Where Women Create Business

Where Women Create Business | Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach

It’s been very quiet around here, I know.  But a lot of things have been happening behind the scenes so I have an excuse.  And today I get to share some of it with you! First of all, I’m so excited to be able to finally tell people that I’m being featured in the summer issue of one of my favourite magazines, Where Women Create Business by

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

Crying on a Plane – There’s No Food Here

Snowy Trinity Bellwood Park, Toronto

Airplanes make me cry. Every time I get on a plane, I wind up crying.  Every single time. I blame it on the altitude.   All that oxygen depleted air makes your tear ducts go in to overdrive.  I’m sure there’s science to back it up.  Right? Usually it’s the movie – even if it’s a comedy.  Movies I would never shed a tear over

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

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

Thoughts on 2013 and 2014 and Moving Forward

Leavem Saying Daaamn!

I spent an hour on New Years Eve sitting on the floor of my bedroom crying.  Crying so hard that Sam didn’t know what to do – just kept trying push his head under my arms and lick my face. I just wanted the year to be over.  I didn’t even stay up till midnight.  I went to sleep, like a kid on Christmas Eve

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

KitchenAid Canada’s Cook For The Cure – We Can All Help

Volunteering for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer | www.eyesbiggerthanmystomach.com

Do you remember the first person in your life who passed away? I was small.  Maybe 8 or 9. Young, but not so young that I didn’t understand.  My cousin passed away from leukemia.  He was barely more than a child himself – in his teens.  He had fought it for years, in and out of hospitals.  My recollections of him swim between him being

FBC2013 – An Honest Glimpse Behind the Scenes

FBC2013 Name Badge

When you give birth to something you are passionate about, building, nurturing it, and shaping it to follow a vision is a labour of love.  Labour and love being the key words. When you publicly attach your name to it and throw it out into the world and are a recovering perfectionist like I am, it’s downright terrifying.  When you are also a control freak

What Happens When You Plan a Food Blogging Conference…


It’s been quiet around these parts lately, I know.   Even when I’ve posted it’s been sadly lacking in photography tips and tutorials and such. But, there’s good reason behind it. You see, we’re putting on a conference.  A food blogging conference.  Canada’s first national food blogging conference.  FBC2013 from Food Bloggers of Canada. When I say we, I mean me and my two partners, Mardi