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Happy Earth day

“Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge. Remedies from chemicals will never stand in favorable comparison with the products of Nature, the living cell of a plant, the final result of the rays of the sun, the mother of all life”. Thomas Alva Edison Love to […]

Turkey Time for Second Harvest

Approaching the holidays, everyone is getting into gear, but it’s another story for families who already have challenges putting food on the table. Which is why it’s such good news that Second Harvest it putting on its sixth annual Turkey Drive with the help of hundreds of volunteers.Loblaws is generously contributing $5 for every turkey […]

Coming Up

My Newest Tapas Class for Great Cooks Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Ostras Fresca y Frita [Fresh and Fried Oysters w/two sauces] Chorizo w/green beans, chimichurri and piñolas Chupe Peruano con Aji Amarillo [Peruvian-style seafood chowder with its native hot pepper] For Dessert Platano Dulce y Queso Fresco [Roasted sweet plantain and fresh cheese] Any questions? […]

On the hunt for pan de jamon, hallacas and ronsito.

Yesterday I spoke to my sister Adriana in Venezuela. I miss my family so much this year that I’m dreaming about the last time we spent Christmas together. We had a grand Christmas dinner and I was in heaven. My mother and sister made 300 hallacas for family and friends. The fillings depend on who’s […]

Perfect Pleasure

At a party I catered recently, twelve people sat around the table, talking, laughing and boisterously enjoying one another’s company. It was one of those gathering where the conversation was so lively, it completely drowned out the music. But when the food arrived at the table and the guests took their first few bites, the […]