Stripped Screw Trick

I love puzzles, especially the jigsaw type – they’re one of my favourite things to do with my mom (other than baking!). It seems that my puzzle skills have lent themselves to a strange skill…I am an Ikea master. Seriously, my ability to assemble Ikea furniture isn’t normal. And I like it! It’s like a big puzzle, and I feel handy, so I’m always happy to put stuff together. Continue reading

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Zebra Fudge Cookies

A zebra fudge cookieIt’s a big week for me: it’s my birthday, I got a new job (soon to be a Brand Coordinator for Lifetime and Food Network!), and I’m a guest blogger for FoodStory – this great startup that provides information on Toronto’s farmers markets and even has delivery if you can’t make it (or can and just can’t carry it all home). I wrote about my why for starting this blog, my love of markets Continue reading

Veggie Cooking Cheat Sheets

For some reason, I can never remember what temperature to cook something at and for how long, so I always called my Nana for the answer, she was my kitchen Google – a resource I miss dearly (for emotional and practical reasons). I stumbled upon the second image, and, while searching for a better quality one to post here, I found the first image. While the second cheat sheet is prettier, the first has the all-important baking/roasting option Continue reading

Hone your chops: A chef’s guide to knifes

I saw this online and thought I should share it. I’m on a constant quest for knowledge and love to learn, so, since I’ve been baking and cooking since I was in diapers, food-related information is a large part of this thirst. This trait is definitely familial, as my mom and I are looking into taking a knife skills class together, so this post is quite appropriate. Hope you find at least one thing to take away from it! Continue reading

Why

My Nana and I at my high school graduationI lost my grandmother a couple years ago to cancer, and my life hasn’t really been the same since. She was one of my best friends, someone full of eternal wisdom for every one of my questions and problems (ranging from ‘how to bake salmon’ to ‘how to get this stain out of that fabric’ to advice when I would fight with my mom). She instilled a love of baking in me at a very young age, along with an infatuation for jewellery, a weakness for anything antique, and an inclination towards things that are, as she would say, “funky”. Continue reading