Tag Archives: Ontario

Win a Customized Tea Blend!

13 Feb

When Jennifer Commins was a little girl, her grandmother cultivated a tea garden. “She’d take me outside, hand me the scissors and say: ‘go pick something delicious,’” recalls the entrepreneur, who would snip thyme, mint, rosemary or lavender, then return […]

A Race Through Wine Country

7 Feb

People have many reasons for running: To challenge themselves physically and mentally, to raise money for a good cause… to eat and drink as much as they possibly can without exploding. I belong in that last category, and two years […]


12 Dec


This is Stephane Aubin, and I want his Christmas sweater. I also want to show you this cool thing the prop designer and stylist made at Twas the Month Before, a weekend of holiday workshops that ran in November at Deerhurst Resort, in Muskoka, Ontario.

Wild Lunch

15 May

These spring dishes, prepared by Chef Jonathan Gushue of Langdon Hall, in Cambridge, Ontario, were garnished and infused with foraged ingredients that can be found across Canada in woodlands, swamps, fields and even backyards. Charred rhubarb with Chardonnay honey, Jack-by-the-hedge, […]

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 […]

The Singhampton Project

10 May

In a celebration of food, art and nature, Ontario chef-farmer Michael Stadtlander (left) recently joined forces with Parisian landscape artist Jean Paul Ganem (right) to create the Singhampton Project. The duo have planted seven gardens in the forests, meadows and hills of Eigensinn […]