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Polish grzanki

Polish Grzanki – Delicious Snacks

There’s an art to creating a delicious, authentic Italian pizza. Nobody can dispute that. However, in a pinch, Polish grzanki will do to satisfy the craving for bread, tomato sauce, cheese and perhaps a pepperoni sausage. Grzanki (g-zhanki) are a very simple way of making a warmed up sandwich snack “po Włosku” using simple foods found at home. Like bruschetta, ...

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Food Tourism in Southern Ontario

Food Tourism in Southern Ontario

While many Torontonians and foreign visitors normally head to Niagara-on-the Lake and the surrounding wine region to immerse themselves in the culinary offerings southern Ontario has to offer, other areas such as Norfolk County offer a quieter, yet equally exciting food scene. Food tourism in southern Ontario is slowly flourishing, providing a great alternative for shopping and a new source ...

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Taste of Burlington 2014

Taste of Burlington 2014: The Launch Party

The Taste of Burlington 2014, summer edition, is starting soon! Starting on July 20th and running through to August 3, 2014, it’s the food-lovers adventure in this lovely city just 30 to 40 minutes west of Toronto. I had the privilege of participating in the launch event on June 26th, as part of the local media and bloggers, helping promote ...

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recipes with raspberry syrup

Three recipes with raspberry syrup

What to do with raspberry syrup? A few months ago my mom gifted me with a bottle of raspberry syrup – a fruit syrup with primarily concentrated raspberry juice that’s rich and potent in its delicious scent.  I decided to try out recipes with raspberry syrup that went beyond the typical  “compote” which anybody growing up in an Eastern European ...

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Herb Cottage Cheese Spread

Recipe: Herb Cottage Cheese Spread

When I was a little girl, I fell in love with a dish that my grandparents would make for my brother and me for lunch. It was a simple thing – light rye bread, tomato slices, finely chopped onion and a herb cottage cheese spread made from scratch. The cottage cheese that they used wasn’t the runny kind but rather ...

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Dishcrawl on Locke Street

Our Very First Dishcrawl on Locke Street, Hamilton, Ontario

Four great Locke Street restaurants in one night, for $60 plus taxes per person – this was Dishcrawl on Locke Street in Hamilton, Ontario. You can’t get that with Winterlicious or Summerlicious in Toronto, or other restaurant prix fixe campaigns that have become increasingly popular in various towns and cities. We recently wrote about Dishcrawl, which hosted its premiere event ...

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