A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

  • Food Ninja
  • Frosting for the Cause
  • IFBC 2010
  • The Daring Kitchen
  • Toronto Bakes for Japan
  • Recent Comments


    Centro- a Mid-Town Toronto Gem

    Filed under :Centro, Jason Carter, Toronto
    Print This Post Print This Post

    Famous for impeccable service, loyal clientele and a thoughtful, substantive wine list, Centro has emerged as a culinary stronghold since Chef Jason Carter took the helm a couple of years ago.  He certainly has the skills- Carter worked at North 44° prior to a decade-long stint as Susur Lee’s right-hand man.

    …continue reading Centro- a Mid-Town Toronto Gem

    Sinbi Muay Thai- Week Three and Beyond!

    Filed under :muay thai, Saenchai, Sinbi, Thailand
    Print This Post Print This Post

    My third week at Sinbi, where I’m training in the Thai martial art of muay thai, was awesome.  I did two private training sessions daily, one with Pot and one with Bao V, plus group sessions.  I’ve learnt A LOT, and try to take notes after each session, although it can be difficult to remember everything.  Pot, who is reputed to be the best clincher in Thailand and has quite the experience and impressive reputation, teaches me only a handful of key techniques each time to ensure I won’t be overwhelmed, and with Bao V we mostly spar and he’ll review drills and critique while doing so. …continue reading Sinbi Muay Thai- Week Three and Beyond!

    Sinbi Muay Thai- Week Two

    Filed under :muay thai, Sinbi, Thailand
    Print This Post Print This Post

    This week started off frustrating, to say the least.

    I felt like I was getting slower, not faster, and indeed I’m convinced that I was.  On Monday and Tuesday it seemed like no matter what I did I wasn’t blocking fast enough, hitting hard enough, or reacting like a proper fighter.  I suspect that’s because the amount and intensity of training had caught up with my body which was now trying to adapt and recover.  I certainly felt a little discouraged, but knew that I could push through this, and by the time Wednesday rolled around I was back up to par.

    …continue reading Sinbi Muay Thai- Week Two