The Big Brunch is big hit!

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I just finished watching the first season of my new favourite food show. The Big Brunch is a cooking competition that’s streaming now on Crave. Ten cooks do battle for the top prize of $300,000 by creating their best brunch dishes. It took a couple episodes for me to get hooked but I quickly grew to love all the contestants and especially the judges, led by host Dan Levy of Schitt’s Creek fame. They became a big family that I loved spending time with. There’s even a special guest appearance by the creator of the Cronut. Lupper (the meal between lunch and supper) has always been my fave. But you know what, after this, brunch may be my new favourite meal…

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I’ll be writing more about this soon but my wife Jackie has convinced me to go on a keto journey with her. She’s not doing it to lose weight but I am. A ketogenic diet is one very low in carbohydrates but high in fats. I’ll be honest with you, I’m not so sure I can give up bread and pasta but I’m going to try…with a bit of help from places like Keto Treats Bakery in Headingley which I’ll tell you all about in the very near future. Wish me luck! And please email me at with any tips and advice you might have.

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If you have a picky eater in your family, you might want to avoid serving them food in a red bowl. University of Portsmouth researchers say both saltiness and desirability to eat a snack were influenced by the colour of the bowl it was served in for fussy eaters. The group of picky eaters rated saltiness higher when tasting food from red and blue bowls, than when trying something from a white bowl. According to the study’s lead author, Dr. Lorenzo Stafford, “Since picky eating can be stressful for both the individual and family relations, these findings offer preliminary evidence for how colour might help enhance the food eating experiences.”

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Starbucks will close its location that was the first to unionize in Seattle. A company spokesperson cited safety concerns, saying “Unfortunately, despite several mitigating efforts, safety and security…

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