When I heard that one of my favourite restaurants Paramount Fine Foods at Liberty Village was having a tasting, there was no way I couldn’t be there! With items like their famous hummus, manakeesh, and flavourful wraps, Paramount has a variety of Middle eastern flavours to satisfy every palate.
For the appetizer, I got my favourite item on the menu which is quite new, the Yalla Special, a dish with fries, topped with chicken shawarma, garlic sauce, and tahini sauce. All of the flavours combined make for the ultimate Lebanese poutine (minus the cheese).
On a cold winter afternoon, I was immersed in the colourful world of citrus! Sunkist entertained us all with a delicious blend of tasty cocktails, dishes, DIY projects and healthy facts all revolving around citrus. (more…)
One morning I spent the morning making one of my favourite dishes, fried chicken!
KFC invited me to learn how to make their famous fried chicken! Quirky Chef Bob Blumer was the host for the day, assisting the chefs with some of the duties. Since KFC’s service is usually so fast, and is categorized as fast food, you wouldn’t think that so many steps would be put into each dish.
I’m usually not a beer lover, but I’ve found the first beer that I can say that I love! Gillian is Belgian style farmhouse ale for wine lovers. This sour ale is brewed by Goose Island and it’s only available as of today at the LCBO Summerhill location or online!
So, what makes this beer so special? Like wine, Gillian is aged. Gillian starts as a farmhouse ale that is then put in a barrel with 40 pounds of fresh local strawberries from a family farm in Michigan and Belgian wild yeast. The beer goes through a second fermentation in the barrel for 2 weeks, and then rests for 2 months in neutralized red wine barrels. (more…)
I love being pleasantly surprised. Who doesn’t? I went out for Winterlicious lunch with my coworkers to a nearby brew pub. I had heard good things about it, and when I saw that they were participating in Winterlicious with a 3 course lunch for $18, I knew I had to go.
Batch looks unassuming from the outside, but is actually huge. They brew their own beer and it also looks like the serve up a great brunch. Our lunch came quickly, which we appreciated!
It was a tough decision for me, but I chose the Beer and potato soup instead of the housemade pretzel. (more…)
Scarborough Town Centre holds a soft spot in my heart. It’s the mall that I would hang out in while growing up in high school, and the mall that my family shops at. I’ve been so happy to watch the mall expand and grow.
This holidays, STC is all decked out with some holiday magic! At their HOLIDAY MRKT, visitors will find fun surprises.
There’s a Selfie Station where shoppers can snap and post photos using fun props and backdrops for a chance to win a $500 STC gift card. The space also offers complimentary coat/parcel check so you don’t have to carry around your bags while you shop. (more…)
I love getting together with friends and entertaining, and around Christmas this is especially true! With all of the parties, cookie swaps and casual get-togethers, it can be exhausting finding time just to go shopping, let alone a preparing an entire meal!
Thankfully, there’s a way to grab a tasty appetizer or entire meal with minimal effort, and still show up with a delicious dish!
M&M Food Market has an endless array of snacks, meals, desserts and more to help you navigate this busy time of year, and still turn up on top! Meals don’t have to be bland. This is especially true with M&M’s new line up of holiday products. (more…)