It is wonderful to back in Toronto; and it's Spring and there are flowers and young leaves on trees. Makes one almost giddy!

The Divans for May will both be on Saturday; May 21st and May 28th. May 14th Home Cookin' will be in the house, look for pictures and short article.

Here is a blog Dan Perlman the owner and chef of Casa Saltshaker put on his site:

More information to come, but for the moment these are dates and venues for April Divans in Buenos Aires:

April 20th at Casa Felix,

April 23rd at Come a very special venue in Constitucion.

May 4th at Casa Saltshaker,

Please contact me for further details and I will post more dates and venues as they are confirmed. Should you wish to book your own divan with or without a cooking lesson, I would be delighted to discuss the options with you. Looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting several new ones.

For the record I write this awaiting a winter storm the likes of which have not been seen since 2008!

But some warming, stick-to-the-ribs Indian food should certainly help combat that; add to that excellent company, fire in the hearth, wine of your choice what's not to like?

The dates for February are all Saturdays; February 12th, 19th and 26th. On Saturday the 5th we are welcoming the team from Home Cooking to shoot an episode; more to follow.

Do keep in mind that it is possible for you to host a divan on a date of your choice with your own friends. Drop me a line or call for details. In the meanwhile keep warm and look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Apologies for the late notice for dates in March. The first weekend has been booked for a private party. The next dates for March are both Saturdays, March 12th and March 19th.

Look forward to seeing you at one of these. It is more than likely that Ronica's Divans may be travelling from late March until early May; exact dates and confirmation forthcoming in the next week.

And that rounds out the divans for January. Book yours now.