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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: Cottage Cheese Herb 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 cottage cheese herb spread that they made from scratch. The cottage cheese that they used wasn’t the runny kind ...

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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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spluring on dinner while travelling

Fine Dining Etiquette – Infographic

When I was in Grade Seven, during a class trip to Quebec City, we learned about proper fine dining etiquette including when to use certain types of cutlery and glassware. Some of what was taught was what I had learned at home from my parents and grandparents. They taught me the European way of holding a fork in my left ...

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