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  • Advice

    I’ve been thinking about advice – both giving and asking for it. When it comes to sharing advice, the rule is simple…and impossibly difficult to follow. “Don’t” If you haven’t specifically asked for my advice, you don’t want it – and honestly I don’t want …

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  • Valentine’s 2017

    Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and for the  first time in 3 years it lands on a week day. With so much of our business coming from people who commute into the heart of Toronto Monday to Friday, the last two Valentine weeks (with the 14th …

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  • Pop quiz

    I was recently asked to answer a quiz for a newsletter. I thought their questions were interesting and fun. Here it is, with my responses..I’d love to hear from you about your responses to the questions that make you think… My first job ever was…as …

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  • Get it done, darn it!

    Driving to work recently the radio host mentioned a study about the differences between how men and women communicate by email. I don’t recall the origin  of the survey so I can’t speak to its accuracy but anecdotally the study’s comments felt valid. The study …

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  • Kanga Fam Jam

    I’ve written in the past about Megan and Erynn, the smart and energetic duo behind Eat Kanga, an Australian meat pie company here in TO…delicious!!!!…find them online here and then visit at 65 Duncan Street: http://www.eatkanga.com Megan recently contacted me to talk about her perception …

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  • Andrea

    I’ve put off writing this post not because I don’t have a topic but because I didn’t really know what to say about it. My head baker Andrea is leaving at the end of February. She told me she was ready for a change just …

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  • The not-fun stuff

    When PGB was broken into (twice!) in 2014, it was really an awful feeling – so on Christmas Day when two Toronto restaurants were gutted in a fire, my heart went out to the owners. I also thought about the importance of things like insurance …

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  • Blacklock Counselling

    In the months between leaving the bank and deciding to open a bakery, I considered several other ideas: going back to law, becoming a speaker/writer on estate issues and training as an estate mediator. I also met with a couple of psychotherapists about their work …

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  • Floating cupcakes

    I don’t think I posted last week because we have been knee deep in cupcakes for the photo shoot for the cookbook and also the new menu items. Christina and I started the shoot on Sunday the 7th and we worked straight through until 4 …

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  • The Basics

    Since opening Prairie Girl I have been asked to speak a few times and usually the requested topic is some version of the “secret to success”. I really think  that a big part of any success I’ve had is luck and timing so I am …

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