Crispy Jerk Chicken Wings
Pain sur Poolish
Oven Baked Crispy Chicken Thighs
Quarterly Roundup
Roasted Beets and Blue Cheese Salad
Sweet Raisin Cornbread
Oven Baked Fried Chicken
Moroccan Lamb Stew
Trini Fry Bakes
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Hi, I’m Rhonda! Welcome to my blog on cooking, baking and my life. I now live in the beautiful metropolis of Toronto, but spent the first 17 years of my life on the Caribbean island of Trinidad, where I met and fell in love with Olive & Ruby.
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Crispy Jerk Chicken Wings

I had some friends over for dinner recently and they asked me to "whip up" a batch of jerk chicken wings. They like spicy foods but neither of them are good cooks so when they have a craving they give me a call, and because they are REALLY good friends I indulge them and their cravings.

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Mon., Apr 14 • 0 comment(s)

Ever since my trip to Paris last fall, my love affair with rustic breads has grown exponentially and I'm trying really hard to make sure that waistline isn't growing at the same pace as well. I've...   Continue...

Sun., Apr 13 • 0 comment(s)

I've been on a quest to find healthy alternatives for fried chicken, because I've been craving it for a while. As the weather gets warmer I start thinking about doing more things outdoors and that...   Continue...

Tue., Apr 8 • 0 comment(s)

Spring is finally here. The days are getting longer, it's finally getting warmer and the snow is finally melting off of the barbecue. Yay!! I'm finally going to be able to start movie away from...   Continue...

Sun., Mar 30 • 0 comment(s)

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At the start of this year I had great plans to do a monthly recap of my foodie and non-foodie activities. I got the idea from my blogger friend Robyn, but this is the first month that I’ve actually got time to sit down and do it. So I'm going to do a quarterly round-up and get back to my monthly re-cap in April.

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Mon., Mar 31 • 0 comment(s)

What do you do when you're a master dessert maker and an all around terrific human being? Well if you're my friend The Brunette Baker you share your birthday gifts with one and all.

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Many relationship experts swear that one of the secrets to a successful relationship is to share meals with your significant other. However, don’t think that your tantalizing, romantic meal has to...   Continue ...

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If you are one of my legion - of 10 - fans, look away this post is not for you. Go grab a coffee and I’ll come back for you when I’m done.

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If you have kids that are curious about the mechanics of cooking, you definitely need to check out this book by. Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know About Food and Cooking by Sarah Elton does just that. She breaks down the science of food and cooking into bite-sized and easily digestible pieces of information that cover everything from the chemistry of heat versus cold, fat versus acid, and salt versus sweet. A great read!

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Thu., Mar 27 • 0 comment(s)

On June 25th, I attended A Taste of Burlington Launch showcase where 19 of 24 Burlington-based restaurants showcased their culinary skills in advance of A Taste of Burlington prix fixe event. The...  Continue...

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Breakfast has always been a big deal at my house and in my parent's house. We were never allowed to have the "fun" cereals that our friends ate, instead we ate my mother's granola muesli...  Continue...

Tue., Jun 25 • 2 comment(s)

I didn't know that Nordic Ware made cookware. Over the years I've bought many of their baking pans so when I recently got my hands on some of their cookware I was quite eager to give it a try. I'...  Continue...

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