A compilation of my favourite places to eat, drink and eat some more. Here are the best restaurants in St. John’s.
This is the remix. When we were making our travel plans for 2020, Adam and I decided after our trip to Italy in May we would focus on Newfoundland & Labrador travel for the summer, but that was before COVID-19 exploded the entire globe’s travel plans. Clearly, our third trip to Italy never happened (we’re trying for spring 2021), but our Newfoundland staycation road trip plans are still in full swing. Let’s be real, Newfoundland and Labrador in the summertime is THE BEST! We actually get nice weather, there is a lot to do, plus it’s more important than ever that we support our local tourism economy — they’re the ones that are always making us look good to the rest of the world.
Growing up we didn’t take fancy trips to Europe for summer vacation, we took road trips. Our little family of four would pack up the car with snacks, beach toys and rubber boots to head across the island; we went everywhere right up to L’Anse Aux Meadows!
These days, those trips outside the St. John’s overpass are affectionately known as baycations, spending time relaxing ‘around the bay’ which could mean anything from a tiny cabin by a lake to staying in a luxury saltbox. Non-essential travel is allowed here in Newfoundland and Labrador, and I am doing all of the research to plan for a trip across the province. Now is the time to hit the road, take that staycation you’ve been talking about for years! While some accommodations and restaurants have chosen not to open for the summer, there are myriad options to make up an amazing staycation! This list is a combination of bucket list items I’ve already ticked off and new things I’m excited to do this summer.
I love a good mash-up recipe. Combining flavours from one dish and tossing it with the ingredients of another is my version of a mixtape and let’s be honest, way more delicious! October 11th is World Egg Day, and to celebrate all those awesome egg farmers across Canada, I combined one of my favourite Middle Eastern egg dishes with my favourite food group, pasta (yes, in my kitchen its a food group), to create this Shakshuka Spaghetti Bake.Continue reading Shakshuka Spaghetti Bake
Dining in Tuscany took taste of place to a whole new level to me. Pasta, rabbit and wine, oh my!
No two glamping experiences are created equal. Glamping evokes imagery of ostentatious bathtubs overlooking the Serengeti or giant yurts on the English countryside but the term is subjective. Some have king-size beds, while the inclusion of a cot in a four-man tent could be labelled as a glamping experience on Airbnb. The basic concept is that glamping accommodations have amenities more luxurious than those typically associated with camping. And I’m here for it — there are nice fluffy towels, comfy beds, and more often than not a ridiculously picturesque landscape viewable from the said comfy bed. Just take a look at the Ome glamping accommodations we experienced for our first wedding anniversary. So when it came to choosing Bonavista accommodations, Bonavista Living‘s Eco Glamping Pod was top of the list.Continue reading Glamping by the ocean! The most unique of Bonavista accommodations
This post is sponsored by Get Cracking. As always, all opinions expressed in this post are my own.
Warning: this post may contain puns. Many puns… about eggs. I’m not going to exaggerate because we all know how much I love eggs — let’s all get real here, the yolk is nature’s sauce! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to look at my blog or social media to figure out how often I cook with eggs. They are regularly the starting point for creating many of my favourite dishes from the quick cheese and spinach scramble to start my day or the protein in my power bowl at lunch. Whether you like them scrambled, fried or in a sandwich, eggs are great any time of day.Continue reading Get Cracking, the Wake Up to Yellow event is coming to St. John’s!