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Where to Stay in Newfoundland This Summer

Where to Stay in Newfoundland This Summer

Whether it’s a saltbox house vacation rental, drop-dead gorgeous boutique inn o homey hostel, there’s a plethora of Newfoundland accommodations to snuggle into this summer.

The History of Kraft Dinner + a KD showdown

The History of Kraft Dinner + a KD showdown

Kraft Dinner has always been there for me. From early memories to last week’s last-minute meal, KD has been a part of my life…but which brand reigns supreme? You’ll never guess.

Glamping in Newfoundland: Feeling Right at ‘Ome

Glamping in Newfoundland: Feeling Right at ‘Ome

My affinity for hotels is no secret. I’ve babbled endlessly about my affection for them, particularly in my post about the Alt Hotel in St. John’s, but for our first wedding anniversary last September I wanted a different experience. After a particularly busy summer moving home to Newfoundland, setting up a garden, patio drinks, family BBQs and weddings, I yearned for some good old fashioned peace and quiet. While perusing ‘historic saltbox homes near the ocean’ on AirBnb I stumbled upon a series of small cabins cloaked in canvas. “There’s Glamping in Newfoundland?” I thought to myself, quickly scanning the photos of pillow top mattresses, bright quilts and ocean views. One phone call to Adam later and I had booked Ome Sweet Ome for our anniversary escape.

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Vegetarian Vietnam Review + Cucumber Pineapple Rolls Recipe

Vegetarian Vietnam Review + Cucumber Pineapple Rolls Recipe

Chef Cameron Stauch is a world traveller. As the partner of a Canadian diplomat he has lived all over the world, documenting his travel and his cooking on his blog A Global Kitchen. Dive into my review of his new cookbook Vegetarian Vietnam.

Lunch at Kimchi & Sushi | St. John’s

Lunch at Kimchi & Sushi | St. John’s

Last month, the new app HelpMeOrder asked me to collaborate with them on some videos featuring the best dishes at restaurants featured on their app and I was more than delighted to oblige.

Alt Hotel St. John’s Staycation

Alt Hotel St. John’s Staycation

The best part about a staycation? There’s no pressure to leave the hotel! I’ve spent a lot of time taking photos of hotels, and I usually don’t get to enjoy them as much as I should because I’m busy Instagramming my stay. But I still love hotels. I still get excited walking through the lobby, my head on a swivel trying to take it all in. While I’m all about AirBNB for longer trips, the magic of a freshly made bed, a chocolate on my pillow and a fluffy bathrobe get me all riled up (I still always check if there’s a pool, my eight-year-old self insists). As part of a media event, I was lucky enough to win a stay at the Alt Hotel St. John’s, so Adam and I decided it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy a night in a hotel without leaving the room!

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The Food at Fogo Island Inn

The Food at Fogo Island Inn

I ate all of the food during my winter stay at the Fogo Island Inn. Bread on bread on bread at Newfoundland’s most luxurious island hotel.

The Grounds Cafe | Portugal Cove

The Grounds Cafe | Portugal Cove

Finding the garden of eating, all the delicious pastries (and the puns) at The Grounds Cafe in Portugal Cove, Newfoundland.

48 Hours of Eating: A Winter Guide to Ottawa Restaurants

48 Hours of Eating: A Winter Guide to Ottawa Restaurants

I visited Ottawa not once, but twice in 2017. The first in the lingering frigid days of winter and the second in the midst of a warm(ish) fall. Needless to say, I wasn’t strolling around Byward Market in a t-shirt. While many travellers opt out of visiting Canadian cities in the winter, it does have its benefits — small lines into Parliament, lower hotel rates and all those hole-in-the-wall restaurants are that much cosier. Just take a look at my guide for exploring the Chicago restaurant scene in winter. Snagging hard-to-get reservations comes easier when there’s snow on the ground. So pull on the parka, lace up your boots and venture out to eat everything at these Ottawa restaurants. (more…)

The Food Girl in Town 2017 Gift Guide

The Food Girl in Town 2017 Gift Guide

I wanted to post a gift guide where there is something for everyone, in case you also have a traveling, pasta-obsessed, moonlighting archaeologist on your list.

Around the World in 12 Plates: Sweden

Around the World in 12 Plates: Sweden

After my first taste of the Princess Cake at IKEA I wondered how Swedish this cake was, and turns out it’s very loyal. Around the World in 12 Plates heads to Sweden!

Rustic Veggie Chili Recipe | Dairy Farmers of Canada 2018 Milk Calendar

Rustic Veggie Chili Recipe | Dairy Farmers of Canada 2018 Milk Calendar

This post is sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada.

I haven’t had good luck making chili. I love the flavours but for some reason whatever recipe I try turns out like a sloppy soupy mess — I don’t fail at many things in the kitchen, but chili is one of them.

Enter the 2018 Milk Calendar.

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