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More Newfoundland, Please

5 Aug

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know Newfoundland is my happy place.   I grew up on the East Coast of Scotland, so I think there’s something about the salty air, the wild landscapes and the way […]

First Canada Day as a Canadian

1 Jul

I’m standing in a room with about 100 people. A couple elementary-school boy are weaving in and out the crowd, wearing embroidered gold satin waistcoats, baggy pants and kufi hats; a baby girl sits on her suited up dad’s lap […]

Ratatouille & Goat Cheese Phyllo Tart

7 May

I fell in love with ratatouille when I was 17 and working as a chambermaid in Provence. For staff meals at the hotel where I worked and lived, we were usually served yesterday’s grey meat and a side of rice. I was a vegetarian at the time. There was also a big pail of rice pudding in the fridge, for those who wanted dessert. I always wanted dessert. So for the first few weeks, I was essentially living on rice and rice.

Jungle Adventures in Belize

12 Apr

This morning I was excited to see my travel story on Belcampo Lodge, Belize, in the National Post. It was an especially hard one to write: I met so many special people and experienced so many new things there, that […]

Canadian Chefs Winning Instagram

11 Feb

The best chefs on Instagram go off-menu: among their tantalizing food shots are candid snaps from their kitchens, tattoo parlours and wilderness weekends. Here are some of my favourites to follow. Feast your eyes: A prolific poster, Connie de Sousa, […]

A Race Through Wine Country

7 Feb

People have many reasons for running: To challenge themselves physically and mentally, to raise money for a good cause… to eat and drink as much as they possibly can without exploding. I belong in that last category, and two years […]

No Smartphone, No Cry

3 Feb

Back in November I wrote here about preparing for the Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica. My friend Rebecca LeHeup and I trained together when we were both home in Toronto and kept in touch via Instagram when we were travelling […]