Archive | September, 2012

Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas and Pancetta

13 Sep

I have a real soft spot for Prince Edward County with its white sand dunes, honour system farmer stands and tiny churches peeping up between the vineyards, so I was thrilled to to go there and take a gnocchi- and risotto-making class with chef and cookbook author Cynthia Peters at From the Farm Cooking School.

A Kayaking and Picnic Adventure

12 Sep

Just before school went back, my son and I spent an evening kayaking and picnicking with the Culinary Adventure Company, whose motto is “adrenaline for foodies.” Even though we live in Toronto, we got to see sides of the city we never knew existed.

The CN Tower’s 360 Restaurant and Edge Walk

12 Sep

This week I’m judging the Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance (OCTA) Awards, so I’ve been trying some fantastic activities that were finalists in the Culinary Tourism Experience category. Perhaps the most surprising on this list is the CN Tower–who knew it […]

I Hate Ragweed!

6 Sep

I’ve been walking up and down my street in horror lately: in every other garden ragweed has taken root. If you see this villain lurking among your own shrubs and flowers, please hack it down! I developed an allergy to […]