Iron Cupcake Challenge – Flowers

Have you been to For The Love Of Cake in Liberty Village? Genevieve Griffin and her team have been praised for creating custom cakes for a variety of occasions. On Genevieve’s twitter feed, she lists the day’s special creations, infusing some crazy flavours like maple bacon, Guinness and pumpkin into cupcakes. Genevieve has also started… 

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Wine Wednesday – Rosewood Estates Sussreserve Riesling 2008

Rosewood Estates Natalie’s Sussreserve Riesling 2008 LCBO Vintages 164483 $18.00 This space has already seen extensive coverage of my personal relationship with Riesling, a grape that thrives in Ontario’s cold climate and consistently yields a variety of wines, from the oily sweet to the bone-dry, most of which can do no wrong by me. The… 

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Precious Metal Gala 2010

We attended the Precious Metal Gala fundraiser on Tuesday, May 11, in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. It was a night of bikes, leather and female empowerment, inviting all women to take on a number of challenges, earn their stars and be rewarded with a stacked goodie bag upon exit .

Bieber-iffic-liscious-ness!

  The Beacon Herald – Stratfords’s own daily rag– had this headline Saturday (below the fold, mind you): Stratford puts Bieber in the Map. Not just any map but a “Bieber-iffic map”. The map was the idea of Stratford Tourism Alliance.  Launched on Friday, it features a dozen hotspots around town offering fans a glimpse… 

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Salut 2010 – French Toast

www.salutwinefestival.com   The Salut Wine & Food festival came to an end with multiple events happening on Saturday, including a final tribute to French wines at the historic St. Lawrence Hall. This concluding event, French Toast! A Celebration of France, featured wines from various regions, a mix of Malbecs, Champagnes, Bordeaux, Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, and… 

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Salut 2010 – Burgundies of Louis Jadot

www.salutwinefestival.com   Louis Jadot is one of the best-known negociants in Burgundy.  What’s a negociant, you obligingly ask?  Well, it seems that Napoleon insisted that all inheritances be divided equally between children so as French wineries have passed from one generation to the next they have been split to the point where some rows of… 

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Salut 2010 – A Toast to Terroir

www.salutwinefestival.com   Terroir is one of those elusive words, used with passion by winemakers when describing their craft and henceforth bandied about by amateur wine enthusiasts (guilty as charged), with few truly grasping what it means. Take some time to listen to Norm Hardie talk about terroir, and you’ll have some understanding of how important… 

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