EAT & DRINK

LEARN HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PAELLA AT PIMENTON

Paella at Pimenton toronto

When it comes to making paella the recipes are endless. The dish isn’t difficult to make, but its the list of ingredients that can be intimating. A good recipe to work with is a great starting point, from there you can change it up to your taste. I recently had the opportunity to learn how…

SUMMER DAYS – DONNA HAY’S MAGAZINE FOR IPAD

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  I have really enjoyed using the iPad when trying out new recipes.  I can view the ingredient portions and steps for the recipes.  Another plus is I can enlarge everything on my screen when needed. Which brings me to one of my favourite cookbook authors, Donna Hay.  Her recipes focus on basic ingredients and simple…

THIERRY PATISSERIE CAFE IN VANCOUVER

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Its very uncommon for me to have a meal that doesn’t end with a dessert. I like my sweets, even if it’s just a small treat, like chocolate or a drink. On this day I happened to stop by Thierry Café. The weather was nice so I opted to sit out on the patio on…

GENERAL TSO’S CHICKEN

General Tso's Chicken

I am a total “foodgawkerholic”!  There are so many pictures of different foods that I find myself browsing for hours. I recently came across Appetite for China General Tso Chicken and it seemed simple enough, so I decided to try it out. I was happy to find that I already had most of the ingredients…

DAVIDsTEA EXPERIENCE

DAVIDS TEA

Growing up, tea was a staple with every meal.  We drank mostly black tea with lemon and sugar.  It wasn’t until my family moved to multicultural place like Canada that I got a chance to see many of the different teas differet cultures had to offer.  Fruity teas, Green tea, Ginger tea, even Bubble tea.…

FISHERMEN CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT IN SCARBOROUGH

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The Fisherman Club House is a true hidden gem we only recently discovered.  We’d been hearing about this place from friends and family, and eventhough it’s been open for the past 10 years, we’ve never got around to trying it.  The menu had all sorts of traditional chinese dishes, but the specialty here was definitely…

SLEEK AND PORTABLE LIBRE TEA “LOOSE TEA” GLASS

Libre Tea glass

Since I recently discovered DAVIDsTEA, I’ve been looking try many of their different flavours of loose leaf teas. Any fans of loose leaf teas know they aren’t the most practical option if you’re constantly on the go. The Libre Tea Glass was exactly what I needed. It’s functional, sleek, portable, easy to use design allows…

THE JUICE TRUCK IN GASTOWN VANCOUVER

The Juice Truck

Being a huge fan of juices and smoothies, I had to check out the only juice truck in Vancouver.  Located in Gastown, The Juice Turck was fouded by Zach Beman and Ryan Slater – 2 cool dudes I must add!  They source local produce and use cold pressing production technique to preserve the nautral flavours. The…

ROLI ROTI FOOD TRUCK IN SAN FRANCISCO

Roli Roti - Porchetta Sandwich

A dozen food trucks surround The Ferry Building in San Francisco offering many innovative local street food choices. One to leave an impression is the moblie rotisserie truck Roti Roti.  They specialize in rotisserie chicken and are well know for their Porchetta Sandwich. Here is how they put together the Porchetta Sandwich The end result: Roli…