[Review] Against All Grain

1-IMG_20141027_203205I had the chance to review Against all Grain by Danielle Walker. We have been a strict gluten free house for several years and have fallen into a cooking rut. This cookbook is not only great for beginners, but it is also great for those already living the lifestyle who need variety. One of the best things about this cookbook is that it contains recipes for food we would usually buy pre-made. I chose to make Peruvian-style chicken, BLT Salad with Herb Ranch Dressing, and the wraps. (more…)

Montreal with the Nikon Coolpix P600

I’m on the hunt for a new camera, so I jumped at the chance to review the Nikon Coolpix P600.

1-IMG_20140928_173718019Pushing NIKKOR optics to new heights, the COOLPIX P600 boasts a 60x optical zoom from a wide-angle 24mm to an astonishing 1440mm (35mm equivalent) range, and can reach even further using Dynamic Fine Zoom*. Lens Shift Vibration Reduction (VR) image stabilization helps reduce the effects of camera shake, allowing users to capture clear photos from incredible distances. With built-in Wi-Fi2, users can easily share amazing photos with family and friends by transferring images to a compatible smartphone or tablet and uploading them to their social networks. (more…)

Kikkerland Faves


1. Morph Coffee Heart Mug ($10): This mug is my favourite! The heart is black…until you fill it with a warm liquid and it turns red.

2. Leaf Tea Infuser ($12): This floating leaf steeps your tea!

3. 6 Foot Micro USB cable ($12.50) This cable stretches any and everywhere- keeping you connected. I love this cable because it stretches from the outlet on the wall to my bed. Perfect for keeping my phone charged!

4. Dapper Drink Markers: ($5) How classy would you be with these fun drink markers at your party?

5. Morph Cherry Blossom Mug ($12): Watch the trees bloom to life when you pour in your hot liquid!

6. Woodland Animals Bag Clips ($4): The cutest way to keep your food fresh!

Hot Chocolate Files: Aroma Espresso

I’m going to give it to your straight- we’re in for another harsh winter. The kind that makes you want to bury under the covers and not come out until spring. You know what’s worth getting out of bed for? Hot chocolate.

1-IMG_20141005_195410903I took my family out for a hot chocolate break at the Aroma at Shops at Don Mills. We all ordered a white hot chocolate… (more…)

Picture This: Eat to the Beat 2014

1-October 20142Eat to the Beat is a magical event for foodies that brings together 60 female chefs cooking for a great cause. Last week I attended this event at Roy Thompson Hall, and I’m happy to say that it remains my favourite foodie event of the year! All of the money raised from the event goes to support the Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support . (more…)

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