Mira Restaurant – Bringing a taste of Peru to Toronto

If I was a betting girl, I would say that the next food trend to hit Toronto is going to be Peruvian food.  Not only have I been seeing small pop ups featuring this eclectic cuisine, but some bigger restaurants have also been hitting the scene recently.  More specifically, the trend seems to be focused…

Recreating the Gusto 101 Cavolo Nero Salad

I love making salads at home because it’s a super easy way to get vegetables into my diet and for me, a good salad with a side of protein is the perfect meal.  But who can eat the same salad every day right? Gusto 101 is one of my favourite restaurants in the city and…

Medellin, Colombia

In my head I know that Winter only lasts a few months, but after the haze and flurry of Christmas it feels like a lifetime before we get to have sunny warm days again.  If I can get my act together, I usually try and plan a little getaway between January and March so I…

Mushroom Risotto

Risotto might actually be one of my favourite foods.  Mushroom risotto to be specific.  There’s just something about the creamy, peppery, earthy flavours that makes it the perfect comfort food.  It’s no coincidence that you will find risotto in my regular dinner rotation this season especially with these sub-zero temperatures. I first tried this recipe…

Diner En Blanc 2017

You’ve definitely seen the photos.  Dinner at dusk, long white tables with drinks, food and ornate center pieces, beautiful people dressed in their best, crispiest white attire, twinkling sparklers and dancing under the moonlight. Who wouldn’t want to be one of the lucky ones to be invited to an event like that right?  So, when…

Cafe Cancan Happy Hour

I’m not really sure if summer in Toronto is ever going to make an appearance.  This year I purchased an ACTUAL rain coat because I just couldn’t deal with another day of getting soaked in the rain.  With all this grey and gloominess on the outside, and maybe a little on my insides, I needed…

La Palma

Dundas West might slowly be becoming one of my favourite areas of the city.  It’s unassuming, chilled out, unpretentious and home to some of my favourite cocktail bars. The only thing I would change is their weekend opening hours.  How is a girl supposed to get day drunk if you only open at 6!? I…