Category: Food

Goose Island Gillian: A complex beer for wine lovers

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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…)

Winterlicious at BATCH

 

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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!

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It was a tough decision for me, but I chose the Beer and potato soup instead of the housemade pretzel. (more…)

STC’s HOLIDAY MRKT & SWEET MRKT

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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.

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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…)

Holiday Gatherings are easy with M&M Food Market

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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…)

Smart and Savvy Breville Tea Maker

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I’m not a coffee drinker. I often look on enviously at the endless gadgets available for coffee drinkers, and wonder, Does no one care about the tea drinkers? Are we a minority?

Breville has answered my tea gadget dreams. The Breville Tea Maker is the perfect machine for tea drinkers like me! (more…)

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