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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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Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend

Phonetic Eyewear: A Blogger’s New Best Friend

As a blogger and writer I’m constantly staring at screens and my eyes needed help! Enter Phonetic Eyewear computer glasses, plus a giveaway!

Slurping at Bad Bones Ramen | St. John’s

Slurping at Bad Bones Ramen | St. John’s

What’s on the menu at Bad Bones Ramen in St. John’s Newfoundland? Delicious ramen, pho and other slurpable soups!

Skerwink Hostel | Trinity East, Newfoundland

Skerwink Hostel | Trinity East, Newfoundland

While I’ve stayed in lots of hostels in Europe, Asia and Australia, my experience in North America has been limited. And in Newfoundland? Non existent. There are actually less than a dozen hostels across the province, ranging from row houses in St. John’s to lodges in Gros Mourne. But as our Newfoundland explorations continue, Adam and I have been more interested in finding unique accommodations. Enter Skerwink Hostel.

I was excited about our overnight stay at Skerwink Hostel in Trinity East, a great little community on the picturesque Bonavista Peninsula 3-hours drive from St. John’s. The hostel is named after the epic awe-inspiring (and award-winning) Skerwink Trail just down the road, and having never done this particular trail before it was on our 2017 Newfoundland travel bucket list. It’s also happens to be a short walk to my favourite Newfoundland brewery, Port Rexton Brewing, which I raved about earlier this summer in this blog post. (more…)