Category: Food

Kingston Winter Weekend Getaway

Kingston, Ontario is one of those cities that I always end up stopping in on my way to another place, and always end up saying, I need to come back here! I was in desperate need of a winter staycation, and I decided to finally make Kingston my destination…and I already can’t wait to go back.

Where to Stay

Kingston isn’t too far from Toronto, just a 2.5 hour drive. We stayed in the ultra modern Delta Waterfront hotel, perched right by the water.

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Foodie Gift Guide


Cuisinart Elemental 13-Cup Food Processor
This food processor can handle anything that you throw at it! You can whip up large meals (delicious crab cakes, pizza dough and more) with it’s large bowl and powerful blades. A must for the home burgeoning on professional home cook!

Ninja Foodi TenderCrisp Pressure Cooker

The Ninja Foodi really can do it all. It can pressure cook, air fry, roast, broil and bake, all in one tidy package. You can do this all in one pot, making clean up a breeze.

 

Gold Thermal Carafe

This DavidsTEA carafe is super handy, especially if you’re a tea drinker. It can steep tea for up to 6 people, and the tea stays piping hot for several hours.

Nutri Ninja Auto-iQ Pro Complete

With the Nutri Ninja, you can whip up a custom smoothie in a flash. Once you’re done blending your drink, just snap a lid on the cup and head out the door. This is the perfect gift for your friend who’s always on the go.

24 Teas to Love

Shake up your tea of the day with this 24 teas to love advent calendar. The days on this calendar aren’t marked, so this can be used throughout the year. It also comes with bonus surprises!

 

Win Tickets to the Toronto Cider Festival

In this beer obsessed world, I’m so happy that cider has found a place to grow and get bigger and bigger. I’m not knocking beer, but cider is my brew of choice. (What’s yours?)

My favourite drinks festival is back for 4th year of spreading the cider love! The Toronto Cider Festival will happen on August 24th & 25th at the Sherbourne Common, right by the waterfront.

This festival is tons of fun and a great way to get exposure to new ciders that you may not have tried before. There’s nothing better than spending a summer evening sipping cider next to Lake Ontario. This year the theme is wild Western and each session will have over 100 taps of cider available.

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Summer Cottage Social at the Ritz-Carlton DEQ Patio

There’s no other way to say this. It’s crazy insane hot outside. It’s hitting 33 degrees almost every day this week. The nice thing about the hot weather, is that it’s a great excuse to hang out on a patio under a giant umbrella, sipping a cool drink. Enter the DEQ Terrace and Lounge at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. I went to the launch of their new summer menu, and to welcome their new executive chef.

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Afternoon Tea at Ladurée Yorkdale

 

I was beyond thrilled when Ladurée opened up at Yorkdale mall. I’ve been a huge fan of Laduree ever since I went to their first patisserie in Paris. I knew I had to visit to try their afternoon tea.

When you step inside, you can’t miss their world famous macarons stacked in colourful hues. The famed macarons are flown in from Switzerland. There are 12 flavours of macarons ($3.50 each) available in store, and they sell out quickly. The macarons come in Pistachio, Chocolate Orange, Coffee, Rose Petal, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Lemon, Orange Blossom, Ice Mint, Raspberry and Hazelnut. In Canada, we have a special maple syrup macaron.  (more…)

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