1st of its kind in Canada! Authentic Chirashi at Shari Restaurant

What’s Chirashi?ย  It’s okay I hadn’t heard of it either before being invited to Shari Restaurant‘s Media Event. It’s a Japanese dish that means “scattered”. Essentially Chirashi is a rice bowl topped with fish, vegetables, and other ingredients of the Chef’s choosing. At Shari Restaurant, Chef Jackie Lin has perfected the art of creating the…

Introducing Infuse Cafe Bar Toronto!

Infuse Cafe Bar uses a simple yet powerful invention to revolutionize your tea experience: Reverse Atmospheric Infusion. The infusion process is enhanced by this latest technology and results in unmatched deep and layered flavour profiles. Infuse Cafe Bar proudly uses organic and fair trade ingredients to craft their unique tea-infused cocktails. I recently attended a…

Deerhurst Resort Review-Travel Blog

  My husband was a presenter at this year’s OPA Conference, so Elowyn and I came along and we made it a family adventure to remember! The conference was held at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville Ontario. The resort has fantastic programming for children year-round and offers luxurious amenities. It’s about a 2.5 hour drive from…

Algonquin Park-Hardwood Lookout Trail 1km

The Hardwood Lookout Trail is a short 1km loop that takes you through a typical Algonquin hardwood forest and culminates in a breathtaking view of Smoke Lake and the surrounding maple hills. We did this trail after the challenging Mizzy Lake trail and were very happy we didn’t let a little thing like fatigue stop…

Algonquin Park: Mizzy Lake Trail 11km

The Mizzy Lake Trail begins at Arowhon Road, 15km in from the West Gate of Algonquin Park. Mizzy Lake is one of your best chances to see wildlife in the park, particularly moose and beaver. It’s an 11km loop with an optional 2km side trip to view bear nests (they are up on living Beech…

Canteen Vegetarian Menu Review

    O&B Canteen is a vibrant restaurant located in the heart of Torontoโ€™s Entertainment District; it has an upscale casual atmosphere and features a Grab & Go counter. I had the pleasure of trying Canteen’s vegetarian menu at a recent media-event. The weather was cooperating and we were able to enjoy the lovely patio…

Global Chef Canada Fundraiser a Success!

I’m happy to report that Team Canada will be competingย in the upcoming World Chefs Global Chef Challenge this July in Malaysia! They were able to raise the 10k needed to cover their competition expenses. Thank you to everyone who helped make their culinary dreams a reality! I recently went behind the scenes with Chef Rahil…