Tea for Two, Take Two

Tomorrow is National Tea Day. This is a day that celebrates not just tea, but the tradition of sitting down and enjoying a cuppa in the company of friends. Earlier in the week, I started the celebrations early with my post about the British Afternoon Tea we enjoyed at The Goring Hotel in London. There… Continue reading Tea for Two, Take Two

Maple Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Tomorrow, January 31, is National Eat Brussels Sprouts day. Why is there a day devoted to Brussels sprouts? Probably because Brussels sprouts have been given a bad rap in the past. When I was a kid, Brussels sprouts were always cooked by boiling them. They were gross, like really gross (sorry Mom!). I  hated them.… Continue reading Maple Ginger Brussels Sprouts

Ginger Sippers

I love ginger! I love the tangy taste of it and the subtle not-too-sweet flavour that wakes up your mouth. Remember when you were a small child and weren’t feeling well? How many times were you given Ginger Ale to make you feel better? It still makes me feel better (although I confess that I no… Continue reading Ginger Sippers

Ginger Maple Spiced Pork

I’m a big fan of ginger. I love the tangy spice which, while not hot, gives a ton of flavour. Living in Canada, I think we lose our citizenship if we don’t like maple syrup. While the sweetness of maple syrup is normally associated with pancakes, waffles and breakfast time, it is also a great… Continue reading Ginger Maple Spiced Pork

Butter Me Up Chicken

The other day at work, we were (surprisingly, haha) talking about food. Tracy mentioned that she was having people over for dinner and that she was planning to order Indian food. I suggested that she make some of the items herself, then mentioned that Butter Chicken, which is usually a fan favourite, is as simple… Continue reading Butter Me Up Chicken

Giving Thanks for Cocktails

Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday – family, food, get-togethers and a long weekend. Now, I know that American readers are thinking: “what the heck is she talking about?”. Thanksgiving is another month and a half away! Canadian Thanksgiving (as I always have to explain to my US work counterparts) falls on the second Monday in October.… Continue reading Giving Thanks for Cocktails

Upper Canada Cocktails

We have a long weekend coming up as this Monday in Ontario is our Civic Holiday. In Toronto, the holiday is known as Simcoe Day, after John Graves Simcoe. John Graves Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor of the Province (Upper Canada) and founded York, which became Toronto. I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot… Continue reading Upper Canada Cocktails