Chopped Canada Season 3, Episode 11: Spicy Maple Creme Halibut and Fennel Salad

The mandatory ingredients for episode 11 weren’t all that difficult – especially the main course.  Halibut, maple sandwich cookies, baby fennel and aji pepper paste.  I like halibut and I like maple, so why not create a sauce out of… Continue Reading

Summerlicious 2015: Reservations Open Today

Many old favourites are back, including Trevor Kitchen + Bar, La Société, Sassafraz and One.  Lee and Bent are also on the list, Luckee is not.  Also missing is the restaurant at the Drake Hotel.  Perhaps they’re just sitting this… Continue Reading

Freekeh Out Over a New Salad at Aroma!

From delicious breakfast items like shakshuka (I had my first there!) to soups (always comes with delicious baked-in-store bread), sandwiches and salads to their wide range of caffeinated drinks and pastries, Aroma Espresso Bar is one of my favourite places… Continue Reading

Gluten-Free? You Can STILL Have Frozen Breaded Fish!

Canadian seafood provider, Toppits, has just launched its gluten-free line of breaded fish which I recently had the chance of trying at a luncheon, courtesy of High View Communications.  Currently, there are three in the line, black pepper cod, lightly… Continue Reading

Ten Spa at the Fort Garry Hotel: A World-Class Day Spa in Winnipeg

As a former resident of the city, I’ve heard ‘em all – all the wisecracks referring to “Winter-peg”, “Mani-snow-ba” and other witticisms that allude to the city’s chilly temperatures. Indeed, Winnipeg’s blistering cold weather was immortalized in the 1992 song,… Continue Reading

Yes to Fresh: Downtown Toronto Lunch Spot

Yes to Fresh, a not-so-fast food place on King and Jarvis is a mix between Freshii and Sandwich Box.  The menu features sandwiches, salads as well as rice or noodle bowls and diners can pick what they want with their… Continue Reading