El Catrin – Distillery District

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I hate to be a Debbie downer  or negative Nelly, but seriously guys it's been raining non stop here in Toronto.  For reals.  And it's not one of those heavy rain for a couple of hours and then "oh hey there Mr. Sun there you are!" No, it's been rain all day long for days.  No exaggeration.  I get it, fall is a fave season of many because of the leaves changing and the cooler weather.  And I love those things too, but I just can't handle rainy days, everyday.  I can't.  All I want to do is to … [Continue reading...]

Three Layer Raspberry, Pistachio and Brown Sugar Pavlova

Three Layer Pavlova

  Recently, we were  invited to my friend's place for dinner and she asked me to bring dessert.  She happens to be gluten intolerant.  My first thought was "YIKES!" I very rarely bake anything gluten free and I had a bad experience using all purpose GF flour once and since then I have not made anything gluten free.  So I went through my catalog of tried and true desserts in my head and ding, ding, ding we have a winner = pavlova! Thankfully, I came across this three layer berry and brown … [Continue reading...]

Lanzones

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What is lanzones you ask? Well, lanzones (lan-so-ness) fruit is a tropical fruit commonly found in Southeast Asia.  Lanzones are round or oval with yellow skin that is easy to peel and translucent segmented flesh.  They grow and are sold in bunches like grapes, but they are much bigger in size.  When it’s ripe, the […]

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Chia Pudding with Peach and Raspberry

Chia Pudding with Peach and Raspberry

Chi chi chi chia.  You can thank me later because now you have chi chi chi chia in your head playing over and over again! Hey, don’t blame me, sharing is caring!  All joking aside guys, chia has been in everybody’s radar since forever since it’s one of the trendy superfood everybody is going on and […]

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Roasted Potato Galette with Bacon, Cheddar and Chives

Roasted Potato Galette

I am so so excited that comfort food season has started! I know technically it’s still summer, but the weather here in Toronto has been cooler so comfort food  is definitely necessary! This roasted potato galette with cheddar and chives is definitely comfort food at its finest.  Roasted potatoes, we all know that’s a crowd […]

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Carrot and Daikon Pickle (Do Chua)

Carrot and Daikon Pickle

The more I browse through Instagram food posts, the more I realize that you can pretty much pickle anything.  For real! You can pickle blueberries,  garlic scape, green beans, tomatoes, okra and grapes just to name a few.  And pickled vegetables are really handy to have because you can eat them with anything – sandwiches, […]

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Smashed Berries Spritzer with White Rye and Rhubarb Bitters

Smashed Berries Spritzer

We visited friends of ours just outside of Toronto and they took us to Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers.  Dillon takes local fruit and grain and turn them into spirits.  They make rye, Canadian whisky, vodka, gin, bitters and fruit spirits.  We didn’t take a tour of their distillery when we visited, but we sure came home […]

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It’s All GRK –Toronto, Canada

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  We are not your typical meat and potatoes couple.  Actually, to be honest, we rarely have meat and potatoes. However, when we do eat meat and potatoes, we prefer ours Greek style! We live in the exact opposite end of Greektown here in Toronto and when we are craving Greek food, we usually need […]

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