Parisian Picks

August 15, 2014
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Back at the blog after a fabulous extended stay in Paris with my lil family! Here are some of the favourite finds from our trip we gifted to friends and family: Something street from the arbiter of cool – Colette Tee, Buy Now Our favourite of all the macarons – Pierre Herme Macarons, Buy Now [...]

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Best from Christmas 2011

January 20, 2012
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After a wonderfully busy Christmas followed by a little curve ball thrown in the new year, I decided to take a little break from Gifted. But now I’m back and excited to share some of the best gifts I saw given or received this past holiday season! My boyfriend gave my father a 4D historical [...]

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Star Wars Wookie Cookies Cookbook

February 21, 2011
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I recently discovered Covet Garden a fabulous digital magazine where each issue they feature the life and style of a tastemaker. The latest one features talented photographer Tracy Shumate‘s home and favourite things including this ah-mazing cookbook. Star Wars Wookie Cookies Cookbook, $21.99

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Sriracha Cookbook

January 20, 2011
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For those who like a little spice, here’s a cookbook that pays tribute to that yummy red-hot sauce called Sriracha. The book includes 50 recipes from Spciy Ceviche to Peach-Sriracha Sorbet. Acclaimed Momofuku chef, David Chang, praises, “This book is a perfect example that Sriracha tastes great on everything!”  Bring the heat. Sriracha Cookbook by [...]

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Vij’s at Home Cookbook

October 28, 2010
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Recently I got to eat at Vij’s in Vancouver. We waited 2 hours (no reservations…though they do feed you snacks while you wait…and it was worth it) for some of the lightest, freshest Indian food I’ve ever tasted. Give a foodie this new cookbook so they can try some of his delicious dishes at home. [...]

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Good Food for All Cookbook

October 5, 2009
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This gorgeous fresh-food cookbook by The Stop Community Food Centre focuses on local ingredients and seasonal flavours (oh, and it just so happens to have been designed by my lovely friend Ruth). True to The Stop’s mandate, the book aims to raise awareness about the connections between food and social justice, health, the environment and [...]

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