Last weekend I had a girls night with some of my best gals culminating in one of the most delicious meals I’ve had out in ages.
We were at Canyon Creek Chophouse in downtown Toronto, and were thrilled to be presented with their local harvest menu, touted as being “87km from pasture to plate”.Read more
Some people say Canadians are born with skates on their feet – for Olympian Joannie Rochette, this statement is almost true. Starting off her skating career at just 22 months old, Rochette said she wasn’t always a star and the path that she took didn’t start with an Olympic dream.
“I didn’t think about the Olympics as my ultimate goal, I set small goals for myself and achieved them step-by-step,” said Rochette.
This is very similar to our Ontario growers who are taking the necessary steps to achieve the ultimate goal of creating a local and sustainable food and wine economy in Ontario.Read more
A few Wednesdays ago, I was walking through the Nathan Phillips Square Farmers’ Market over lunch. I kept seeing people wander by with the most amazing flowers; big beautiful blooms and vibrant colours peeked out from almost every canvas shopping bag – making me and many others smile.Read more
Since the Tour de Greenbelt showcases the beautiful countryside and all it has to offer, I thought it'd be interesting to interview a restaurant in Toronto that takes everything from Ontario's countryside and brings it to the urban public.
It's a rarity to find a restaurant in TO that's 100% dedicated to using local, high quality (organic, free range, etc) ingredients. Cowbell, located at 1564 Queen St West, is one of the few restaurants that is leading the way when it comes to promoting, educating, and serving local food.
Here's my mini-interview with Mark Cutrara, Executive Chef and Owner of Cowbell! Enjoy!Read more
Press release and event details from www.radishesandrhubarb.blogspot.com
Are you concerned about where your food is coming from and what your children are eating? Do movies like Food, Inc. leave you feeling helpless, like you can’t change the direction in which the planet is heading? FRESH The Movie will educate and inspire you, leaving you feeling hopeful – and a little hungry. FRESH is a new film by Ana Joanes, that examines the cost of our industrial food system and offers a practical alternative for how we grow, buy and eat our food.
The Niagara Good Food Far will run consecutive Sundays until October 3, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. located on 4251 King Street in Beamsville, Ontario, showcasing the best in local produce and food products. The fair will feature fresh produce, herbs, organic (and biodynamic) vegetables, farm-fresh eggs, baked goods, local honey, artisanal charcuterie and cheeses, and an opportunity to enjoy grilled fare from a BBQ chef.
This event is a new initiative spearheaded by Jan Campbell-Luxton of De La Terre Bakery in Vineland; Mario Pingue of Niagara Food Specialties in St. David’s (NOTL); and Karen LaVigne, Leader of Slow Food Niagara and one of the “worker bees” at Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery in Beamsville. The trio collaborated to develop a farmers’ market that features Niagara produce and products with the motto, “real food from the people who make it.”Read more
The Mill Street Brewery is a winner! This brewery has won the title of “Canadian Brewery of the Year” at the Canadian Brewing Awards for three straight years! Mill Street Brewery is named after its original location at 55 Mill Street in Toronto’s historic Distillery District, though its brewing productions were moved to Scarborough, Ontario in 2006. Drop by the brewpub to try one of 14 Mill Street beers on draught, including my personal favourite, the Mill Street Organic.Read more
King Brewery is one of the few Decoction Brew houses in existence in Canada, using Old World German techniques, special yeast and a 30-40% longer brewing day to create unique brewed flavours. Located in Nobleton Ontario, King Brewery opened its doors in 2002, and offers three mouthwatering beers: Pilsner, Dark Lager, and the new Pilsbock.
This brewery has got to be good; it’s been around for 23 years! Toronto’s oldest craft brewery has been in business since 1987, brewing a slew of creative beers, right here in the city. From Golden Horseshoe Premium Lager, to Orange Peel Ale and Green Tea Ale, there’s no wonder as to why Great Lakes Brewery has been racking up Ontario and Canadian Brewing Awards since 2000.