Month: December 2015

[Make it!] Milk Pudding from the 2016 Milk Calendar


Every summer, I visit the CNE. When I do, I always go to the Farm building and visit the Milk section to pick up a Milk calendar! This free calendar is always beautifully designed and filled with the best recipes! I got my hands on a milk calendar and made my birthday recipe, Milk Pudding. Check out the recipie below, and download a copy of the calendar here!

Everyone's Milk Pudding
Print Recipe
This delicious and easy recipe is from the 2016 Milk Calendar.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 4 hours
Everyone's Milk Pudding
Print Recipe
This delicious and easy recipe is from the 2016 Milk Calendar.
Servings Prep Time
8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
8 people 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 4 hours
Servings: people
  1. In a large saucepan, stir 3 cups (750 mL) milk with sugar. Set over medium-high heat, stir and bring to a simmer.
  2. Place remaining milk in a medium bowl. Whisk in cornstarch until dissolved. Once milk reaches a simmer, whisking continuously, add cornstarch mixture.
  3. Bring to a full rolling boil; stir continuously until mixture thickens, 1 to 2 min. Remove from heat; stir in rosewater, if using, and 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla. If not using rosewater, stir in 3 tsp (15 mL) vanilla.
  4. Pour into a bowl or individual serving dishes. To prevent a skin from forming, place plastic wrap on surface of pudding. Refrigerate at least 4 hours or until set. Discard plastic wrap. Sprinkle with raisins and cinnamon or your favourite toppings.
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Dinner at Kinka Izakaya North York


Although Guu Izakaya has changed its name to Kinka (it means golden flower!) Izakaya, nothing else has changed. You’ll still find a great atmosphere and delicious, authentic Japanese dishes. I visited the Kinka Izakaya North York location.

Staff yell out friendly greetings when you arrive and when you leave in Japanese (that I can actually understand thanks to my short-lived Japanese classes), and the space is larger than expected.


There’s a good selection of sake or cocktails if that’s more your thing. I had the Cherry Blossom Cocktail with red wine, peach liqueur, cassis liqueur and Sprite, which I really enjoyed. My friend had the Bamboo Cocktail with melon liqueur, vodka, guava juice and soda. She loved the tropical touches in this drink! (more…)

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide & Essie Giveaway!


  1. Peapod Pill Case: ($3) This cute peapod will stash your pills for you.
  2. Birch Box: Surprise your sister or bestie with a monthly box of the latest beauty samples!
  3. Santa’s Secret Tea ($6) It’s hard to say what the best part of this is- the adorable tin or the delicious vanilla and peppermint DavidsTEA inside!
  4. Quo Beauty Crackers ($20): These always delight! Each one has a pretty eye shadow and a lipgloss.
  5. Playbulb Candle (3 for $59) These smart LED candles glow in all hues of the rainbow. You can even blow them out!
  6. Panty by Post: Yup, that’s right! You can send someone a surprise panty each month! Choose from everyday basic or premium luxe.
  7. SEPHORA COLLECTION Babushka Doll Trio Airbrush Sponge Set This set of three sponge blenders are great for contouring and precision application.
  8. L’Oreal Le Matte Bold colour with a velvety matte finish.
  9. Strawberry Festive Cracker: This beautiful cracker has a surprise Body Shop soap and lotion inside!
  10. SEPHORA COLLECTION Cat Nap Sleep Mask Sleep anywhere, any time, and look adorable while doing it.
  11. Essie Nail Polish:  polishes are available in so many festive shades, it can be hard to choose! Here is ‘No place like chrome’  and ‘A list’.
  12. PHILOSOPHY renewed hope in a jar: This cute ornament will keep your face moisturized.
  13. Rosewater Gel Perfumes:  These handy THEFACESHOP perfumes can be stashed in your purse and lasts 3-4 hours!


Foodie Gift Guide & Giveaway!

1. Bonne Maman Jams: These amazing jams are imported from France. They use all natural ingredients with no artificial colorings or preservatives, and come in tasty flavours like Orange Marmalade and Raspberry.
2. STAK Kitchen Dock ($60) The perfect companion when you are cooking, this ceramic dock will hold your iPad and you cooking utensils!
3. Disarrano ($33) This Italian liqueur has been dressed up for the holidays in a custom bottle designed by Roberto Cavalli.
4. Hersey’s Deluxe Kisses They found a way to make Hersey’s kisses even better! These deluxe kisses are twice as big with a hazelnut centre.
5. PC Speculoos Cookie Butter This sweet confection is delicious spread on scones or fresh waffles!
6. DavidsTEA white & gold tea pot ($36) This gold dipped tea post is a pretty gift for tea lovers.
7. Cookies Every Night. This amazing subscription delivers cookies to your door!
8. Butter Celebrates ($21): Rose is back with another amazing cookbook! This book has delicious breads, cookies and cakes. All of her recipes turn out perfect, and the book is beautiful to boot.
9. Tastes of Toronto Gift Box ($39 or $79) This box filled with local beers, popcorn, chocolate and more can be delivered within the Toronto area in 30 minutes! Perfect for foodies.

Bonus! One winner will get a Bonne Maman prize pack! The prize includes:
4 jams (Dulce, Cherry, Chestnut Spread, Redcurrant Jelly),an Apron, Tablecloth, Jam Spoon and a 1 year subscription to Ricardo Magazine! Enter below.

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The Works Burger: Get Stuff’d Menu

The Works is one of my favourite burger places. Not only are they all Canadian, but they’re also pretty inventive.


Of course, you have delicious staples like the Tot Mess: Crispy tater tots covered in a beer and cheddar sauce, topped with caramelized onions and dipped in gravy for a perfect appetizer. (more…)

[Make it!] Key Lime Pie & A Taste of the Florida Keys


I like to eat food, and occasionally I like to make food, but I wouldn’t call myself a chef. When I had the chance to participate in a one of a kind cook off challenge, I couldn’t turn it down!


Florida Keys Chef Bobby Stoky flew into Toronto to whip several food bloggers, recipe writers and influences into shape in a fun cook-off. We didn’t know what we would be cooking, but I had a hunch on dessert that proved to be correct! We created two dishes, Onion-Encrusted Yellowtail with Mango Salsa and Key Lime Pie. (more…)

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