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Around the World in 12 Plates: Turkey

Around the World in 12 Plates: Turkey

All right, I confess. I didn’t cook at all in July. I was working on an archaeological dig, so Around the World in 12 Plates: Turkey has to take a different approach. Did you know I moonlight as an archaeologist? I spent my first season […]

We ate dinner in a Bangkok construction site

We ate dinner in a Bangkok construction site

I was at the back of the bunch, so I couldn’t see where we were going. Our party of 20 or more had disembarked from the hotel in search of dinner. We were a worldly group — Canadians, Americans, South Africans and Ecuadorians — gathered […]

A Guide to Exploring the Baccalieu Trail, Newfoundland

A Guide to Exploring the Baccalieu Trail, Newfoundland

Newfoundland’s Baccalieu Trail is full of things to see, and it only took me six years living away to appreciate what it means to be a tourist at home.

Around the World in 12 Plates: Vietnam

Around the World in 12 Plates: Vietnam

The tight timeline for our recent trip Thailand didn’t allow for a trip to Vietnam, which I’m super sad about. It’s somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit, but I surprised myself while doing research for this challenge: I actually know very little about the cuisine! […]

Cucumber Apple Salad with Artichoke & Asiago Dressing

Cucumber Apple Salad with Artichoke & Asiago Dressing

This post is sponsored by Summer Fresh.  I love entertaining at home, but in the summertime I get lazy. Super lazy. When the weather is nice here in St. John’s (which is seldom), the absolute last thing I want to do is cook for a bunch […]

Dinner at FORK. in Witless Bay, Newfoundland

Dinner at FORK. in Witless Bay, Newfoundland

FORK., a pop-up operating out of Irish Loop Coffee House, has been open for a month now, an I’m still thinking about the food I ate. I wrote an article for The Overcast about FORK. focusing on the “who, what, where, when, why” but I […]

St. John’s Beer Tours: Where to drink Newfoundland beer

St. John’s Beer Tours: Where to drink Newfoundland beer

Did you know one can actually be afraid of an empty beer glass? Luckily on St. John’s Beer Tours, cenosillicaphobia isn’t a problem. We all know how I’ve been praising taking cooking classes, now I have another regret: not taking a freaking beer tour! I’ve visited beer-boroughs […]

Where to Eat, Sleep and Drink Wine in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Where to Eat, Sleep and Drink Wine in Niagara-on-the-Lake

It’s become tradition to visit a wine region on my birthday. Last year we visited Prince Edward County for the big 3-0, and this year we didn’t have to travel far to visit one of the best wine regions in Canada — Niagara. We stayed in […]

Around the World in 12 Plates: ISRAEL

Around the World in 12 Plates: ISRAEL

This month I went rogue. With the move to Newfoundland and getting settled in a new home, I decided to complete Around the World in 12 Plates: Israel on my own. I wanted to get acquainted with my new kitchen, and while this challenge started […]

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 […]

Visiting the Tap Room at Port Rexton Brewing, Newfoundland

Visiting the Tap Room at 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 […]