Africa

Growing up in small town Ontario, Canada, I was always the little girl who dreamed of seeing the world. Always wondering what was beyond my backyard, beyond the town limits, beyond Ontario, beyond Canada. I knew early on that my life would take me to all sorts of places. How could it not with such…

Mushroom Quesadilla & Succotash

When I was just thirteen years old, I had my first job.  I was a dishwasher for Sunday brunch at this cute little restaurant in my hometown of Strathroy, Ontario, Canada.  At the time, it was called Michelle’s, after its owner, but now you can find it as The Clock Tower Inn. It was a…

Portuguese Azorian Shrimp

It’s been exactly 32 years since I stepped foot on my parents’ native land, the island of Saõ Miguel, in the group of Portuguese islands called the Azores.  I think that may be just a tad too long. Yet somehow, the memories of visiting the islands live on vividly in my memory. Perhaps it’s from…

Broth Fondue

The first time I tried a fondue was way back in 2008.  After having spent my first 3 months in northern Italy, I decided it was time to venture a bit north, across the border, nestled in the foothills of the Alps, to the great land of Switzerland. I loved Switzerland!  It is just as…