Avocado Ice Cream
Lamb Adobo Meatballs
Chocolate Marble Cake
Mango Custard Ice Cream
Mata Petisco Bar review
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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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Ice Cream Sunday: Avocado Ice Cream

I’ve never blogged about it, but I eat avocados regularly. In fact I’ve always eaten avocados because they are grown locally, and availabe everywhere in Trinidad.

Sun., Jul 20 • 0 comment(s)

I've been hearing a lot about Filipino food recently, even in my neck of the woods - the burbs - Filipino restaurants are popping up everywhere. When the call went out to participate in the...   Continue...

Sat., Jul 19 • 0 comment(s)

Let them eat cake, as long as it's the cake that I made. Every couple of weeks we have a big family Sunday dinner with my brother and his family. It's not a formal dinner but usually the combining...   Continue...

Tue., Jul 15 • 0 comment(s)

Lots of different tropical fruit are in season, so for this week’s Ice Cream Sunday and World Cup Finale – I decided to make a Mango Custard Ice Cream. I was backing Argentina after Costa Rica got...   Continue...

Sun., Jul 13 • 0 comment(s)

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Travelling to exotic locales yearly comes at a price. Over the last couple of years, I've passed on doing certain things around the house. I'm restarting some of those projects and from time to time you'll see them pop up on this blog as I expand Olive and Ruby into other areas of my life.

Sat., Jul 5 • 0 comment(s)

Can you believe it, we are through the first 6 months of the year, and well into my favourite time of the year - Summer!!! The last 2 months really flew by with 1 big project completed, 1 work...   Continue ...

Tue., Jul 1 • 0 comment(s)

I'm hitting the road for 2 weeks and I'm going to Africa - west Africa to be more precise. It's my first time heading to the continent and to say I'm excited would be a gross understatement of...   Continue ...

Thu., May 22 • 0 comment(s)

Technically speaking Spring is here, but is it really? I still have my heat on and I'm just a WHOLE lot upset about that. I don't know about you but I'm ready to sweat. This month was a long one,...   Continue ...

Sat., May 3 • 0 comment(s)

Olive & Ruby review

Soccer, Samba, Small Plates are some of the things that you'll find at Mata Petisco Bar – a South American petisqueria that does shared-plate dining. Located in the Queen/Roncesvalles area, Mata is destined to become a neighborhood favourite, and a popular destination for those looking for good South American food and drinks. I was there on Monday, had a great time and can't wait to head back there.

Thu., Jul 10 • 0 comment(s)

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...  Continue...

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...

Sat., Jun 29 • 0 comment(s)

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)

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