Cooking with Poo: A Bangkok Cooking Class

Cooking with Poo: A Bangkok Cooking Class

Who knew cooking with poo could be so fun? No, not that kind of poo — get your mind out of the gutter. Learning to make Thai food with the lovely women named Poo — short for Champoo, meaning “rose apple” — was a fun […]

Day Trip to Port Rexton Brewing, Newfoundland

Day Trip to Port Rexton Brewing, Newfoundland

The dam of craft beer in Newfoundland is about to be tapped. When I left home six years ago, there wasn’t much of a scene here. Besides mass produced beers like India and Dominion (made by Molson) or Quidi Vidi’s small selection, there wasn’t much happening. Storm […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: GREECE

Around the World in 12 Plates: GREECE

Greece is where I fell in love with food. When I was 22, I travelled abroad for the first time as part of a travel-study program in university. We spent six weeks travelling through Greece with two professors and ten students to study ancient art and […]

Fried mortadella sandwich with Ben’s bread

Fried mortadella sandwich with Ben’s bread

To celebrate Ben’s Bakery’s 110th anniversary I created an updated (and upgraded) and fried bologna sandwich.

The Inn Thing: Shaw Club Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Inn Thing: Shaw Club Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake

For my birthday weekend it’s become a tradition to visit wineries. Last year Adam and I guzzled grapes in Prince Edward County, so this year we decided to explore the Niagara region. Feeling sophisticated and officially in our 30s, we wanted a more refined experience […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: ETHIOPIA

Around the World in 12 Plates: ETHIOPIA

For the third recipe challenge in Around the World in 12 Plates, we headed to Ethiopia! The cuisine of this country was the one I was least familiar with so far. In fact, I’ve never even eaten in an Ethiopian restaurant (bows head in shame). […]

Why you need to take a cooking class when you travel

Why you need to take a cooking class when you travel

The paella class I took in Valencia made me regret every trip I’ve ever taken. After spending one day at the Escuela de Arroces y Paella Valenciana I wished I’d taken pasta-making class in Italy or cassoulet class in France. I learned so much more than just […]

My Favourite Toronto Restaurants

My Favourite Toronto Restaurants

Round two in Toronto is coming to an end for Adam and I, but I feel like there’s a lot more to eat. After two years in this city, I’ve eaten out many times. Many times. The checklist on my iPhone is still growing and eating at […]

How to pack a carry-on for multi-season trips | Winter/Spring

How to pack a carry-on for multi-season trips | Winter/Spring

I arrived in Ottawa on a Saturday and it was -20C with the windchill. When I left on Tuesday it was 7C and raining. No, this wasn’t atypical for Canadian travel. It was March. During those shoulder season months (travel-industry jargon for March-June and September-November) it’s […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: Brazil

Around the World in 12 Plates: Brazil

And just like that, February is over and another recipe challenge is in the books! From Asia last month to South America this month, Around the World in 12 Plates: Brazil takes us below the equator for a delicious meal. Another afternoon of cooking up […]

Dinner at Alo | Toronto

Dinner at Alo | Toronto

I’ve been waiting to write this post for two years. We moved back to Toronto 2014, around the time Alo revealed its view overlooking the bustling Queen and Spadina intersection, and I’ve been drooling over glowing reviews ever since. I spent two years waiting to have […]

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Toronto

Afternoon Tea at the Shangri-La Toronto

Afternoon Tea has so much going for it. Where else do you get to indulge in copious amounts of tea, sweets, scones and Prosecco for hours on end? And who doesn’t love miniature sandwiches? No one, that’s who. The first afternoon tea was held by Anna, the […]