Eva Taylor

I discovered I was a foodie in the late 80's early 90's when cable TV started broadcasting shows about cooking. I was addicted. Bibas Italian Kitchen and Death by Chocolate were my early favorites, then came The Inn Chef, with Michael Smith. I diligently copied down recipes and tried them in my little kitchen in the beach. Michael Smith's recipes were laborious but delicious, very high food with lots and lots of components (I have to admit, one of his menus took me about 13 hours to prepare and by the time dinner was served, I was exhausted!). Now, my focus is fresh, fast and easy food. The shows inspire me and I use this inspiration to come up with my own recipes. I love to present my food like a restaurant would.
I am a project manager for a graphic design house and we specialize in food packaging. Because we are small, I have been fortunate to be able to try my hand at food styling for our own in house photography (did I miss my calling?). I love my job and the people I work with (friends, of course). We are small but we operate like a well oiled machine. I am really fortunate to have such a good life.
In 2007, my husband of 21 years and I updated our kitchen; we actually put on 100 square feet to the kitchen and basement of our 1928 craftsman style home (see my other blog which is now closed, but you can see some photos The Big Reno ). It was a nightmare, but now that it is over, the kitchen is like a dream come true.
This blog will hold recipes, menus and photos of my successes and failures. It should be a good ride! Thanks for dropping by.


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August 9, 2011
As another of the trio of desserts I am making tonight for Barb and Kevin’s dinner party, I decided to make Lime Squares. Not quite Indian, but it does fit the flavour profile I was looking for...
August 9, 2011
I was inspired by this recipe while watching Chef at Home on Food TV over the holidays; Chef Michael Smith made Wine Shots and I thought ‘wouldn’t that make a lovely palate cleanser...
August 5, 2011
This was part of Barb and Kevin’s Indian night dinner party. I paired this dessert with the Lime Squares and Gulab Jamun on a beautiful rectangular plate. 6 dried apricots 1/2 cup yogurt 1/2-1...