Month: September 2014

[Contest] The Delicious Food Show Returns!

The Delicious Food Show is back for it’s second year! Last year, it was the best food show that I attended all year. I met Martha Stewart and ate all sorts of delicious things. This year it’s back on October 17-19 at the Better Living Center and bigger than ever! Here’s what’s new.
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Chefs Mario BataliTyler FlorenceChuck HughesRoger MookingNadia G, and Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel will be taking to the stages for demos, talks, and workshops throughout the three-day event. Click here to see the celebrity stage schedule.

Over 100 purveyors of premium products and fine foods will be on display, showcasing their absurdly delicious eats and treats. I’m looking forward to seeing The Pie Guyz, Best Shortbread, Cake for Dinner, Jelly Modern Donuts and more!

Taste Canada Cooks the Books will pair one famed Canadian cookbook author with groups of students who will have to prepare one recipe from the author’s book to vie for the title of Canada’s Best New Student Chef. Indigo Books will be at the show with a series of exclusive book signings.

Naturally Delicious will see a host of vendors with foods and products that are all-natural, organic, raw, gluten-free, free of additives and preservatives, and overall promote a healthy lifestyle.

A very special edition of Abbey’s Kitchen Stadium will pit eight of Toronto’s top chefs against each other in an all-out maniacal melee.

#DeliciousHotspot will highlight some of Toronto’s top restaurants and pop-ups, with show attendees able to purchase samples to taste their edible excellence.

Thanks to the Delicious Food Show, I’m giving one reader a pair of tickets! Wanna win? Enter below.

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Dufflet’s Delicious Gluten Free Desserts

This fall, Dufflet® launched their extended gluten-free line in stores across Ontario and Quebec.

lemonI tried one of their Lemon Tarts and was blown away! I’m not usually a fan of gluten free desserts, and I couldn’t tell the difference. The butter crust was crumbly and moist, and the lemon filling was creamy and tart. Perfection! It makes me want to taste their other baked goods…, (more…)

International House Hotel in New Orleans

1-Android 2014One of my favourite things about traveling is to discover small hotels. I would much rather stay in a cool hostel or a unique hotel than a big box hotel.

That’s why I was so happy that I was invited to stay at the International House Hotel on my trip to New Orleans! This whimsical hotel is within walking distance of all the New Orleans hot spots- the French Market, Bourbon Street and the French Quarter are just steps away. (more…)

Favourite Lipsticks for Fall

falllips1. MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection in Sin ($17.50): MAC pays tribute to Rocky Horror Picture Show with this deliciously dark hue perfect for fall.

2. LIPPY Moisture Matte Lipstick by Butter in Ladybird ($22): This bright, moisturizing matte lasts long and provides a pop of colour!

3. Dior in Rouge Massai ($37): This limited edition shade is exclusive for fall. It’s a bold shade with a nice shine.

4. NARS Bette ($32): This dramatic shade provides one coat coverage and is enriched with ingredients to smooth and nourish lips.

5. Sonia Kashuk Lustrous Shine Lip Crayon in Dahlia ($8.99): The best value! Super long lasting pigment in an intense berry shade. Available at Target.

Alex Colville Exhibition at the AGO

AlexColvilleI was invited to the AGO one afternoon to check out a preview of the new Alex Colville exhibition. Alex Colville is one of the first internationally acclaimed Canadian Visual Artists. As a special treat, the AGO has a retrospective exhibition of some of the artist most re known bodies of work. His daughter Ann Kitz attended the press conference to  discuss her father’s work.  (more…)

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