Something Sweet For The Holidays

Being a Canadian of Italian heritage, there are many holidays we observe leading up to Christmas.  With those holiday celebrations come wonderful food traditions, each of which usually has historical significance.  Most recently, the Feast Day of Saint Lucy (Santa Lucia) was celebrated with a classic dessert known as cuccia. Santa Lucia, is a beloved…

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Crunch to the Beat with Coconut Chips

Like everyone, I try to incorporate healthy habits into my diet.  I drink plenty of water, I have tried to cut down on my caffeine and I try to incorporate wholesome foods into my meals and snacks.  One such item, organic coconut chips from Prana Organic. The chips are dry roasted and are available in…

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Tops in My Book : Il Porcellino Italian Restaurant

I was recently invited to take part in a celebratory evening at Il Porcellino Italian Restaurant in Mississauga.  The reason for the celebration you ask?  For the fifth year in a row, this family owned and operated establishment was presented with a  Top Choice Award for “Best Italian Restaurant in Mississauga”.  I have been frequenting…

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A One Of A Kind Experience

Attending Toronto’s One of a Kind Show and Sale is something that I’ve had earmarked for quite some time but never got around to doing until this year.  Celebrating its 41st year, this event has become the flagship destination for Canadian handmade, showcasing hundreds of artisans and their wares.  Over the course of eleven days…

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Plating with Persimon®

For those who might be unfamiliar with this seasonal fruit, persimons, are bright orange fleshed fruit that hail from Spain and make their appearance right before the holidays. As with many fruits and vegetables they come in varying forms.  I have been enjoying the Hachiya variety since I was a child and was recently introduced…

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