Urban Beekeeping at Vaughan Mills Mall

Urban Beekeeping at Vaughan Mills Mall

(Photos By: Julia Hendrickson) I was so honoured to be asked to partner with Vaughan Mills to spread the word about an amazing initiative they’re taking part in. Vaughan Mills is located in the very busy city of Vaughan, Ontario.  I grew up in Vaughan and the changes...
Welcoming a New Season!

Welcoming a New Season!

Summer has come and gone and it wasn’t at all what I expected it to be.  I said to myself at the beginning of the summer that I wanted to work less and enjoy my family more.  It’s been such a busy year (a blessed busy year) and I wanted to spend the summer...
I am an Ethical Omnivore

I am an Ethical Omnivore

Before I had children, I can honestly say I didn’t spend much time worrying about where my food came from.  Now that I have two boys, their health and well being is of the up-most importance to me.  With all of the different value systems and beliefs that exist today...
Grand Opening: Copetin by Claudio Aprile

Grand Opening: Copetin by Claudio Aprile

(Article Photography By: George Pimentel) Three years have gone by since I first met Chef Claudio Aprile on the set of MasterChef Canada Season One.  I always admired his passion for creativity and for inspiring others in the kitchen.  He has had many prosperous...
Big Feastival + Giveaway

Big Feastival + Giveaway

This summer you have the opportunity to be part of something really special.  The Big Feastival is happening for the first time in Canada from August 18-20 at the picturesque campground at Burl’s Creek in Oro-Medonte.  Finally, an event where parents and children can...
Date Night at Dish

Date Night at Dish

I always tell my husband, the most romantic thing he could ever do for me is make me a meal or clean the house.  I’m sure many women would agree with me.  That’s why when I was recently invited to attend a date night cooking class at Dish Cooking Studio in...
My Chef's Garden Inspo

My Chef's Garden Inspo

I decided to take on the challenge of a chef’s garden this year.  My husband and I have always toyed with the idea of homesteading and building an eco-friendly house.  A chef’s garden seems like a great way to get the ball rolling.  Our boys are also growing so...
My Wrap-up as SIAL TV Canada Host!

My Wrap-up as SIAL TV Canada Host!

I was truly honoured to have been chosen as the 2017 SIAL Canada TV host.  When I was first approached by SIAL Canada, I have to be honest, I had never heard of it before.  As soon as I began speaking to some big players in the food business about this opportunity,...
Annual Wild Leek & Maple Syrup Festival

Annual Wild Leek & Maple Syrup Festival

Sometimes I get email invites to events and the universe tells me to make sure I go (even though I have deadlines and lots of house things to take care of).  I have never been to the Annual Wild Leek & Maple Syrup Festival at Eigensinn Farm by Chef Stadtlander but...