Apple π!

This week I’ve been in the festive mood. Rosh Hashana is today and therefore I’ve been baking up a storm and making LOTS of apple desserts for the sweet new year!

So something that’s become a staple for me, so much so that I even named my blog after it, is my apple pie! The recipe is actually my grandmothers’ and I think as a kid, since I was named after her, I tried to do it justice. It was probably the first ever real dessert I made and is still the only one I’ve memorized.

Finished Apple Pie

Ya, I made that, no big deal

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Fear Inducing Sites

Has anyone ever forwarded you a site that claims to tell you all of the “terrible” things the food industry is doing? How their lies are manipulating the poor unknowing & innocent moms into purchasing and feeding their families unquestionably “wrong” products? Sure the whole things sounds devious and evil, but there are a whole whack-load of regulation hoops set out by the government that food companies have to jump through. Never mind the fact that no one is putting a gun to your head and forcing you to purchase a product. So… is the food industry as horrible as you think it is? Let’s find out!

I was recently sent this link from cracked.com all about “The 6 Most Horrifying Lies The Food Industry is Feeding You” (Click HERE to read it!). As a Food Scientist I get questions about ingredients all the time. (But that’s also because people usually get confused and think I’m a nutritionist….) I’m here to set the record straight and tell you the difference between fact and media hype. Continue reading

Food Porn Daily

Click. Drool. Repeat.

As a fan of FoodPornDaily.com I can think of no better birthday present to the friend who introduced me to this site than The Cookbook by the same name. But of course, since I am a great friend, I took a quick sneak through the entire thing and found the most delicious chocolate chip cookies I have ever seen. Which of course ment that we had to test out the recipe.

More like Flip, Drool, Repeat

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Food Storage

As a food scientist it is extremely frustrating for me to find food stored in the wrong way. Once you get home from the grocery store, WHERE you put your food is important. If you’re going to put it in the wrong place, you might as well just throw it out and save yourself the time.

See? Even the FDA agrees with me

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Break the Pickle…

TICKLE TICKLE!
Hopefully someone out there has actually played this game as, or to, a kid before. If you don’t know what it means I suggest you find a friendly toddler, (preferably one who’s parents haven’t told them not to speak to strangers…) and ask them.

So onto the point of this post, this past weekend me and my mom decided to give pickling a try! Continue reading

The Donut Burger

I did this a couple of weeks ago while at the Canadian National Exhibition aka The Ex. It was kind of disgusting and kind of awesome ALL at the same time. And what exactly is it that I did? I ate a “special” kind of burger from Epic Burgers and Waffles.

What was so special about it? Well if your the type to read titles, then you may have already figured it out. I ate The Donut Burger; an all beef patty between two Krispy Kreme glazed donuts!

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