Ultimate Comfort Food

The Ultimate Comfort Food: Meatloaf and my Recipe Challenge to you! Comfort foods … Time honoured, slow cooked dishes, tried and true combinations with that extra something to make them newly welcome each time they are lovingly served. In preparing this style of food, which can mean many things to many people, we are payingContinue reading “Ultimate Comfort Food”

Colouring For Adults

Colouring was once defined as the democratization of art. Many educators concluded that students, regardless of background, could benefit from art education. This would in turn, enhance their conceptual understanding of the tangible and further develop one’s cognitive ability to observe, enlighten and inspire perspective. Thus, we transcend to today. As a restauranteur, I haveContinue reading “Colouring For Adults”

Return to Sender … Airline Unknown

Return to Sender … Airline Unknown.    Residing in the Northern hemisphere, we have all been seduced by the notion of warmer temperatures during the winter months. Geographical relocation rears its provocative head throughout the season. Commercial aviation is a massive industry involving the flying of tens of thousands of passengers daily around the globe.Continue reading “Return to Sender … Airline Unknown”

El Fogon Tantalizes!

El Fogon Tantalizes! El Fogon Restaurant in San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, is very well known for serving up rich, local food that is packed with flavours typical of homemade Belizean food. The best part is the authentic smokey taste of the fire hearth that is infused in most of the dishes they prepare. The woodContinue reading “El Fogon Tantalizes!”

Soaking Up Ceviche!

Soaking Up Ceviche! Ceviche is cleverly marinated, raw seafood, fresh herbs and piquant chilies, bathed in a citrus-based mixture, with lemons and limes being the most commonly used. In addition to adding flavor, the citric acid causes the proteins in the seafood to become denatured or chemically altered with the appearance of being cooked. Traditional-styleContinue reading “Soaking Up Ceviche!”

The Ontario Food Terminal

The Ontario Food Terminal “I’ll Take You There!” When an invitation to visit the infamous “Market” during a recent visit to Toronto presented itself, I couldn’t resist! That mysterious section of the city has always intrigued so many people. My brother is a buyer for a large nursery and this is a weekly excursion for him,Continue reading “The Ontario Food Terminal”

Foraging for Foder

 This is hospitality code for vacation. Yes, believe it or not, we do work every day. Call it a labour of love, an expedited route to mental exhaustion or just the everlasting quest for that next great explosion of flavour. We, ‘restaurant people’ are a rare breed. We don’t sleep much, we are privileged withContinue reading “Foraging for Foder”