Crazy Spoon Sweets

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of meeting another food entrepreneur, Mary Boutsi. Mary, is the owner of Crazy Spoon, a unique food company bringing loved Greek sweets to Toronto. Her spoon sweets and jams bring back memories of eating these tiny spoons of gleko karesi (sweet cherry) in syrup when I was a young…

Drop of Nature Olive Oil Heaven

A little while ago I posted about Drop of Nature Olive Oil by NIsos Imports and how I love the aroma and flavour of this robust olive oil from Crete. Ever since purchasing this olive oil from Manos I’ve been using is for almost all of my cooking and eating needs. As I mentioned in my…

Drop of Nature Olive Oil

The more and more I am embracing social media I am confident that it brings good people together. Not too long ago a gentleman by the name of Manos Maragakis contacted me on LinkedIn to promote his Olive Oil – A Drop of Nature. I’m glad he did because now I have the best olive…

The Smoked Sweet Paprika Story

Once a upon a time there lived a homecook named Eleni in the vibrant city of Toronto who used quality ingredients in her cooking. Some of the ingredients she used where local products and some from far away places that helped to transport her cooking to the next level of yumminess. Often this homecook bought…

Oaxaca Salt

Oaxaca Salt Once in awhile I am pleasantly surprised by the gift of a food item that changes my cooking hence enriching my cooking and eating experience. A couple of months back I had the pleasure of cooking with Mary Luz Mejia and as I was reaching into my bag of ingredients for the Aji…

Avocado Oil

Today’s favourite ingredient is Avocado Oil. For the past year or so many chefs, health food advocates and doctors alike have been singing the praises of this light, nutty cooking oil that is taking the food lovers on an exciting adventure. Aside from the Avocado Oil health benefits, it is a nice alternative to some…

Jamie Oliver Dips

Every once in a while I come across a new food item that I got excited about. A couple of weeks ago is was my delicious gift of Oaxaca Chocolate courtesy of Mary Luz Mejia. Several months ago it was Skotidakis Jalapeno Yogurt Dip introduced to me by my Mom. My latest find comes from…