Food & Drink

Whether you love to cook or live to dine out, I’ve got you covered.  I am at home in the kitchen but only because I have so many incredibly tasty options if I don’t have the time or desire to cook. Part of the joy of city living is having a myriad of great restaurants at my finger tips. My children are raised on food from our kitchen and from hole in the wall family operations to some of the country’s top chef’s kitchens.

Favourite Cookbooks: The Broad Fork

I love a good cookbook.  I read them. I browse them. I cook from them. I get inspiration from them. One that I love is The Broad Fork by Hugh Acheson.  I appreciate how he uses the all different parts of the ingredients, which I also like to do.  I …

Thanksgiving Croutons For Salad and Stuffing

I get impatient for the flavours of Thanksgiving so I make these croutons for fall salads. Thanksgiving croutons are easy to make. They can be enjoyed before Thanksgiving and for the Thanksgiving feast. I make a huge batch and keep them in the pantry so that I can eat them …

Rail Trail's New Fall Menu: Dining in Hudson

Ontario autumn 🍁 #artes#groupofseven#ontario#ago#canada#autumnleaves#artes#toronto A post shared by Mari Rustan (@mary_of_silence) on Oct 25, 2017 at 2:37pm PDT Photo provided by @Mary_of_Silence I don’t know if it is my state of mind or if it really is so, but the fall foliage is especially beautiful this year.  I see paintings …

Beyond the Basic Boo: Chocolate for Halloween

The basic ‘boo’ is what we had before Pinterest.  If you’re old like me, you might remember the plastic printed masks with the garbage bag printed costume.  Of course, those retro costumes would look pretty fab today as an ‘old school’ kind of thing.  Our family of course was a …

A Part of Something: Me Too

We are all a part of something larger than ourselves. Some things we work hard to become of a part of. Other groups we were born into. Some of our shared identities are a blessing and others a burden put on us. Recently, on Facebook women are sharing their statements …