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We have a winner!

Happy belated Valentine’s Day, dear readers. Sorry I was late on this. I’ve been busy. I even started this blog post last night but abandoned it because my “Valentine” arrived on my doorstep. I used random.org to generate a number based on order of responses (basically, I picked a number out of a hat)* and […]

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Maple Juniper Venison Loin with Chocolate Infused Red Wine Jus, Leek and Potato Mash

Enter to win dinner at Lee & read about an “almost famous” chef

[Tuesday February 14: Thank you to everyone for your entries. I will select a winner today, email the winner and post the results! Thanks again to Cole Nicholson for taking the time to answer my questions.] Contest below. Prior to the S. Pellegrino® Almost Famous Chef Canada Regional Competition at the Calphalon Culinary Centre I interviewed […]

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California Walnut challenge: Time for dessert

The contest ends tomorrow and today was as good a day as ever to create the dessert that’s been on my mind for days: A parfait made with raw banana maple walnut ice cream. The ice cream idea’s been in my mind since September’s Vegetarian Food Festival, where Lisa Pitman demonstrated a healthier, vegan alternative […]

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Essential Pepin: Composed Salad

If you don’t know who Jacques Pépin is, here’s a little primer: Chef Pépin has been cooking since he dropped out of school at age 13 to apprentice at a restaurant. In the 63 years since, he’s been chef, author and TV host. One of the original “celebrity chefs”, he was hosting cooking shows and […]

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Blogger challenge: California walnuts, squash course

See my previous post about the California walnuts blogger challenge. Next up: Baked spaghetti squash with California walnut watercress pesto Spaghetti squash has a high water content and is not as dense in vitamins and minerals as other winter squash, such as acorn or butternut, but does provide 3 percent of the Daily Value for […]

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Blogger challenge: California walnuts, salad course

Last month I was invited to participate in a California Walnuts Holiday Blogger Challenge. A nutrition lesson about walnuts Walnuts are rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids and ellagic acid. Research has shown that the regular consumption of walnuts appears to improve cardiovascular function following high-fat meals. The form of vitamin E found […]

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Introducing Hockley Valley’s Summer Giveaway

Remember that time I went to Hockley Valley Resort with a bunch of bloggers last November? Open the post in another tab and read it when you’re done this one. Hockley Valley is running a contest to people who ‘Like’ the page on Facebook. Introducing Hockley Valley’s Summer Getaway promotion: At 500 fans – Pasta […]

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WIN THIS: Forks Over Knives double pass

Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. […]

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86d and lavender

(Will update this with images & more tomorrow. Too tired to be as thorough as I’d like but determined to blog tonight.) Get 86’d If you go for dinner at The Drake Hotel on any Monday you may find yourself snacking for free. The bakers and cooks could be chefs from prestigious Toronto restaurants, or […]

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The Food Photography Awards 2010: 5 days left

I have this bad tendency to think of things while I’m out but then forget and neglect to do them. Mostly it’s returning phone calls and emails, but in this case it was highlighting the Food Photography Awards on my blog. Now the deadline approaches. Here’s my original post about it. Deadline to enter is […]

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