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Spud Pie…Freaking Yummy!

Barrie, Canada Raising 2 beautiful kids who despised all tomato based stuff… even ketchup… who doesn’t like Heinz? Fussy children! One day my daughter asked me to make a pizza with all her favorite things… Alfredo sauce… Potatoes… Chicken… Bacon…  and tons of cheese! Spud Pie was born… It’s probably one of the best non…

Bang Bang For Ice Cream

Toronto, Canada It’s a late Friday night in Queen West, Toronto and the city is still mourning the overtime loss of their beloved Leafs. But spring is in the air and that calls for some good ice cream to soothe the sting. Ice cream does cure most things, right? Welcome to Bang Bang Ice Cream on Ossington…

The Attraction of Traveling Alone

Halifax. Canada I read this article on elitedaily.com by John Haltiwanger and thought I’d share! People Who Travel Alone All Have One Thing In Common: They’re Wise There’s nothing quite like waking up by yourself in an unfamiliar place with nothing to do but explore. It’s simultaneously invigorating and unnerving. But the frightening aspects of it…

Old Town Lunenburg – Right Out of A Postcard

Lunenburg, Canada Here about 90 km from Halifax tucked away on the south shore of Nova Scotia is this tiny little port town of Lunenburg. An official UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to Nova Scotia’s sailing ambassador, the Bluenose II. A replica of the famous racing Schooner Bluenose from the early 1900’s. This small town of…

The Big Mac – Made at Home

Halifax, Canada I have 2 vivid memories as a young boy ! The first time my mother took me to Tim Hortons (it’s a Canadian thing) after a 7 am Saturday morning hockey practice for my first donut when Tim Horton was still alive. Yes donuts for breakfast, it’s the late 60’s now and then…

The Joys of Nova Scotia Winters

Halifax, Canada Welcome to a NS winter where it has been known to start snowing in mid November and spring might break in April. The annual snowfall totals can range between 200-300 cm a season with usually 1 huge storm dumping a third of that in a day. I have a good laugh thinking back years ago when…

A Love Letter

Since She has been gone I wonder Will my heart ever be the same The memories Cause time filled with tears Days turn into nights Waking to a vision I know is not there I wonder Will my heart ever be the same Can I forget Lost and lonely without her That smile, her laugh…

The Donair and Why It Is Amazing!

Halifax, Canada Picture this? It’s Friday night and closing time in the downtown Halifax bar scene. Thousands of hungry patrons are emptying out on the streets in search of the traditional late night snack before heading home to sleep it off. Crowds congregate on the streets with many at the intersection of Blowers and Grafton Streets better known…

Natural Seaside Beauty – Peggy’s Cove

Peggy’s Cove, Canada It took me 50 yrs to visit this historical gem in my own backyard of Nova Scotia, Peggy’s Cove! Established in 1868 this small rural fishing community on the eastern shore of St Margaret’s Bay is still home to a few local lobster fishermen but tourism is the main draw now. Peggy’s…

The Secret Pizza Recipe!

Stellarton, Canada Truth is, the last time I made this at home was at my big Sister’s place and it’s always a 2 day event because we all know goodness takes time! Time in the kitchen is never a waste and the place where the party eventually happens with everyone in your way! Homemade will never…

Simply The Best – Pictou County Pizza

Pictou County, Canada “I am fully aware of the fact that people everywhere, and I mean around the world everywhere, make bold claims that the pizza from their hometown is the best pizza you could possibly find.  This is not something unique to people from Pictou County.  What is unique to people from Pictou County, is…

I Love My Burgers

Bedford, Canada Like Popeye’s side kick Wimpy, anyone that knows me knows I love my burgers. From a simple Bacon cheeseburger to a Grilled cheese cheeseburger or a Deluxe burger finished with a soft egg on top or occasionally a McD’s. I think it goes back to the early days when ground beef was cheap and it was a Saturday night staple my Mom made…

Hey It’s Christmas…Splurge

Toronto, Canada I’m in the midst of the last-minute shopping bustle before Xmas and I’m feeling like something naughty over nice for lunch today..it is the holiday feasting season Right? Here in the trendy Queen St West area of Toronto there is much to tempt the palate but Poutini’s is calling my name. A Canadian original “POUTINE” Here at Poutini’s House Of Poutine, a funky little dive accepting cash only and all the…