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 […]

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 […]

Macanese Cuisine: A Blend of East and West

Cynthia Cheng “Portuguese” Chicken Macanese Fried Rice Macanese food, like Macau itself, is a mix of east and west.  During trip to Hong Kong, we were able to escape over to what many people consider the “Vegas of the East” on a day trip.  Though actual gambling in the casinos was not part of the […]

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 […]

Career Profile: Aynsley Deluce

Aynsley Deluce has two jobs.  Though both jobs allow her to work from home (she also has access to office space for both), they couldn’t be more different.  One of her jobs is a partner for parkingspots.com, a company which connects people with parking to those who need it.   It is essentially a database where people across […]

Food Booths at the One of a Kind Show

Logan Niles Spring rolls from Saigon Soul Food I had the pleasure of attending the One of a Kind Show this past weekend at Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre.  I naturally couldn’t wait to check out the food products, do some sampling and get a feel for the kinds of culinary items displayed.

Brining your Holiday Meal

Logan Niles Every holiday I brine either a turkey or pork loin for the main roast at our house and since I first learned about brining I became an instant fan of this easy cooking technique. Brining meat is an age old culinary technique that adds great, personalized flavour to meat, fowl and even seafood. […]