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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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Holiday 2013 – For The Foodie

December 6, 2013
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Here are Gifted top 5 great gift ideas for the cute cook: 1. Nadège Chocolate Alphabet, $9 each. Buy Now 2. Williams Sonoma Smart Tools for iPad Speaker/Stand, $312. Buy Now 3. Jackson-Triggs Grand Reserve Entourage Sparkling Brut, $22.95. Buy Now 4. Ceramic Tinware Measuring Spoons, $19 at Drake General Store. Buy Now 5. Organics [...]

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How to Feed a Family

September 3, 2013
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My friends Ceri and Laura of the awesome family food blog Sweet Potato Chronicles wrote a fabulous new book called How to Feed a Family! It is full of easy and nutritious recipes that will appeal to the pickiest of eaters! You can see an except here on a fave recipe – peanut butter pancakes [...]

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Harvest Herb Dryer

August 8, 2013
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I just discovered the Nova Scotia-founded e-shop, Tinder, chock full of stylish and practical decor and sundry items for the home. A perfect gift for this time of year is their herb dryer that allows you to collect the bounty from the garden and make it last all winter long. Harvest Herb Dryer, $20. Buy [...]

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A Lovely Lunch

May 8, 2013
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Most mamas want a special day surrounded by family for Mother’s Day. This Sunday, treat her to a lovely home-made lunch. Inniskillin Estate Chef David Penny created a yummy menu of Spring Asparagus Salad, Thyme Roasted Chicken with Lemon, and Rhubarb & Strawberry Crisp (recipes below) to pair with wine (another Mother’s Day must). In [...]

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Le Creuset Kettle

February 26, 2013
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Le Creuset products last for years and are always welcome additions to a well kitted out kitchen. This lovely kettle is a great gift for a new home owner and comes in six chic colours to match any decor. Le Creuset Kettle, $137. Buy Now Psst…also available at Good Egg in Toronto. Similar gift ideas:Alessi KettleLacquer [...]

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Gifts

February 14, 2013
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You woke up and just remembered it’s Valentine’s Day…and have nothing planned. I’m all about just because gifts and not giving something just because you’re supposed to, so you don’t need to run out and spend a ton to make today special,  it’s more important to show your person that you care. Here are a [...]

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Lacquer Recipe Box

December 17, 2012
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There seems to be two movements – those who seek out the latest technology and those who are nostalgic for a simpler time. This old fashioned recipe box (in a very un-traditional hot pink hue) would be perfect for the latter. Fill it up full of favourite family recipes and gift it away. Lacquer Recipe [...]

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Spice Shakers

November 30, 2012
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Add a dash of adorable to the table with these spice shakers/snow globes! Spice Shakers, $38. Buy Now Similar gift ideas:Holiday 2013 – For The FoodieGifts that Give BackHow to Feed a FamilyHarvest Herb DryerLacquer Recipe Box

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Chef’s Essences

October 10, 2012
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For the chef or mixologist give a little bottle full of flavour. Chef’s Essences are naturally distilled oil essences are used to flavour and enhance aromas of food and cocktails developed by a natural perfumer. Available in Sweet Basil, Black Pepper, Fresh Ginger, Asian Lemon, and Warm Nutmeg flavours at Williams-Sonoma. Chef’s Essences, $24-$29.00 CAD [...]

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