Mothers Day

Love to all the moms out there and have a wonderful Mothers Day ! I made my mom lox and spinach Eggs Benedict with a side of fresh and frozen berries and to top it of a bright and bubbly Spanish Cava Villa Conchi so sophisticated lol! Hugs and kisses! #debonfare


July 1 Canada day !


July 1 is months away, I know but……

I have lived in Canada for all of my life, I have eaten everything from bannock to moose to dulse to smoked meats and loads of seafood, for the life of me I can’t put my finger on what 1 meal is Canadian , so I decided to have one standout recipe from each Province and Territory and post all that I pick and give you credit. (I like to have recipes for 4) but I will adjust for my needs.

I will also need the best wine from your Province or Territory

 If you have any suggestions or know someone who would like to contribute please please please write your ideas on my blog on the Contact Page. #debonfare @debfayant  @fayantdeborah

             Thank You Thank You Thank You        Deborah



Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa. The city has an Italian Cathedral, art deco cinemas and a futuristic airplane-shaped Fiat service station, Wow so eclectic ! Eritrea has the Tokyo Imperial Palace for the Japanese Emperor and was used in the Shogun age. Remarkable. Eritrea has a archipelago that  consists of two large and 124 small islands and the pearl fisheries have been famous since Roman times and still produce a substantial number of  pearls world wide. Berbere on snapper with a glass of Riesling from Thorny Vines Vineyards are best enjoyed dreaming of pearl diving, try mine and   T’Chen Chen !! #debonfare #debfayant 

Bosnia- Herzegovina November 25

Sarajevo is the capital city and in 1984 Sarajevo hosted the Olympics, many of the venues are in ruins, but the city is proud of hosting and the mascot Vucko. In the south the city of Mostar has a  gorgeous bridge  called Stari Most, cross and go to the old market where you can purchace  hand made crafts and fresh fruit and vegetables . Staying in the south, The old Blagaj Fort is the place to visit if you like to hike, but worth it for the views. Not in the area well as usual try my Razniji with a bottle of  Wachau Terraces Grüner Veltliner. Fantastic 



Bhutan December 17

 Tiger’s Nest is perched on the edge of a cliff, some 900 meters above the rice fields of Paro, this 325-year-old monastery is considered one of the kingdom’s most sacred religious sites. The Tiger’s Nest is now a revered Buddhist meditation site and tourist attraction. The country Bhutan has developed the philosophy of Gross National Happiness; where development is measured using a holistic approach of well-being, not just based on gross domestic product. The town of Punakha is home to one of the most unusual shrines in Buddhism. Chimi Lhakhang is dedicated to Drukpa Kunley, a tantric Buddhist saint known for his unconventional approach to religion. (fertility temple)While traditional culture has been very well preserved, the opening of the country to TV and internet in 1999 has had a major effect, and modern-day culture is mostly centred on bars and snooker halls. As a result, there is very little or no evidence of quality contemporary art, theatre or music. No backpack ! then try my Phaksha Paa with a great bottle of  Red Rooster Gewurztraminer #debonfare Cheers!!