Month: July 2016

Bacon Goodness at Rashers

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I’m a traditionalist bacon lover. I love bacon, but give it to me the old fashioned way. I don’t need it to be dipped in chocolate, or deep fried, or caramelized. Just pure, delicious bacon, as a side or on a sandwich is perfection for me.

That’s why I like Rashers. Rashers just opened their second location on Ossington. Here, bacon is a delicious, pure art, presented in the form of sandwiches. (more…)

Heartless Girl Guide to St.John’s, Newfoundland

[Win it!] Toronto Festival of Beer Tickets

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Calling all beer lovers! This weekend, a delicious festival of beer hits Toronto. The Toronto Festival of Beer takes place on July 22 to July 24th at the Exhibition Place.

Not only can you get over 333 local and imported brews all weekend long, but the festival has upped their food game. This year, Toronto’s Festival of Beer welcomes over 16 chefs and over 13 food purveyors.

The Grilling Tent at Toronto’s Festival of Beer is presented by Club House La Grille in partnership with Labatt Breweries of Canada, Thirst for Knowledge Inc., Broil King, Ted’s World Famous BBQ, and curated by Afrim Pristine of The Cheese Boutique.

Food purveyors include: Campagnolo, Fidel Gastro’s, MELT Grilled Cheese, The Pie Commission, Queen Margherita Pizza , Hot Bunzz Street Cuisine, The County General  and more.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.beerfestival.ca

I’m giving away a pair of tickets for you to experience the festival yourself on Sunday July 24th! Enter below.

 

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My Favourite Toronto eats! #FiestaFoodie

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I spent a weekend driving around a Ford Fiesta, and I think that I’m in love. I first came across the Ford Fiesta ST at the Toronto Auto Show in 2014. I really liked the bright green hatchback, but didn’t have the opportunity to drive it.

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Thanks to my friends at Ford, not only did I get to spend a weekend driving it, but I got to do my favourite thing- eat!  Toronto is a pretty big city, and it’s so easy to spend your time tucked away into one specific area of the city.

People often describe themselves as an East Ender, or a West Sider, and nary the two shall meet. Enough of that. Toronto is meant to explore…and what better way than to eat your way through it? I visited 6 boroughs of the 6ix and I bring you my favourite food spots. (more…)

Make it! Pineapple Coconut Cooler

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It’s so hot. Right? It’s so, so hot and it’s not even August yet. Keep yourself cool by whipping up this delicious cocktail. This cocktail uses Thirsty Buddha coconut water, an all natural Canadian product. For a unique twist, try making it with their aloe & coconut water!

​Ingredients
6 oz Fresh pineapple juice
4 oz Thirsty Buddha coconut water
2 oz Vodka
1 tsp Organic honey
½ tsp Fresh ginger juice
1 Lime
Mint leaves

Method
Combine pineapple juice, Thirsty Buddha coconut water, ginger juice and vodka in cocktail shaker. Shake to combine. Pour into serving glass. Add a touch of honey and add lime juice. Top off with mint leaves and enjoy!

Weekend Getaway in Grey County: Alpacas, Suspension Bridges & More

There’s so much to see and do in Grey County! If you live in Toronto or the GTA area, it’s not very far but feels worlds away. I spent a wonderful summer weekend in Grey County. Here’s what I did!

Stay in a Cottage by the Lake

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The Cedars of Lake Eugenia have it all. Waterfront views, chef cooked meals and a comfortable bed to rest your head. Read all about my stay here.

Make Some Alpaca Friends

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I’ve been obsessed with alpacas for awhile. They’re just so cute! I jumped at the chance to visit Kicking Back Alpaca Ranch. The alpacas here are super cute, fluffy and well cared for. The males and females are separated, and I was able to visit them and get a tour. Did you know that baby alpacas are called crias?

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The alpacas are shorn for their super soft hair At the farm they have a small short selling yarn, cozy socks and other alpaca hair goods. (more…)

Get Outside Day is July 15th

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Did you know? According to Coleman Canada nearly two-thirds of Canadians spend fewer than two hours per week outside doing recreational activities. How sad is that? We have such beautiful parks and outdoor spaces all over Canada.

Because of this, the Get Outside Day movement, to excite and encourage Canadians to get outside was launched. July 15th, 2016 is National Get Outside Day. Coleman continues to  petition the Canadian government to declare one day this summer National Get Outside Day.

“As Canadians, we’re proud to call this beautiful country home, but it’s unfortunate that so many of us are unable to find the time to get outside and enjoy what Canada has to offer,” said Ezio Sbrizzi, President, Coleman Canada. “As Canada’s leading outdoor company, we needed to do something about it which is why we started the Get Outside campaign. Now more than ever we remain committed to the cause, rallying the Canadian government to allow all of us more time to enjoy our country’s great outdoors.  We know that’s a long shot for this year, but our entire team at Coleman will be taking July 15th off to recognize and celebrate Get Outside Day at Bronte Creek Provincial Park in Oakville, Ontario. We encourage all Canadians to get outside that day to support the cause!”

That’s a cause I can get behind! To learn more about the petition and for inspiration and ideas on how you can #GetOutside this summer,  visit www.getoutsidecanada.com

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