Spring break staycation


Spring break is around the corner and you may be thinking of what to do for fun with your family. A lot of people are also tight on budgets this year, which is why before we put any plans in place, we decided to compare motorhome quotes first, as the idea of staying indoors sounded … Continue reading Spring break staycation

Tips on making homemade Gelato


          I have been making my own Gelato from scratch since last summer. It is a two-day labor-intensive but very rewarding process.  I have a new appreciation for it now that I am making my own. First thing I learned was Gelato is relatively healthier than ice-cream. Whereas ice-cream is made with 100% cream, Gelato … Continue reading Tips on making homemade Gelato

Declaring my love for Gelato


Revealing my secret today-I have always had a thing for Gelato! To me, it is better than ice cream. It tastes softer, creamier and richer in flavor. Moreover, some of my favorite flavors – pistachio, hazelnut, mango, fig – are more readily available in Gelato, than ice cream. This quest for Gelato has taken me … Continue reading Declaring my love for Gelato

Chateau du Sucheta


On March 20, my neighbor Daniel Sklar wrote: Sucheta served a lovingly prepared three-course meal for four.  She began the evening with an aperitif of red wine.  Her husband, Dipak, served as sommelier.  She expertly had on hand a nicely chilled non-alcoholic cold duck (a type of sparkling wine made from burgundy and champagne) for … Continue reading Chateau du Sucheta

Contiki Get on the Bus Contest


If you are on Facebook, you must vote for the “Go Eat Give” bus. My girlfriends and I have entered to win a trip to Asia (Thailand, Laos and Cambodia) worth $25,000 sponsored by Contiki. If we win, we will connect people, places and palates! Our mission is to explore cultures by connecting with the locals, learning, … Continue reading Contiki Get on the Bus Contest

Cooking Fusion in your home


In my attempt to stimulate your global palette, this is the second post in a series of Fusion cooking.  These are just some tips that will veer your creativity in the right direction. Keep in mind, there are unlimited possibilities in terms of what you can do yourself!   Trick #2 : Play with spices … Continue reading Cooking Fusion in your home

Upscale burgers at Oliver & Bonacini


Oliver & Bonacini has a few restaurants spread around the metro Toronto area that range from casual affordable to super fine dining where celebrities have been spotted. The restaurants are the creation of celebrity chefs, Peter Oliver and Michael Bonacini. I had lunch at Oliver & Bonacini Café Grill in Oakville but they have other … Continue reading Upscale burgers at Oliver & Bonacini

A break at the Krepesz Café


Krepesz Café is a charming little café located in the eclectic Kensington market in Toronto. Whether you want to grab a bite before setting out for a shopping spree or take a coffee break during your finds, this Hungarian themed coffee shop will not disappoint you. The interior feels like a lounge with interesting murals, … Continue reading A break at the Krepesz Café