Son of a Peach in Burlington

Son of a Peach in Burlington

The name of  Son of a Peach in Burlington is unforgettable. With a play on the similar sounding “Son of a Bitch”, this downtown “gastro-pizzeria” has stood out from all other restaurants in the area with its funky name. But there’s more to this spot in Village Square than its interesting moniker. The food is fresh and flavourful and the atmosphere fun, comfortable and with retro touches. Funky lighting has your eye drawing upwards, while ...

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Scents that trigger fond memories - whisky in a rocks glass.

Scents that trigger fond memories

Ever have a moment where you smell something and a nice memory pops into your mind? There are scents that trigger fond memories and make people happy – our brain records what we are sensing when we are feeling happy. I won’t go into all the scientific details but what we need to know is that the olfactory nerve (by which we smell) is close to the part of the brain that deals with emotions. ...

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Visiting the Canadian Club Heritage Brand Centre

Visiting the Canadian Club Heritage Brand Centre

When you step out of your car in Walkerville, Ontario – a former town that’s been encompassed by Windsor – you smell baking bread. Spicy, yeasty, rye notes with that sweetness of corn scenting the air. You are at the heart of Canadian rye whisky production. Visiting the Canadian Club Heritage Brand Centre is one of the key things to do in Windsor for whisky lovers. I’ll be upfront with disclosure – at the time ...

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Tips on how to pitch a blogger

Five Tips On How To Pitch A Blogger Effectively

Blogger relations is one of the key areas where PR people, particularly those with old school media relations skills, seem to fail on a regular basis. I should know – I’ve been both the pitcher and the pitched. This is why I’m sharing five tips on how to pitch a blogger effectively. My career in public relations spans over 15 years of experience in small and large PR agencies. I started out when pitching journalists ...

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Ribfests near Toronto

Summer Events: Ribfests near Toronto

Juicy, succulent… fall off the bone… savoury and spicy ribs will soon be here. Ontario Ribfests are an annual tradition that can’t be ignored, if you are a carnivore like me.  With several ribfests near Toronto over the summer period, you have more than one opportunity to enjoy great food. With summer vacations and escapes on everybody’s mind, for those who want to go to at least one Ribfest, it’s good to plan ahead. I’ve ...

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Tea rubbed salmon recipe

Recipe: Tea Rubbed Salmon

Cooking with loose leaf tea can be a very interesting experience – and a tea rubbed salmon recipe is a good place to start. I’ve never tried making a meal with a tea rub, however, when I had a chance to try out Alokozay Canada’s FBOP (Flower Broken Orange Pigou – aka pekoe) black loose leaf tea, I decided to be adventurous. I was approached by Alokzay’s social marketing agency with this opportunity to enjoy ...

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