Nella Cucina

www.nellacucina.ca   Walking into the Bathurst Street location of Nella Cucina is like walking into an Aladdin’s Cave for foodies. You will find everything you could possibly need for your kitchen and I challenge you to walk out of empty handed!

Lunching With Lauren – Kale Eatery

Kale Eatery2366 Yonge Street416-792-5253www.kaleeatery.comMonday-Friday: 11 AM – 8 PMSaturday: 11 AM – 7 PM Yonge and Eglinton is not a part of town that is on everyone’s radar, nor is it renowned as a culinary hotbed in Toronto, but it is still one of the most densely populated areas in city. With a few office… 

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Wine Wednesday – Tawse Sketches Riesling 2009

Tawse Winery Sketches of Niagara Riesling 2009$ 17.95, LCBO VINTAGES 89029, www.tawsewinery.ca We’ve reached the so-called “dog days” of summer in Southern Ontario, with humidity pervading the air and smog hanging over us, and daily high temperatures hovering over the 30 degree mark – conditions that scream for refreshing beverages. It’s easy to run for… 

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Riesling Week – Fielding 2008

Today’s riesling comes from a winery that has won numerous awards for its wines. Located in the Beamsville bench, Fielding Estate’s 2007 Riesling won Gold at the 2008 Canadian Wine Awards and this wine is its successor. Winemaker Richie Roberts has crafted a fruit forward riesling with a friendly amount of acidity and plenty of… 

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Night it up 2010

The Asian Market aka Night it up 2010 was in full swing at Metro Square as I worked my way through he crowd last night. Plenty of energetic souls took in the food, music and sports. The two day event plays homage to night markets prevalent in South East Asia.  It’s a wild attack on… 

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Learning about Tea

I stem from one of those great tea-drinking cultures – the Russians. While we didn’t have a samovar at home, we each had our own teapot. I can remember many evenings preparing a tray with a steaming pot, favourite cup and honey and lemon to take up to my room. It would keep me going… 

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