Baby it’s cold outside! How to prep for that winter trip

Are you travelling this winter? Perhaps you’ve decided to visit one of the top ten travel destinations. The winter travel season is one of the busiest, especially between December 20 and January 8. So, to ensure that you’re travelling is smooth and uneventful, I’m passing on these time-saving tips.   Check flight status online Most airlines offer some version of…

Making the most out of your Canada Day Travel

Summer is once again synonymous with holidays for Canadians. What are you plans? CAA recently conducted a survey among its members in Quebec that revealed 69% of respondents will take vacations this summer, compared with 63% of those interviewed in 2012. Vacation times also seem to be getting longer, with 35% of respondents saying they expect to take two weeks,…

10 deep-fried treats from around the world

If the same old doughnuts don’t float your boat, try one of these deep-fried treats from far afield. Fánk (Hungary) A sweet doughnut made from the usual ingredients with one addition: rum. Yes, rum. The final result is an extremely light pastry delicious with powdered sugar and lekvár, a thick Hungarian jam. Knieküchle (Germany) Aka “knee fritters.” Legend says bakers…

5 hearty recipes that’ll keep you warm this winter

Cold weather calls for a different dinner menu than the light, airy foods of summer (and the seasonal dishes of fall). Now we’re looking for something hearty – heavier on the protein and carbs, maybe with a little bit of spice – to give our bodies the energy needed to stay warm in the winter chill. Try these twists on…

The Complete List of Taste Canada’s 2016 Award-Winning Culinary Books

  Taste Canada (Les Lauréats des Saveurs du Canada) held their 2016 Awards Gala on November 14th, 2016 at the Arcadian Court in Toronto. Hosted by Mary Ito, CBC radio personality and former host of Fresh Air, the Gala recognized 22 of Canada’s world-class culinary writers. These writers were picked from 148 submissions (96 books and 52 food blogs) as…