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Drinking in the Cloakroom

Drinking in the Cloakroom

During Prohibition, the US saw more than its fair share of speakeasies and alcohol for these joints was smuggled across the border courtesy of Canada (American friends, you are welcome!). Secret knocks, secret doors, secret handshakes and having to “know” someone was all part and […]

Strega Cocktails

Strega Cocktails

Strega! The gorgeous yellow Italian liqueur! What a colour! What a flavour! What a name! If you read last week’s, just-in-time-for-Halloween, Strega post, you might have found yourself at the local liquor store with a Strega bottle in hand.  (If you didn’t read it, you can […]

It’s All About the Olives!

It’s All About the Olives!

If I seem a little tired this week, it’s because I spent most of last week climbing trees. Almost 100 trees to be exact. Was I having a childhood flashback? Nope. I was climbing olive trees. As I’ve mentioned before, in Italy, olive oil is special. […]

Ancient Chinese Chicken and Vegetable Secret

Ancient Chinese Chicken and Vegetable Secret

Here is a super-fast midweek wonder that will get a chicken and vegetable dinner on the table in a hurry! What?! How fast? Just 5 minutes to prep and 35 minutes to cook? The secret you ask? It’s an Ancient Chinese secret. What? What’s that? (Okay, […]

Which Witch is Which?

Which Witch is Which?

Happy Halloween! I think Halloween may be overtaking Christmas as people’s favourite holiday! Kids (and their parents), right now, are probably worried about what they should be dressed as for trick or treating. Wonder Woman (you go, girl!)? Sean Spicer? Peppa Pig? Your favourite Paw […]

Mini Meatloaf!

Mini Meatloaf!

There is nothing more comforting than meatloaf. I know some people may disagree with me, but I’m betting there are a lot of people nodding their heads, yes! right now. Meatloaf is one of those incredible foods that gives you a flashback to childhood. It’s […]

Le Celle Hermitage, Cortona, Italy

Le Celle Hermitage, Cortona, Italy

When you mention Italy and specifically Tuscany, most people will say: “Oh, under the Tuscan Sun”. While everyone may not have read the famous book by Frances Mayes (or seen the extremely loosely-adapted movie starring Diane Lane), they know the title. Most also know that […]