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Planning For The Worst

After the last several flights and the last-minute cancellations, flight changes and longer-than-anticipated stays in airport lounges, I have decided that I can no longer leave anything to chance. I left New York last weekend anticipating that my flight plan that I booked - with one 3-hour stopover in Toronto en route - would have…
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The Knife Block

THE ESSENTIALS For most of us, our kitchen is filled with tools and appliances that we rarely use - and we are no different. It is too tempting to buy the shiny new thing “as shown on TV” or demonstrated by a chatty salesperson with a headset in your local warehouse or discount store. For those…
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A Lesson In Grapes

I spent some time on Canada's East Coast - diligently working on one of my first podcasts for the fall. I really want to capture all of my thoughts after my recent trip through wine country in Nova Scotia and all I keep finding myself doing is Googling grape varietals. The winemakers in Nova Scotia…
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A Pesto For All Seasons

There is nothing easier to throw together than a pesto. A bunch of herbs, greens or other fresh flavour, some nuts, cheese and oil. It can only be limited by your imagination, so open your fridge and pantry and start experimenting! Thin a pesto out and use as a sauce or a dip for bread,…
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