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It totally crept up on me. I've been so busy this last week that I have barely had any time to post anything much less get ready for Xmas. Thankfully I'm off work now until the beginning of January, so I'll be doing a lot of cooking and hopefully a lot of picture taking over the next three weeks or so.

Sun., Dec 16 • 0 comment(s)

The last day of class is always a little bittersweet – I will miss the industrial kitchen, the camaraderie of cooking with my classmates, and the pure enjoyment of working with some new ingredient or technique that I had not known.

Thu., Dec 6 • 1 comment(s)

Tomorrow is the last of the Creative Plate Presentation course, and it was the most intense course that I have taken since I first started to take these courses. It has pushed me to reach beyond what I thought I was capable of, and I hadn’t expected that when I signed up for this course.

Tue., Dec 4 • 0 comment(s)

In Week 2 Creative Plate presentation lab, I was once again challenged to interpret chef's dish and turn it into something that I would confidently serve at a dinner party. After I watching chef prepare his dish in class #3 I went home, re-created the dish, and mapped out my game plan for the week #4.

Sat., Nov 24 • 0 comment(s)

For the last couple of months I've been struggling with trying to take the "perfect" picture and lighting has been a struggle because 9 times out of 10, I get an incredibly stupid shadow and I've had to resort to some serious calisthentics to get a good shot.

Sun., Nov 18 • 0 comment(s)

So last week I showed you what Chef made, this week I had to create my interpretation of his dishes. We had to bring in some plates from home so that we could practice plating on dishes that we were most familiar with. One of my dishes turned out okay but the other one looked like a disaster.

Tue., Nov 6 • 0 comment(s)

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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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