Ten Instagram Dream Kitchens

All things considered, I’m grateful for my reasonably priced basement apartment.  It may not be luxurious, but it is safe and comfortable and these are not things to easily disregard, or be ungrateful for, in our current economic climate.  That being said, now being stuck at home more frequently, it is a struggle to draw…

Cheezy Scrambled Benedict

Breakfast is such a rushed affair for me these days, and with so little time in the mornings to dedicate to this most pivotal meal, I generally prefer to keep it simpler.  But these hastily prepared meals, devoured too quickly, are symptomatic of a larger, problem. We are all always in such a hurry, and…

Pumpkin Pancakes with Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread and Baked Cinnamon Apples

What is it about pumpkin that makes it such an appealing and popular food for autumn consumption?  There’s certainly no comparable aroma to that of pumpkin cooking.  It’s a rich, warm scent that evokes comfort, compels hibernation and reminds us fondly of cozy days inside, watching the leaves crisp and fade in the cold.  Pumpkin…

Je t’aime Montreal.

It’s odd that I’ve never been to Montreal before.  It’s only a 5-hour train ride from Toronto (or a one hour flight).  At times, I admit I’ve felt a bit apathetic towards exploring Canada more.  There is a temptation to unfairly define and assess the entire country based on the qualities of its largest city, Toronto.  I…

A Beef with Michael Pollan

Back in February, prolific author and journalist Michael Pollan, known for his opposition to industrialized agriculture and a polluted food culture, released a netflix series called, “Cooked.” The series, based on Pollan’s book of the same name, is an inquest into the cultural and social significance of cooking, and how manufactured foods, processed by corporations,…