Books and Media



Get Fresh! is a guide to over 100 fruits and vegetables and includes many recipes, published by Macmillan Canada, 1999.








I am co-editor of All Stirred Up a cookbook featuring over 150 of the best recipes from the Women’s Culinary Network, published by Random House Canada, 2003.







Author of Bermuda photographed by Donald Nausbaum, published by Macmillan Caribbean, 2008.





Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao


Author of Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao photographed by Donald Nausbaum, published by Macmillan Caribbean, 2006.




Saint Martin : Sint Maarten


Author of Saint Martin / Sint Maarten photographed by Donald Nausbaum, published by Macmillan Caribbean, 2005.


Tasters Rejoice is a delicious tour of Beijing’s top restaurants published just in time for the 2008 Olympics.

California dreaming leads you by the mouth  to Carmel and Monterey to drool over all the finest restaurants, March 2008.

In Comfort Food I write about my deepest grief and the bittersweet role food continued to play when my husband fell ill in 2010.

My daughter is my muse, I’ve written about her in many articles. Here’s The Krystal Effect which looks at raising a teenager with Down syndrome.

When menopause strikes, here are the foods that can help: Flash Food Menonutrition, published in May 2009.

How to turn the  Foods We Love into a healthy equation, published March 2012.

Reader’s Digest

In March 2008,  I wrote about my daughter’s first big acting role in the cover story Krystal’s Big Break.

In House

Japanese gyoza are a family affair in It’s a Wrap

City Bites

I cook Chinese, Thai and Vietnamese and rely on the fine Chinatown shopping detailed here in Toronto’s Chinatown

Canadian Organic Growers

The story of one high school cooking department that decided to stop importing produce  and start Eating Local on Salt Spring Island