When we bite into a freshly-picked apple, it becomes clear why the apple was the symbol of pleasure in Eden. Juicy, sweet and so comfortingly…yummy! I love the idea that in the Greek mythology, the apple was created by Dionysus as a gift to his mistress, the goddess of beauty, love and pleasure, Aphrodite. May this variation of the apple cake make you a goddess in the kitchen as well as granting you a sweet new year!
I always though making crab cakes was complicated because they needed to be deep-fried. So for me, it became one of these dishes that I would only eat in restaurants, until I found the perfect recipe from Chef Carey McPhee of Virginia Beach’s Wateman’s Surfside Grille. With Alaskan Crab coming in season, impress your guest with this perfect appetizer recipe.
Of course, I am only kidding… Men love Swiss Army knives, the most functional multi-tool ever invented! And now, they even have a stylish new colourful collection for women, and another one with animal prints like zebra, leopard, tiger and giraffe, with the same great quality and all inclusive with the scissors, nail file, tweezers, a screw driver and even a toothpick.
I just love road trips! And I always try to bring some easy and healthy snacks to keep the whole family happy in the car.
When I was a kid, we used to go to visit my grandparents every weekend. We would leave on Friday after school and get back Sunday evening. It was a long drive that would take us sometimes up to 5 hours (like in the winter…). Luckily my mom always had lots of games to keep my brother and I busy - and best of all, special snacks that we were only allowed to have on the road, like lollipops, bits & bites, chocolate cookies and my favourite: Gummy Bears!
What a great summer we are having! Just the way we like it: sunny and HOT!!! A perfect summer needs the perfect refreshing beverage to enjoy in late afternoon with friends, in the garden, by the pool, on the balcony or the patio and if you are lucky enough, on the beach.
Here are three of my summer favourites:
Perfectly girlie and absolutely delicious with fresh fruits and rosé wine.
It may sound cliché, but you might think you’ve died and gone to heaven, when you take a bite out of the black truffle pizza from the lunch menu—inspired by renowned chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten—at the stat
Chef Michael Smith is one of Canada’s most loved chefs, an award winning cookbook author, winner of the James Beard Award for Cooking Show Excellence, and host of many shows on Food Network Canada. I was so thrilled to get to interview him for YMC and get his secret recipe for Chocolate Chip Lentil Cookies. I was totally charmed by his smooth, calm, and deep voice on the phone—I just wish I could have teleported myself to PEI!
I can’t believe I just discovered Bal Harbour! At only 20 minutes from downtown Miami, it is simply a dream place and such an overall ‘In Good Taste’ location with great hotels, fantastic beaches, gourmet restaurants and amazing shopping.
The other great news is that the city is not only safe but perfectly family-friendly with hotels that range from very, very expensive to expensive and from moderate to very affordable. There are four hotels in Bal Harbour and each of them offers something special.
I was in Orlando last weekend with my family, enjoying the fabulous legacy of Walt Disney and the amazing rides at Universal. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in itself was really worth the trip! The ride is exciting and extremely sophisticated in terms of technology! Wow. Even better than The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man which is way up there.
This is one of my all-time favourites. If you translate tiramisu into English, it literally means 'pull me up.' Yes! Even the name turns me on—let alone the ingredients. Here is the recipe in 7 easy steps.
Mix together 5 egg yolks with ½ cup of icing sugar.
It is always a challenge to prepare a healthy and delicious meal when rushed with time. But with these 5 essentials, you are guaranteed to turn every meal into a feast, while succeeding in combining quality, good taste, and good timing. Here are the 5 key ingredients that I always have in my pantry:
It is my morning ritual, and sometimes even an afternoon treat. It’s creamy and rich, sweet and comforting. I use only the best coffee grains. My favourite at the moment is New York, from Saecco, ground on the spot for the best aroma. My Italian espresso machine is old, but it still makes the best coffee.
I just love lemons! The color, the shape, the smell, the taste, the freshness. It has been a passion for a long time but I literally fell head-over-heels in love when I discovered the Meyer Lemons. These heavenly citrus fruits came from China and are a cross between a real lemon and a mandarin.