Bucket Of Cherries

July and August are the months when Toronto’s farmers’ markets come alive.  We’re offered a truly broad spectrum of fruits and vegetables that go well beyond the herbs and spinach of May or the monotonous squash and onions of October.  Following closely behind strawberries and peaches, cherries are my favourite seasonal, local fruit.

El Gastronomo Vagabundo

www.elgastro.com   Following the concept of the successful gourmet food truck scene in LA, El Gastronomo Vagabundo recently launched at Flat Rock Cellars Winery in Jordan. It’s the first of its kind in this province, unlike any other food truck you may have encountered previously. No french fries, burgers, or hotdogs. Local ingredients the key… 

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Brick Works Photo Essay Pt1

ebw.evergreen.ca   Recently I asked a few local bloggers to help document the expanding culture at the Brick Works. This is the first part in a series of photo essays that will give you an idea of what to expect at the Evergreen complex. Part 1 was documented during the Saturday market…

MAC Typography Art

MAC stands for Make-up Art Cosmetics and even though primarily they’re known as a cosmetics brand, they’ve always kept the art part of their name as an important part of their brand. Afterall, make-up is art. Make-up artists use brushes and their fingers to smear, blend, paint and create shapes on skin…

Nadège Pâtisserie

www.nadege-patisserie.com   It may be just over a year old but already Nadège Pâtisserie is the talk of Toronto. The clean, modern space on the east edge of Trinity Bellwoods Park is the culinary offspring of Nadège and her husband Morgan who spent 4 months transforming a photography studio into a pastry shop. 

Wine Wednesday – Fielding Estates Pinot Noir 2008

Fielding Estates Winery Pinot Noir 2008$25.15, Available from winery at www.fieldingwines.com Fielding Estate Winery is one of our favourite places to send friends in Niagara. Located on the Beamsville Bench, with a thrilling view of Lake Ontario, we love the cottage-like feel of the tasting room space, right down to the iconic Muskoka chairs on… 

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Spice Safar

www.spicesafar.com   Spice Safar, the ever-evolving eclectic café and lounge, recently launched two additional components to lure in the cosmopolitan King West crowd. A quaint patio that snakes through the adjacent alleyway and a Parisian influenced brunch menu to go with it.