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Daphna Rabinovitch’s inner baker becomes a winning cookbook

BARBARA SILVERSTEIN In January of 2015 Nick Rundall, publisher of Whitecap Books, approached Daphna Rabinovitch about writing a cookbook. She did not jump at the offer even though she’d been wondering about doing a book about baking for some time. “I hemmed and hawed… I thought, does the world need another baking book?” Rabinovitch, a...Read More

Miami Beach is a Cultural Destination

BARBARA SILVERSTEIN I was lucky enough to be in Miami Beach when the arctic cold spell hit Toronto at the beginning of the new year. As it turned out, the weather down south was not particularly good either. It was too cold to sunbathe and it was often too windy to walk on the beach....Read More

Empty Nester Blues

No doubt it’s a great apartment… as far as basements apartment go. The place is on a quiet street near the subway. The kitchen has been updated with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and there’s even a dishwasher. The perks include laundry, cleaning services…and the rent is an unbeatable price – it’s free. But my...Read More