Let’s Eat At The Ex

The Canadian National Exhibition, the eighteen day, summer fair that has been highly anticipated by young and old alike for 135 years. Kicking off in mid-August on Toronto’s waterfront, this yearly carnival attracts millions of visitors and is considered Canada’s largest annual fair.  The “Ex” as it has come to be known has certainly  evolved…

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When Life Hands You Zucchini

You know the old saying, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade” (or limoncello, but that’s a story for another blog), well I put a new spin on the old adage and say, “when life (or parents) hand you zucchini, make zucchini bread!” Faced with a recent abundance from the garden, a zucchini inspired menu…

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Memorable Menz’Agustu

Mare o montagna, (mountains or seaside)? This is typically what Italians ponder when trying to decide where to have the annual scampagnata celebrating one of their most dearly held festivals, Ferragosto. While I have been fortunate to take part in the mid-August festivities in Italy, it is also a time honored tradition for me here…

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