What do you call an apple that tastes like a grape?

A couple months ago, I was in the produce section of my local grocery store when I walked past the fruit aisle and was overcome with a very strong aroma of grapes. I looked down and saw what appeared to be a bin of apples packaged in plastic containers. However, the label on it saidContinue reading “What do you call an apple that tastes like a grape?”

Vanilla cupcakes – Can you judge a cupcake by its cover?

This weekend, a fellow foodie and I planned an afternoon of baking. We wanted to try out a vanilla cupcake mix that I received as a gift. It came in a very cute package with instructions on how to make a dozen cupcakes as well as icing. We figured that since we were in theContinue reading “Vanilla cupcakes – Can you judge a cupcake by its cover?”

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Do omega-3 eggs taste better?

When I was growing up the selection of eggs was medium, large, extra large, white and brown. Now you have omega-3 eggs, organic eggs, free-run eggs, free-range eggs and processed eggs products such as liquid egg whites and reduced cholesterol liquid egg products. Do eggs really have to be that complicated? Omega-3s have received aContinue reading “Do omega-3 eggs taste better?”

An apple a day….but what kind of apple?

I was in the grocery store the other day and realized- it’s apple season! There were all these wonderful varieties on display, the majority boasting that they were from Ontario. And several of them were on sale – which one to choose? This got me thinking that the way that I normally buy apples –Continue reading “An apple a day….but what kind of apple?”

Pumpkin pie – homemade vs. store bought

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I decided to do another pumpkin pie taste test this week (but really, there’s a can of pureed pumpkin that’s been sitting in my pantry for the past year that I’ve been wanting to use up). During the last pumpkin pie taste test, I realized how easy it is toContinue reading “Pumpkin pie – homemade vs. store bought”

Cheese please – Regular or reduced fat?

The results from a previous regular vs. reduced fat cheese taste taste were so encouraging, that I have decided to do another one. This time, I have decided to make it an even closer comparison by sticking to the same brand and the same type of cheese so that it’s even a closer comparison. For this tasteContinue reading “Cheese please – Regular or reduced fat?”

Vegan cupcakes: Do they taste any good?

I came across a recipe for the “Best-Ever Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes” and thought “This looks interesting. I wonder what this would taste like”. Vegan diets don’t include any animal products so typical ingredients such as eggs, milk and butter are not included in the recipe. It also just so happens that I had a housewarmingContinue reading “Vegan cupcakes: Do they taste any good?”

cheese board

Can you have your cheese and eat it too?

I was in the grocery store the other day picking up some brie when I noticed a lower fat version next to it (Allegro). I’ve seen these lower fat cheeses at various grocery stores lately and have had the opportunity to sample their product. I have to admit – the cheese is pretty good. IContinue reading “Can you have your cheese and eat it too?”