I love ordering it when I’m at a restaurant, but it’s oh-so-simple to make at home. My secret? Use store-bought rotisserie chicken and shred it all down at home. I also buy fresh pasta (it cooks quickly) and pre-cut pancetta pieces to reduce the number of steps in this recipe.
High quality cream and fresh organic eggs help to create the perfect silky carbonara sauce. I like to serve it a side of sauteed broccolini with my carbonara pasta. The lemon zest and sprinkle of fresh parsley truly elevates the entire dish. Here’s the recipe:Continue reading →
Looking back, it was a definitive moment that got me off a conveyor belt I didn’t want to be on and changed my outlook on life.
I had been to Europe before – back in 2003 on a backpacking trip with Paul. That was also an eye-opening trip where I officially caught the travel bug. But when we returned to Italy and Germany in 2010, things were different. Continue reading →
One of my must-stops in the summer is Muskoka Lakes Winery on The Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh in Bala, Ontario where I spent a lazy Sunday afternoon tasting some exquisite fruit wine. They’ve recently added an outdoor patio, where they serve wine by the glass and a seasonal Ontario cheese plate – in case you want to linger (you will).
If you like a sweet summer beverage, I recommend trading in those terrible wine coolers and trade-up for a delicious bottle of Cranberry Blueberry Wine. Just think of all the antioxidants when you are pouring yourself that second glass… am I right? Continue reading →
I travel the world photographing people in love. However, photography was not my first love. My true first love was – cars. I had no interest in being a police officer, astronaut or doctor. I just wanted to race cars.
I have loved cars since I was a little kid. I had a subscription of Car and Driver magazine, years before I even got my license. So when Lisa called and asked if I would drive an actual race car for this blog – I jumped at the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine. Continue reading →
My routine as of late? Working all day, cooking dinner with Paul and then instead of mindlessly channel surfing, we’ve settled into a routine of watching movies. I find it more fulfilling and I LOVE movies. I just never felt like I had any time to relax and watch them – except on an airplane. After being stuck at home during an epic bout of bronchitis – I got into my movie watching routine again.
So here is my July Edition of 5 Movies to Rent This Weekend:
1) In A World – Being a voice actor was one of the many jobs I have had in my creative career. I even voiced this cartoon over at Nickeloden + Nelvana. So went Lake Bell released In A World, a movie about a female breaking into a male-dominated industry I was immediately fascinated! The film itself is quirky, funny and you can’t help cheering for the underdog (Bell) to prevail. Lake stars and directs, but I also loved the funny cast that she has assembled including my favourite Ken Marino and Michaela Watkins. Continue reading →