I feel very fortunate. My life has taken me down several equally interesting paths – motherhood, business ownership, food related causes, animal welfare causes and a genuine passion for life. I have travelled widely and often enough to truly experience many different traditions, foods and languages at local levels. Those life experiences guided me towards my [...]
I spent a day in the kitchen with celebrated Turkish gourmet, Engin Akin where, in addition to learning the subtleties of Turkish pilav, I also learned how to make this ...
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.A busy 16 year old took the time to write to me after her trip to Turkey
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Light the Night Walk 2012.
My group left Lisbon on Wednesday morning. Everybody said they had enjoyed a wonderful tour, after two weeks that highlighted some of the best of Portugal as well as Madeira Island. Our weather on the mainland was chilly and, in Lisbon and Porto, raining some of the time. Nonetheless, our program included indoor as well [...]
In just one week, I will fly from Madeira to Lisbon to meet our small group of Americans and Canadians for our two week private guided tour of Portugal. In case you missed it, here is a whistle-stop outline of our trip. First, we will spend time in and around Lisbon, taking in the baroque [...]
Join this deliciously intense Parisian Bistro experience with award-winning Chef, Alain Raye.
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Coming soon! We’re still finalizing the last few details, but if you love real French food, you won’t want to miss this very special “bistronomy” tour of Paris to be led by renowned French chef, Alain Raye of award-winning La Regalade Bistro in West Vancouver, and Cafe Regalade, in Vancouver British Columbia. I will post [...]
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It’s that time of year again. As a child in Britain, I always looked forward to “Harvest Festival” as we would call Thanksgiving. Each child would take one food item – either directly from or made with food from the land – to school for later donation to a local charity. Our school stage was [...]
It’s Sunday and I thought I would share another recipe from my travels. My friend Isabel, a busy and successful Architect in Madeira, Portugal, made a delicious dessert for our farewell dinner in August. She called it Chocolate Brownie. You might call it Molten Chocolate Cake. I call it scrumptious. So, obrigada Isabel, obrigada Skype [...]