Chestnuts: The Heart of the Hearth

“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…..”The famed opening lines of the carol sung so beautifully by crooner Bing Crosby; painting a picture of warmth and comfort.  It is this familiar line that I call to mind at this time of year as crackling fires pop chestnuts at the hearth. Although the marroni can be enjoyed…

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Listening: A Key Lunch Ingredient

While Pinterest would have us believe that bonsai shaped broccoli, storm trooper sandwiches and apple roses are key when it comes to packing school lunches, I have found that the key ingredient, when it comes satisfying the two little stomachs that I pack meals for, is the act of listening.   Defined as, giving attention with…

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Appliances with Brain and Braun

“Conquer the Expected” the tag being used to re-introduce one of the most globally recognized brand names in appliances to the North American market.  The German brand is known as a leader in small kitchen appliances and home products in terms of performance, stylish elegance, durability and reliability. It is all of these trademark characteristics…

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Taste of Toronto: Defining Taste

Taste, defined as the sense by which the flavor or savor of things is perceived when they are brought into contact with the tongue.   A definition brought to life at the recent Taste of Toronto held at historic Fort York. The event which marked its third delectable year featured tastes and flavors to tantalize the…

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Moscato: Hot Wine Bling

*Image from gallofamily.com “It’s a celebration — clap clap bravo.  Lobster and shrimp and a glass of Moscato.”(Drake) These lyrics from the Canadian hip hop superstar sent sales of Moscato wine sky rocketing in 2009 making producers of the sweet drinking wine raise their glasses in cheer.  So celebrated in fact, that the Gallo Family…

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