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…

A 4th of July in Good Company

Yesterday, we endulged our senses and spent a lovely Fourth of July in excellent company, eating and drinking merrily as we chatted and played with our wee ones. Accompanied by their dear friends who have been visiting from England, we passed the holiday with the Heaths, our friends here in New York, eating lunch, visiting…

Mary’s Pizza

Last weekend, we were honored to have been invited to the home of one of my husband’s colleagues, a successful fashion designer living in New Jersey.  We gladly accepted and were eagerly looking forward to a welcome escape from the hustle & bustle of the city, and the opportunity to get to know this lovely…

Summer Spring Rolls

Time: 30 minutes I may be jumping the gun a bit by preparing a recipe categorized as “summer”, but hey, here in New York, the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and the smell of summer is in the air.  However, in my opinion, a recipe as such could very well be prepared any…

Mini Enchilada Bowls

We recently returned from a trip to the west coast, Santa Monica, California to be exact, where my husband was brought for work, and we were fortunate enough to tag along.  When one thinks of California, they may think of sandy beaches, golden sunshine and warmer temperatures. So you can imagine how we felt when…

Party Poppers

This past weekend, our family was invited to a pool/dinner party at our friends’ place.  While I’ve known Tanis and Vaughn for quite some time, it has only been since we moved to Toronto that we have actually come together to spend some quality time.  The fact that our daughters are like two peas in…