This year I had the chance to visit Niagara region wine country twice in the company of wonderful running enthusiasts and friends. On our last trip we visit winery Foreign Affair and had our minds BLOWN out of the water when we tried their 2007 Cabernet Franc Ti Amo. This one definitely warranted a Wednesday Wine review for sure!
We had our last Random Dinner Night of 2014 on a windy day in November and had a great time thanks to our host @herroyalmelness! Here’s a quick recap from Mel on our meal. – Caryl
Thank you to all the special ladies who made it out to RDN last night at—Caryl guessed it… Thompson Diner! Mon and Linds literally blew in from Mississauga just in the nick of time and we all hustled in from the hurricane gale force winds to hunker down with some comfort diner food.
I’ve been adopted by Jackie’s parents. I am their foodie adoptive daughter and I am honoured to be the person that they call when they want to try a new smoked meat place – especially of the pulled pork variety!
We had a yummy family brunch at Smoque N Bones just a stone’s throw away from Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen West.
It was busy but the 40 minute wait did not turn us away! (Next time we’ll make sure to make reservations!)
If you don’t already know the level of my obsession for donuts, you’ll get the gist it here, here and here. So I thought I should temper my obsession with the ability to actually make donuts myself and this class at Le Dolci was a perfect primer.
Le Dolci teacher, Chef Lindsey, showed us the ropes and we went home with two donut recipes and about 2 dozen donuts!
It’s always a wonderful day when our friends from San Francisco come home. And it’s an even better day if we get the chance to brunch with these two lovely people.
If a cafe could be “cute as a button” this would be it. Friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere and drop dead gorgeous scones (and I mean gorgeous on the outside and on the inside because these are delicious).
On this visit I tried the “Eggy”. The best way I could describe it is an “sconified” egg. Cutting into it you get that slow ooze that you want in a poached egg with the benefit of delicious butter scone soak it all in. Are you hungry yet?
There’s a wine and cheese party in my future that will be gifted half a dozen beautiful scones in various flavours tonight. Get your butter and jam ready, friends.
The David Suzuki foundation held their second annual Homegrown Park Crawl last Sunday to bring awareness and funds to preserve the Garrison Corridor – a stretch of green, and former creek, in the middle of our very condo-laden city.
We were so happy to join in on the park crawl which stopped at four parks: Christie Pits, Bickford Park, Fred Hamilton Park and Trinity Bellwoods. They also had local restaurants and artists provide food and music for this fun event.
I discovered the Cocoalatte cafe back in 2013 lured in by there very enticing brown bear outside their cafe.
Little did I know that I would be moving in near little St. Clair West cafe a year later. Good news for my taste buds but bad news for the waist line as their specialty latte is a Nutella Latte!
They’re also amazing at doing foam design as you can see above.
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