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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

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?”

Vegetarian Vietnam Review + Cucumber Pineapple Rolls Recipe

Vegetarian Vietnam Review + Cucumber Pineapple Rolls Recipe

I love Vietnamese food, but I don’t cook it very often. Last year, I made Bun Cha for the first time during the Around the World in 12 Plates challenge, but for the most part I was used to making regular pilgrimages to Toronto’s Chinatown for giant bowls of soup at Phở Hưng Restaurant! Now I am back in Newfoundland with few restaurant options for Vietnamese, so Vegetarian Vietnam by Cameron Stauch couldn’t have showed up at a better time! This cookbook changed my frame of mind, teaching me how to make Vietnamese staples and simplifying prep for weekday dinners.

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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? No pressure to leave the hotel, not that I wanted to leave the Alt Hotel St. John’s anyways: With gorgeous decor and high-tech amenities, the Newfoundland addition to the Le Germain family is welcome.

The Food at Fogo Island Inn

The Food at Fogo Island Inn

Is there anything better than the smell of fresh-baked bread? A nostalgic bouquet familiar all over the world,  spanning thousands of years warms the heart and makes you drool. Fogo Island Inn’s bread initiated my love for the place, and within hours I felt at home. When I started researching my stay at Fogo Island Inn, I found dozens of dazzling images of it’s behemoth exterior, the comfy beds (and the spectacular views from them), but there was one huge element lacking. What about the food? While the food at Fogo Island Inn remains an integral part of the experience, there are few Instagram pics and patrons reviews don’t discuss it a whole lot. So you’re in luck…

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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

Visiting Ottawa in the winter might seem frigidly foolish, but it’s delicious! Small lines make hole-in-the-wall restaurants even cozier. From waffles and ramen to Spanish tapas, the restaurant scene is anything but cold.

The Food Girl in Town 2017 Gift Guide

The Food Girl in Town 2017 Gift Guide

This is not so much a gift guide as it is my personal wish list. After perusing Amazon’s Cyber Monday sales and dozens of blogger gift guide I decided to jot down a list of my deepest Christmas cravings. I’ve never done a gift guide before, but every year people ask me what I want (hint: don’t buy me another apron). Because I have such varied interests (like most people) 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.

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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 year marks the 41st edition of the Milk Calendar from the Dairy Farmers of Canada we’re featuring March’s Rustic Veggie Chili.

Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend

Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend

As a blogger, writer and food photographer, I’m constantly staring at screens. Whether it’s editing photos on my home computer, writing a blog post in an airport on my laptop or taking an Instagram photo at the hottest new restaurant, most of my day is spent inside the screen. Continue reading Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend