My Journey to the Golden Ticket

No matter what happens, I’ll always remember the day I received a golden ticket. After an application, several phone calls, and a weekend spent knee deep in bacon and chocolate, I spent last Sunday waiting in line at the Recipe to Riches audition with my “Sexy Chocolate Bacon Bites”. Recipe to Riches is a Food … [Read more…]

How To: Kir Royal

Here is a tease from my ‘Canadian in Paris’ brunch video, and a fun little tutorial on how to make kir royal with Marisa!

Elvis Cookies

It all started with chocolate bacon bites. Friday afternoon I bought four packages of my favourite bacon and enough chocolate to feed an army, or me for a weekend. The wind was howling so loudly Friday night in Toronto that I woke up at 3 a.m. on Saturday, fried up all of my bacon and … [Read more…]

What I’m Loving This Weekend

1. This song: 2. Danielle’s post on living in the moment. 3. This TED talk on the power of introverts. The way she describes her family sitting around reading is the way my family is with our computers. Because I’m not shy not everyone would guess I’m an introvert. But like many introverts I enjoy … [Read more…]

Thoughts on Berlin

I arrive in Berlin around noon and hand my passport to a man behind glass. He looks up at me and smiles.  “Miss Young?!”  It sounds like he’s asking a question.  I pause. “Yes?!”  He smiles and nods, and I realize I like Germany already. My brother meets me and we drive through the outskirts … [Read more…]

Gillian’s Eats for a Week

One of my favourite sites is the New York Times Grub Street.  I especially love the Grub Street Diet, a weekly blog that dives into the daily eats of celebrities, chefs, writers, and food lovers during one week. From Andrew Zimmern’s raccoon for breakfast to Ruth Reichl’s caviar tastings, I can’t get enough.  It’s voyeuristic, indulgent and fun. In … [Read more…]

Chicken Wings Are Cheap

Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments on my last post.  I obviously have some amazing readers and feel very lucky for it. It seems silly to follow such a great conversation with a recipe for chicken wings, but in a sense it’s the perfect way to carry on the topic of enjoying … [Read more…]

The Girl Who Ate Everything

I’m tired of being told what I shouldn’t eat. Sugar will kill me, wheat will give me a belly, grains are bad for me, I shouldn’t eat dairy, and I need to eat more protein, but the right kind of course. Let it be said that I hate diets. I am forced to eat a … [Read more…]