Banana Squares: A Modified Recipe

Cynthia Cheng My soon-to-be mother-in-law recently gave me a copy of A Treasure for My Daughter, which is a Jewish recipe/holiday guide book that is more or less a combination of Emily Post’s Etiquette and a Junior League cookbook (A Treasure for My Daughter is published by Hadassah-WIZO, a Jewish women’s service organization that is […]

Recipe: Delicious Tapioca Salad

Logan Niles 1cp Tapioca Pearls 6cps Water 1 tsp Salt 1/4cp Olive oil 1 Lemon, zest and juice 1/2 Orange, zest and juice 1Tbs. Apple cider vinegar (or other light colored vinegar like White Balsamic) 1/2 Red bell pepper, small dice 1 scallions, sliced 1 Persian or Japanese cucumber (or regular cucumber, seeds removed and […]

California Woman Vlogs Mediterranian Cuisine

Cynthia Cheng   Can a former pre-med turned law student turned real estate broker become a vlogging chef?  Sure!  Denise Hazime, originally from Michigan, moved to Los Angeles a few years ago.  The American born child of immigrant parents from Lebanon, Denise was unable to find decent food from her heritage in LA.  She, therefore, started to make her own […]

Quick Holiday Cooking Tips

Logan Niles With money being tight all over and holiday festivities feeling the squeeze here are a handful of great holiday food and party tips to keep you from getting “Scrooged” out of a good time. Share and Share Alike It seems the days of cookie swaps are fading as we become more health conscious […]

Enjoy Labour Day with Potato Salad and Corn!

Logan Niles Labour Day speaks to true Summertime fare with BBQ, salads and sweet summer corn. Below you find some simple and fun ideas and the freedom to create your own dishes. Nothing too complex just enjoyable guidelines to help keep the work in the kitchen light and the long weekend relaxed.   Potato Salads […]

Recipe: Baby Roma Tomatoes with Herb Ricotta

Logan Niles These easy to make and beautiful gems combine fresh flavors to make a classic hor d’oeuvre or plated starter. Ripe Roma tomatoes, fresh herbs and a simple, homemade ricotta cheese recipe makes for a flavor explosion that sings of Summer patios, crisp white wines and the company of family and friends. This recipe […]

Pick your pleasure, pick your fun

Logan Niles When I go grocery shopping I’m pretty picky, I turn containers over, sniff fruit, hold olive oil up for inspection, thump melons and gaze into the eyes of aquatic life on display. As a “city girl” growing up in a car-less household the thought of going to pick seasonal produce at “local” farms […]

Summer’s Delightful Light Sippers

Felicia Fraser The essence of summer; Outdoor relaxing with these light sippers Roses are an easy way to start off an evening or an afternoon of fun. Easy and enjoyable roses have entered the Canadian market and are reasonably priced.

Dinner Parties Made Easy

Logan Niles  With the rise of cooking shows on TV it’s become more and more enticing to try your hand at throwing an amazing culinary event; be it for your favourite friends, your boyfriend or the in-laws-to-be. We all know how easy they make it look on TV, but what are some of the tricks […]