Days Without Sugar: Bienvenue au quartier, café Starbucks

One item (among many) I tell couchsurfers in any given tour of Parkdale is that it is the only downtown Toronto neighborhood without a Starbucks. Not that I have anything against Starbucks!; I mention this only as one of many local factoids, and it is only a minor, introductory note at best. Altho my understanding …

Days Without Sugar: Eating my cake, and having it, too

Hello, sugar fiends, here’s news from No-Sugar Land: I’m back on sugar, and it’s ‘meh’. Also, I’m not counting it, so I can still tell the world I’m *not* having sugar! I have a pretty simple kitchen, with two fancy gadgets. One is a mandolin slicer, for making brussels sprouts salads; the other is a …