Recent Blog Posts

  • Ultimate Designer Holiday Gift Guide

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    I have had a lot of fun over the past few weeks talking about kitchen design, appliances and entertaining. Today I thought I'd put together twenty of my favourite products for the ultimate designer holiday gift guide.

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  • Top tools for the kitchen from a Top Chef

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    You’ve heard it said so often before, that it’s the little things that can make such a difference. That is true in life, and in cooking.  One of the simplest ways to improve your cooking is to make sure you are cooking with the right tools. I’ve compiled a list of some of the essential tools that can give you a leg up in the kitchen.

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  • Holiday Dining Etiquette 101

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    ‘Tis the season to be dining, Fa la la la la, la la la la!

     

    During the upcoming holiday season, you’ll be raising a glass many times at dinner parties, whether as a host or as a guest. But before you send or reply to those invitations, let’s review some basic rules of etiquette so you don’t inadvertently act like a turkey!

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  • Review: Belkin Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD

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    Whether you have a Mac desktop or laptop, take a look at the ports it offers. There are a bunch of them, and it’s not always practical to have cables sticking out of them all the time, especially if you care about portability and clutter. Belkin’s Thunderbolt 2 Express Dock HD uses the ultra-fast Thunderbolt port standard on Macs and some PCs to pipe in multiple connected devices all at once, making it possible to be plugged in a number of ways with only one Thunderbolt cable.

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  • Review: VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch - even more fun than you think.

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    As a parent, or should I say, as a hippie-at-heart parent, I’m not a fan of technology for small kids. There’s so much stimulation in our world – everything blinks, makes noise and doesn’t last more than three minutes.But...Unfortunately or fortunately, my daughter is growing up in these technology rich times and my role as a parent is to introduce her to technology and maybe show her how to deal with it all. As much as I would wish it, sheltering my child is not the answer. Technology can be addictive, but exposure to it is inevitable. Giving them the tools to manage technology at an early age will help prevent them going bonkers when not supervised so they don't end up playing PlayStation for 5 days straight (Note that any similarity to someone you know is entirely unintended). For this particular reason I got quite excited to give my daughter the VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch to play with and see what happens …

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