Food&travel journalist/editor, content marketer, recipe developer based in Toronto (know it & surrounding areas well). Latin American food specialist. Fluent Spanish speaker. Seeker of deliciousness.
Everywhere we go on this trip, from local pubs to big-name chef-owned restaurants, Quebec-made and -distilled gin has been featured prominently on the menu. It seems that we’ve found the well-spring.
Sobeys on Instagram: “No cookie cutter flavour here! Celebrate the first day of summer with our new Compliments Creme Cookies. Which will you try first?”
Product video- new cookies for Sobeys. Came up with the idea of stop motion to delve into each cookies' flavour profiles.
Ideas to streamline summer meals + a recipe to help. We’re all about being intentional with your time so you can spend it with those you love; fueled by quality sleep.
Everyone wants to grab on to summer with both hands. It’s a chance to spend time outside with loved ones, enjoy the sunshine, jump in a pool, relax and take it easy.
This summer, consider going a step further, aiming to live intentionally. Focus on things that matter, like biking with the kids, instead of things no one remember...
A mosaic of tropical, sun-drenched tones greets visitors wandering the labyrinthine streets of the Caribbean city of Cartagena in Colombia. The UNESCO-designated walled old town, packed with amber yellow historic buildings, dates back to the colonial era in the 16th century. Today, the old city in Cartagena retains clear connections to the most iconic Colombian symbols. Amongst them, and arguably the most emblematic, are the “palenqueras,” who wear vibrant ruffled dresses and carry bowls of tropical fruit.
Sobeys on Instagram: “Cheers to doing your gut some good! @risekombucha’s ecologically-sound, socially-conscious and oh-so-delicious kombucha will surely hit the…”
Digital first, social micro-video for Sobeys (Canada's second largest national grocer) in support of Rise Kombucha.
The deluge of data in the information age can be hard to keep up with, including emails, your kid’s school assignments, and your social media feeds.
The answer may lie with digitally detoxing, even for short bursts, so you can reset when you need it most.
Elenna Mosoff, a certified life and leadership coach who is a digital addictions expert, believes taking simple breaks from the digital world can clear the mental cobwebs and give you the time and space to better care of yourself, your relat...
Italian-born chefs serve regional dishes as varied as their country of origin at the best Italian restaurants in Toronto
Once upon a time, the best Italian restaurants in Toronto used to be… generic. Hybrid dishes like spaghetti and meatballs dominated the gastronomical scene, alongside fluffy, North-Americanized pizzas. To get a taste of "home," older Italian men would gather in neighborhood Italian bakeries to sip on espresso and frothy cappuccinos. Back then, these were considered exotic c...
Vegan chef Doug McNish bends over his station, chopping vegetables, nuts and seeds. His short-sleeved chef’s whites reveal the word “vegan” tattooed on his right inner forearm. A cornucopia of fruits and vegetables — corn, radicchio, beets, and artichokes — climb up his left arm like a fertile garden vine. “I got them because of my love for my job and what I do,” says McNish.
He also got them because adopting a vegan lifestyle changed his life, he says. The 27-year-old Toronto-based chef lost...
Toronto is a city that loves a good loaf of burnished bronze , crusty bread as much as a shatteringly crisp-on-the-outside, tender-on-the-inside macaron. And its citizens all have their favorite bakeries for different items. This city’s best are many—too many to rattle off as a top five. Instead, we offer you a list of some of our favorites, categorized by what they do best.
Buttery, flaky, with a bit of crackle on the crust and tender, not soggy or dry, in the middle. If that’s yo...
Ask a chef what their favourite culinary “secret weapons” are, and you may hear of a magical marinade that takes proteins and vegetables to new heights. We’ve informally surveyed chefs and caterers about what’s new on the marinade front and found that, while some like it hot, others want a seriously savoury boost.
The guajillo chile is a favourite in Mexico, due to a tangy sweetness some say tastes of dried cranberries. The dried chiles can be rehydrated and used in a guajillo ...
Part of Panel discussing: Toronto is home to a dynamic culinary scene, with several of the city’s restaurants and chefs receiving international acclaim. But whose voices and experiences are we centering in this growing foodie culture? While women make up close to 50% of all restaurant workers, only 20% are chefs and, glaringly, only 6% are head chefs. For female chefs of colour, the numbers are even lower. How could this be in a city with a motto of “Diversity Our Strength”?
Sobeys on Instagram: “Think outside the bouquet this Mother’s Day! Show mom your love with DIY gifts, like this Floral Teacup. Get more inspiration via link in…”
Ask was to promote Mother's Day without food. I suggested these tea cup mini centre-pieces using flowers from the grocery store's floral department. Ideated and created concept with team.
A large coffee and a muffin on the go is the breakfast of choice for many folks in a hurry. But by mid-morning, that choice may make you feel energy-less. The caffeine buzz is gone, the carb and sugar high has worn off, and you’re thinking, “When’s lunch!?”
Break the cycle and boost your energy with these easy-to-make, tasty and portable breakfast ideas.