Infertility, IVF and ‘How to Buy a Baby’

I don’t normally binge-watch anything, but last weekend, I watched the ENTIRE FIRST SEASON of How to Buy a Baby, a Canadian comedy web series on infertility available on cbc.ca.  This wasn’t a “hopping on the bandwagon” kind of thing… Continue Reading

One of a Kind Show: Holiday 2017 Edition

The usual suspects are back, including Voisine with their maple goodies (including a strawberry flavoured maple syrup), DaLish cosmetics (complete with their skincare line (not available in stores or online)) and my favourite canned fish brand, The Fishery from British… Continue Reading

Highlights from the Gourmet Food and Wine Expo 2017

This year’s Gourmet Food and Wine Expo was this past Thursday through Sunday at its usual spot, the Metro Convention Centre North.  Most of the usual suspects, such as Magic Oven, Barilla Pasta were back on the food front (not… Continue Reading

Thoughts on T&C’s (Old Fashioned) Things that Should Have Never Gone Out of Style List

It’s not exactly a new list – Town & Country (and many other publications) post and repost the same material all the time just to get fan engagement – and yes, many of them are quite true.  I agree with… Continue Reading

Mental Health Awareness and East Asian Communities

Mental Health Awareness Day was earlier this week, and while mental health awareness is gaining ground in many societies, there are others which are still very behind.  This is definitely an issue in many more “traditional” cultures, including various East… Continue Reading

It’s That Busy Event Time of Year Again!

Okay, it’s not THAT bad.  Not nearly as busy as things were when I was running DelectablyChic!, but still, I like to have some evenings at home where all I do is dinner, clean up and write.  I mean, I… Continue Reading

‘Ethnic’ Restaurants: Not Sensitive and Judgemental Towards People of Other Cultures?

Especially to Canadian-born/raised Canadians who are of the same ethnicity as said restaurant?  I’ve found, in my own experience, anyway, that CERTAIN Chinese restaurants definitely fit the bill.  And I am sure many would agree with me.  First of all,… Continue Reading