"trying to add more vegetables to a meal can be a challenge"

     Here in the great white north we go through periods of time.....in the winter, where we don’t want to leave the comfort of our warm beds. At these times we dig deep and fight the good fight just to find the smallest amount of motivation to spring us from bed. As w...

wonderful tips for meal planning and making dinner easier.

I have decided to start doing blogs that include recipes! As my first one I chose cinnamon twists. I first made something like this years ago when working at a restaurant where I got to help a lot with the baking. These were something that we made to add to our dessert...

One night out of desperation I looked in the freezer and thought "oh God what can I make today?". I found some chicken breast and began to season it, but what else could I do to it? All of a sudden I had an idea! I had a few jars of homemade salsa and some brown rice s...

For those who already know me, you know that I went to college for hospitality management and although it does teach culinary it does so in a limited fashion. Most of what I learned, I learned at Chiado a fine dinning restaurant where I first started working in high sc...

Is food... art or is gourmet food just an excuse to be snobby?....You decide!

Dominican! Wedding! Cake! In exactly that order we had an incredible month in April. It started with my wonderful wedding cake decorating course, which was an incredible chance for me to do a mock up of the wedding cake I would later be making for my sweet Stephy.  Now...

Firsts are something to cherish, your first kiss, your first boyfriend, the first time you taste the sweet melt in your mouth pleasure of fine chocolate. So it was no surprise that although I had baked for years, my first birthday cake would be special and even more so...

     I've always had food in my blood! After all I am Portuguese. For those who don't get the pun in that last line, its a play on the fact that Portuguese love food. In fact sometimes I think that its the only reason for our existence, to eat! My father a butcher and...

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