Weekend In My Studio: A Whirlwind Week Through Toronto

Weekend In My Studio: A Whirlwind Week In Toronto | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Getting ready to go away is always a bit of a crazy mad rush.  The last two weeks have been a blitz of doing personal taxes, closing year end for one of the businesses, and getting a jump on content for FBC before heading off on a two week working road trip of Toronto and Montreal.  It’s meant the blog has been a little quiet. Having

The Great Apple Pancake Quest – Episode 1

The Great Apple Pancake Quest

You know what’s maddening? Well ok, a lot of things are maddening – like people hogging overhead bins on airplanes, or not being able to find your keys when you left them right THERE. But what’s also maddening is being so close to what should be a perfect apple pancake recipe but never actually makes it. And this is my dilemma at the moment.  I’m

Focusing on Food Photo Essays and Using Steller

Creating Food Photo Essays in Steller

Pretty much since I first picked up a camera, the idea of the photo essay has intrigued me.  The concept of telling a story from start to finish with just images and no, or very few, words, is both daunting and challenging and something I’ve been wanting to do more of for the last two years. So, I’ve decided, among other things, that in 2015 I’m

KitchenAid Cook For The Cure Chef’s School

KitchenAid Cook For The Cure Chef's School | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

In my last post I mentioned that the reason for my trip back east was to attend the KitchenAid Cook For the Cure weekend.  Today I thought I’d share the experience with all of you because it was so much fun – and all for a very worthy cause – the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Clockwise from top left: The Culinary Showdown trophy, Chef Susur

Garde Manger and the Lights of Notre Dame Basilica

Garde Manger Menu Board

I’ve just returned from what feels like a whirlwind two week trip through Toronto, Montreal and then Toronto again (yes… again!).  I’d hoped to blog about it as it happened but, technical difficulties with my hosting thwarted me once again!  I think it’s all sorted out now though.  I feel like I should whisper that or knock on wood or something so I don’t tempt

On Food, Photography and My Creative Life

Ramen, magazines and thoughts on creativity

Oh hello there!  Remember me? No, I haven’t stopped blogging.  Or thinking about blogging.  I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Two things happened – the first was FBC2014, the Canadian food blogging conference we put on over at Food Bloggers of Canada every year .  It becomes all consuming in the month leading up to the conference but it’s worth it.  I

KitchenAid Cook For the Cure Culinary Showdown

KitchenAid Cook For the Cure Culinary Showdown Judging | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

Two weeks ago I got up at the ungodly hour of 4:30am on a Friday.  By choice.  I grabbed my suitcase, my laptop and camera bags, and gave Sammy a scratch behind the ears. I hopped into my car in -12C weather to head to YVR to catch the first flight of the morning to Toronto. Why you may ask?  Because with FBC being a

Okanagan Journey Part 3: Honey & Lemon Meringue

Garlic hanging at Arlo Honey

It’s pretty impressive just how much Ethan and I packed into our three day sojourn to and from the Okanagan.  It helps that the list of things to do in a relatively small area is pretty impressive: wineries, orchards, farms, small producers… As we were told while we were there, you hear a lot about the 100mile diet but the Okanagan is more like the

An Okanagan Food & Wine Journey Part 2

Okanagan vista of vineyards and orchards

After giving you the tour of our first day in the Okanagan, it was high time to reappear with day two.  Day two was our only full day in the area and we packed as much in as we could. We started out the day at the Okanagan Lavender Herb farm.  If you love lavender, then this is the place to be.  The scent permeates

The Magical Okanagan Valley Part 1: Wine, Cheese & Being a Farmer

Carmelis Goat Cheese Artisan

The Okanagan Valley is a special place in BC – I think it has a little bit of magic surrounding it.  In summer and early fall, it becomes the fruit basket and wine glass of Canada.  Orchards, and vineyards as far as the eye can see – dotting the shores of Okanagan Lake, home of the mythical Ogopogo Sea Monster. Interspersed in all that lush