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The Inn Thing: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

The Inn Thing: 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel in Clayton New York

When people think of 1000 Islands, the image of a charming but rundown cabin undoubtedly comes to mind. Who knew there was a 4-star hotel hiding away in upstate New York? Who knew it’s a fun place to visit in the off-season? And that it’s […]

Souk Tabule for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner: Toronto

Souk Tabule for Brunch, Lunch and Dinner: Toronto

I’m so freaking happy the first restaurant in the “up-and-coming” Canary District is finally open. Souk Tabule — the little sister of Toronto’s Middle Eastern restaurant mogul Tabule — is a fast-casual spot I fell in love with in a hurry. If you read my […]

Gate Expectations: Social Media Anxiety Disorder

Gate Expectations: Social Media Anxiety Disorder

Why the hell am I here again? 

I was 300 feet above the ground in a hot air balloon, floating over the martian-like terrain of Cappadocia in central Turkey.  It was six o’clock in the morning.

And I was going to shit my pants.

After two arduous weeks working on an archeological dig, a group of us sardined ourselves into a van to travel to Cappadocia to drink, eat and relax amongst the “fairy chimneys” of the picturesque town.

Cappadocia is one of the most interesting and arresting places in the world. (more…)

How to get Black Friday & Cyber Monday hotel deals

How to get Black Friday & Cyber Monday hotel deals

When I think of Black Friday deals, one terrifying image comes to mind: I’m standing at the front of a line the minute the doors are unlocked, and thundering crowds trample me as they are reaching for the latest iPhone. This may seem hyperbolic, but […]

Taste Canada Awards Gala and new culinary book bucket list

Taste Canada Awards Gala and new culinary book bucket list

Last night at the Taste Canada Awards Gala, Seema Jethalal, Regional Director of General Ontario at Canadian Heritage, said: “Food is at the heart of Canadian heritage.”  I couldn’t agree more! In its 19th year, Taste Canada honours the best culinary writers in Canada and once […]

NoshFest: Toronto’s Jewish Food Festival | PHOTO ESSAY

NoshFest: Toronto’s Jewish Food Festival | PHOTO ESSAY

Growing up in Newfoundland there was a very small Jewish community, and my years in Halifax were spent eating at a pseudo-Jewish deli serving mediocre matzoh ball soup. Needless to say, I don’t know much about Jewish culinary culture. So, when I was invited to attend the first NoshFest, Toronto’s Jewish Food Festival, I jumped at the chance! I wrote a piece published today on the Daily Hive on learning about all the Jewish fare at the inaugural event yesterday.

As someone who spent most of last Tuesday making chicken soup, I felt the need to connect with my inner bubbie and demolish some Jewish fare.

My blood is pretty much brine after attending this event, with all the cured and pickled things, but I’m so happy I went! If you want to learn about Jewish food read the article here, if you just want to drool at some photos, see below. (more…)


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Gate Expectations: Social Media Anxiety Disorder

Gate Expectations: Social Media Anxiety Disorder

Why the hell am I here again? 

I was 300 feet above the ground in a hot air balloon, floating over the martian-like terrain of Cappadocia in central Turkey.  It was six o’clock in the morning.

And I was going to shit my pants.

After two arduous weeks working on an archeological dig, a group of us sardined ourselves into a van to travel to Cappadocia to drink, eat and relax amongst the “fairy chimneys” of the picturesque town.

Cappadocia is one of the most interesting and arresting places in the world. (more…)