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A Guide to 24 Hours of Eating in Madrid

A Guide to 24 Hours of Eating in Madrid

There is so much more to Spanish food than tapas. Don’t get me wrong — I  LOVE the idea of plates filled with croquetas, Iberico ham and fresh breads appearing at my table every few minutes — but Madrid is a world-class dining city with […]

Well & Good Dinners: A Rapturous Recap of Volume III

Well & Good Dinners: A Rapturous Recap of Volume III

I’ve always coveted photos of long table dinners. Kinfolk-y suppers with dim lighting, olive branches adorning communal tables and well-dressed people devouring gorgeous food. Basically a food blogger wet dream. Knowing this, you can imagine my excitement when Stacey Tuttle, co-owner of Well & Good […]

The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town

The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town

Turkish foods have a long and rich history; sometimes sweet like pistaccio-filled baklava, and other times salty like briny village cheese. A mix of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Central Asian, cuisines it consists of delightfully diverse dishes — and everything comes with a dollop of […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: Japan

Around the World in 12 Plates: Japan

Around the World in 12 Plates: Japan was one I was looking forward to a lot. The flavours of Asia are becoming my favourite profile, so this month I wanted to do something typically Japanese, but lesser known in North America. Sushi and ramen were […]

Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Lunch at Fort Amherst Pub in St. John’s, Newfoundland

When I first heard about Fort Amherst Pub moving to Churchill Square after several disastrous (and wet) openings in downtown St. John’s, I was pretty jazzed. The shopping square is a short walk from my house and I’ve always loved town square feeling of this […]

The Fifth Blogiversary Roundup: Five Top-5 Lists

The Fifth Blogiversary Roundup: Five Top-5 Lists

Five years ago I was lost. Adam and I had just moved to Halifax while he went to law school, and I had no job, no friends, and no direction. Deep down I had always wanted to write and I shyly started The Food Girl […]

CabinZero Bag Review and Carry-On Packing Tips for Turkey

CabinZero Bag Review and Carry-On Packing Tips for Turkey

For the past two years I’ve travelled carry-on exclusively. I used to agonize over the weight of my bag, never thinking about the souvenirs I would buy travelling, proceeding to sweat buckets at airport check-in. Enough was enough! I researched my buns off to learn the […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: Peru

Around the World in 12 Plates: Peru

Well, last month I didn’t cook one bite of food but boy did I make up for it! Since we moved home I hadn’t had the opportunity to cook with all my besties here in St. John’s, so for August’s Around the World in 12 […]

Paddling with Rafting Newfoundland on the Exploits River

Paddling with Rafting Newfoundland on the Exploits River

I’m fearless when it comes to eating. I will try anything once, not batting an eyelash while devouring creepy crawlies or raw fish. But when it comes to adventure sports, my knees start knocking. I’m a taste chaser, not a thrill-seeker. When the opportunity arose to […]

The search for the original poutine in Quebec

The search for the original poutine in Quebec

Poutine has become a quintessential Canadian dish. Chefs are spooning out messy iterations of this gravy-curd-fry combination everywhere, and I love it all. I’ve eaten poutine in many forms and many places — like sitting curb-side after a night of drinking in Halifax or with […]

The Inn Thing: George House Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Dildo, Newfoundland

The Inn Thing: George House Heritage Bed and Breakfast in Dildo, Newfoundland

Sometimes I don’t feel at home at bed and breakfasts. Some spots feel like you’re at someone’s parent’s house while they’re away for the weekend. I’m always worried about breaking something or being too loud. Maybe I’m not sophisticated enough, or I’m not old enough […]

Halloumi Hummus Bites with Blueberry and Mint

Halloumi Hummus Bites with Blueberry and Mint

This post is sponsored by Summer Fresh. Who needs bread when you have halloumi and hummus? These are words I never thought would come out of my mouth, but here I am. I love bread and cheese, and it has always been a go-to for […]