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1 month, 2 weeks ago on Win a Cut, Colour and Makeover from Lebel & Crowe and Eye Love Brow & Beauty Bar, Complete with Mini Photo Shoot!
My favourite chef is actually a chef duo: Franz and Esther Hochholdinger. They own two restaurants in Mississauga. The Apricot Tree in Erin Mills, which is their first restaurant, was opened in 1993. I remember travelling from Scarborough out to Erin Mills at the time to have lunch with my sister. They have always had an open concept kitchen, and back then, the location was very, very small - it sat less than twenty people. My sister ordered a schnitzel and while we were waiting for our lunch the kitchen suddenly errunpted the with sound of rapid pounding! I cracked up. You know your food is fresh when you hear it being prepared!
The menu back then was a small chalkboard tucked into a corner of the restaurant. As they ran out of an item, it was wiped from the board. Fresh has always been important to the Apricot Tree.
Our family fell in love with the Apricot Tree and on almost a monthly basis we would pile into our car and drive an hour and a half just to eat at there. Eventually the restaurant moved into a larger location in Sherwood Forest and I moved to Brampton. My brother, who had just graduated from college, moved in with me. Every Sunday night we would venture down to the Apricot Tree for dinner.
Today my husband and I celebrate all our important events at the Apricot Tree or their newer sister restaurant the Bistro Narra. My parents (who have moved to the Niagara area) ask to eat at the Apricot Tree or Bistro Narra whenever they visit. The Bistro Narra hosted my parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary, many, many birthdays and family anniversaries, and many, many, "Let's celebrate because it's Tuesday" events ;-)
It truly is worth a drive out to Mississauga to try the Apricot Tree or Bistro Narra. I suggest eating from the daily whiteboard menu, although there are amazing offerings on the regular menu as well.
Right now, they are celebrating their 20th Anniversary and are running their annual Crepe Festival at the Apricot Tree. Their savoury crepes are outstanding, and well worth the drive.
And save room for dessert...Franz is an eight generation pastry chef from Austria! The tortes, crepes and strudels are out of this world!
2 months, 1 week ago on Contest: Tell Me Your Canadian Chef Obsession, Win Dinner at Fabbrica
My favourite tip: Use hearty and earthy spices such as allspice and nutmeg to add a heavenly aroma and flavour to game meats such as venison. The combination of sweet spices and spicy heat are always a favourite combination.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Almost Famous Giveaway: Dinner for 2 at Fabbrica
Thai Beef and Pineapple Red Curry. It's awesome!
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I'll be on my own for Valentine's because hubby has a sleep test that night...yeah...really.
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I love Korres products. I gave a whole kit to my girlfriend when she turned 40. Moisturizer is so important!!
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I love your holiday tips - we always make sure there are beds available for those who cannot drive home. Beside, breakfast the next day is so much fun!
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I love that you can use it in the shower. That's where I would use it!
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I will celebrate a few not so quiet moments with my hubby. Time away and no dishes to wash or meal planning! Yeah!!
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I'd bring my hubby, my bestie and her hubby!
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Looking forward to watching the Olympics this summer!
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My husband is a huge CFL fan, and since we are in Toronto, we will go with Argos, please.
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@cammipham I learned a lot about my personal strengths and how focusing on my strengths is so much more beneficial than trying to improve areas where I do not excel. As a result, when I lead a team of people, I look for their strengths, and find ways to give them projects suited to them. I also balance my team with others who excel in areas that I don't excel in.
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I would love a chance to attend this event - I have read most of Markus Buckingham's books. I get asked to give talks on leadership from time to time and always like to fill the funnel with new information. This would be a great inspirational and informative day. Thanks for the chance!