we were all still breathing and surviving. For over three decades, food has bonded my family every Sunday.” GUEST BLOGGER: Brandii Styles | Co- Founder of StylesbyKnight   For…

Adventures with RAW Catering

Oysters.  Oysters. Oysters.  My adventures in catering continued last Tuesday when I got invited to the launch of a new company, RAW Catering.  Founded by Sarah Baptiste, RAW Catering specializes in distinctive culinary experiences at premier venues and events while offering a raw tasting menu of delicacies like oysters and caviar (www.rawcatering.ca). In all my years experiencing…

Grow. Cook. Eat.

BLOG FEATURE — BEETS Grow. Cook. Eat. reviews some of my favourite vegetables from planting, harvesting, cooking and plating for super delicious meals.  The process of getting my hands dirty and nurturing life from seed to meal is therapeutic for me.  I literally feel like a boss lady when I harvest a crop and I…

Farm Fresh in Antigua

Every year I disconnect from the every day and go experience life in another location. 2016 it was Vancouver and 2017 it was California, Grand Canyon, Grenada, and a Caribbean cruise (Clearly …. I had lots of disconnecting to do). 2 weeks into 2018 and this year I find myself in the beautiful island of…

Why Empowerment Isn’t Enough

I’ve followed the empowerment movement for years. I always look for the silver lining and have more gratitude journals floating around my bedroom than socks. I believe in me. You can do it. Never dull your shine. Just 3 of the many affirmations I have on post-it notes, bookmarks, screen savers, and journal entries as…