When You Just Want to Say Hello!

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Heyyyy!

Ciao…

Salut…

Hallo…

Shalom…

Sawubona (that’s hello in Zulu…in case you were wondering!!)

I know what you’re all thinking…what’s with all the salutations??

Well, I did a quiet giveaway just before Easter and there are a pile of you here that are new! So, to all of you new peeps, welcome to this crazy space I call Just Crumbs! I thought I’d do a “down and dirty” intro for all of you!!

(for those of you that have hung out with me here for a while, I have some exciting news to share at the end of the post!!).

Who is Just Crumbs??

So, this is me…

When You Just Want to Say Hello! Just Crumbs Blog by Suzie Duringon

Actually, that’s me when I was 4 (making a birthday wish that the entire cake in front of me could be consumed by me and only me…some things never change!).

Below is a more accurate photo of me in my happy place (actually, my happy place is in a kitchen…any kitchen…this was in Massimo Bruno’s supper club kitchen where Massimo and I cooked for a group of newly landed immigrants – another joy of mine is giving back which you can read about under the tab “Bake it Forward”

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This is more my style (when I’m not in the kitchen) … I live on farmland about 40 minutes north of Toronto and I spend a good chunk of time in the garden!

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Photo: Stems & Forks

Living out here has made me realize that we (Canadians) are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place!!When You Just Want to Say Hello! Just Crumbs Blog by Suzie Duringon

But don’t worry…if you’re not into gardening (or “fake farming” as I like to call it;)), most of my posts are about food!

Big spreads like this (check out this summer party post! Keep it in the back of your mind until we are all allowed to gather!!!!!)

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Sometimes I post about healthy things – like a big ol’ bowl of kale chips!!

The Crispiest (and Healthy) Kale Chips

Or how to drink more water...

When You Just Want to Say Hello! Just Crumbs Blog by Suzie Duringon

And sometimes it’s about making a decadent, “don’t worry about the calories” cheesecake

The Only Classic Cheesecake Recipe You'll Ever Need {plus troubleshooting tips to get it right}

But, if you follow me on Instagram, you know I’m all about belly laughs! On my social media posts (which are my way of sharing really lame jokes as well as recipes), I have fun with food – especially during holidays!!

Like Halloween (click here and here for some spooky ideas!)

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Or how about some Christmas fun?? Check this out…you can also put “christmas” into the search bar to bring up a bunch of recipes!!

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how to decorate a christmas cake

And there’s always Valentines!

When You Just Want to Say Hello! Just Crumbs Blog by Suzie Duringon

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And, for you “pup people”, there is even non-human food on the blog!! Click here if you want to make some doggie biscuits!

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That’s my pup (a rescue) Benny

And finally, for those of you that don’t know, I WROTE A COOKBOOK!! You can click here if you’d like to read more!!

When You Just Want to Say Hello! Just Crumbs Blog by Suzie DuringonSO IF YOU’D LIKE…

  • easy midweek dinner and other quick meal ideas
  • meal planning tips
  • meals where the slow cooker/air fryer/instant pot does all the work
  • make ahead and freezer meals
  • some indulgent bakes and some healthy fare
  • ideas for dinner parties and easy entertaining
  • lots of holiday ideas

…THEN YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE! 

Now for those of you who have been here with me all along...I have some great news!!

I finally got my bees and I am now making honey on my property!!!

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And, if I can get my act together, I will have chickens in 2022!

Like always, you can find me over at Instagram and Facebook having a grand old time teaching y’all how to have fun in the kitchen.

Who’s with me?

Leave me a comment below!