Tune in to Apartment613 Live every Thursday at 5pm on CHUO 89.1 FM. If you missed it, you can catch this week’s show using the handy Soundcloud widget below. And remember to subscribe to the podcast version of the show on iTunes. Trevor held it down by himself in the studio this week, but Chris called in an interview [...]
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Monocle recently took a look at some of the world’s best urban farming projects.
Monocle’s favourite cities combine small-scale neighbourhoods with green spaces, but not all cities were built with the right foundations for future growth and sustainability. We champion four urban innovators who see potential in derelict spaces and find creative approaches to make some of the worlds more challenging neighbourhoods bloom into richer and more pleasant places to stay.
A couple of years ago the hubs spotted orzo at the grocery store and bought it on a whim to try out, he’s crazy like that. Neither one of knew what to do with it so I made him come up with a recipe himself. He played around with one, that I posted here and [Read On]
As a kid, when I asked my parents what we had to drink with dinner, more often than not, they replied with, “Sink-cola.” Get it? Sink-cola. In other words, water. At the time, I was more than annoyed by this [...]
Look what I found in my garden today! My absolute favourite part of summer, I swear. The smell and taste of raspberries is full of emotion for me, it instantly transports me back to my grandparents’ house, where raspberries filled [...]
Most schools have a nut-free policy, meaning we can send our kiddos off to school with even the slightest trace of a nut in their lunch pail. So during Summer vacation I like to indulge the kids in their favourite nutty recipes that include peanut butt…
Toronto’s Somali community has been having a difficult time in the press lately, but a Rexdale restaurant provides an eloquent rebuttal.
If your only information about Toronto’s Somali population comes from the news media, you could easily come to believe that the community is comprised entirely of drug-dealing, gun-toting thugs. A visit to Dabagoye, a Somali restaurant located a few streets over from the infamous Rexdale house where Rob Ford is believed to have posed in [...]
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Toronto’s food trucks will finally have some City-sanctioned places to cool their wheels.
Global reports that a new pilot project will allow food trucks to operate in five City parks. This is a big deal for food truck owners because, until now, City regulations have restricted them to special events and private property—though even private property isn’t always permissible, as some owners found out last year. This pilot [...]
There is an obsession with Toronto and food. We LOVE eating out and what’s not to love? There’s every imaginable cuisine available. We were excited (seriously excited) when the Ramen craze started a few years back and then Momofuku opened [...]
* It turns out cows hate the heat; and as we know, our planet is getting hotter. To read more about how climate change is affecting cows, and what farmers are trying to do about it, go to LancasterOnline.com: Comfy Cows, as temperatures rise, Lancaster…
Emilia Romagna: Home to Pavarotti, Enzo Ferarri, Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Ducati brothers and the artist Parmigianino. It’s the land of Parmesan Cheese and Balsamic vinegar, it’s also the gastronomical capital of the country. There are so many reasons to love Emilia Romagna, you may never want to leave. It’s funny because before visiting this province in the North of Italy, we didn’t even know it existed.
When visiting Italy, often times people are a little disheartened. They’re searching for that romantic Italy seen in the movies, and expect the locals to welcome them with open arms. What they end up getting are masses of tourists at each destination elbowing each other for a decent photograph and cheap pasta being served at crowded restaurants being served by annoyed wait staff. Seriously,
Tamalitos Un poema para cocinar/A Cooking Poem (Bilingual Cooking Poems)
(CAN, JP, US, INT)
Written by: Jorge Argueta
Illustrated by: Domi
Translated by: Elisa Amado
Published by: Groundwood Books
Published on: August 1, 2013
Science is awesome. It explains how birds can fly, why the sky is blue, and how gravity works. However, you can also use science to perfect the tiny details of your everyday life—from sleeping better to working smarter and even cooking better food. Here are 10 ways sciences teaches us how to improve our daily lives.
Last week I shared with you one of my dream beach destinations, the whimsical Cape Cod! And while Massachusetts is The Bay State, and offers a variety of seafood delights from their coasts and inland waterways, that’s not food my family enjoys. I’ve been looking on the MassVacation.com website for other tasty treats our family would love to [Read On]
As a busy mom on the go, planning trips, outings, places to visit this summer. It’s important that when I pack a lunch and snacks to take along on our family adventures, the snacks are nutritious and have value to them. Milk Unleashed is a great way to help the kids and us stay [...]
There’s something dream-like about a picnic where everyone is dressed in white, sitting under a summer sun. And it’s precisely this appeal that drew the organizers of Picnic En Blanc to bring this worldwide phenomenon to Ottawa – the idea of mixing food, fun and summer fashions was too good to pass up. So, on [...]
New post. Mommy Moment is owned by Jody Arsenault, from Manitoba, Canada.
I have written in this space on previous occasions, about how thrifty I am with my grocery shopping and meal preparation for my family. Well this recipe takes my frugal eye, to a whole new level, as every single ingredient that was not already on my pantry shelf, had a 50% off fluorescent pink [...]
Before we travelled to Italy, we really didn’t know the difference between gelato and ice cream. We thought it was simply the Italian word for ice cream. Gasp! Don’t ever say that to an Italian. Gelato is very different from ice cream and if you have ever been to Italy, you will agree. But how do you know a good gelato from a bad gelato? Well, just outside of Bologna, you will find one of the largest gelato equipment manufacturers in the world. Carpigiani Gelato not only sells quality gelato machines, they also offer courses to the people who buy them. And here we thought all gelato was made by hand.
If you love Gelato, this tour may intrigue you. A short half hour bus ride (€2) from
Summers are so amazing in the city! Toronto is that kind of city where you can hop on public transit and spend a few hours exploring different cultures and feel like you’ve been transplanted to somewhere away from the concrete [...]
My kids love Peanut Butter, but through the school year I leave it out of all of our baking so I can send the snacks to school for the kids. When summer vacation roles around, it’s a Nut free-for-all and everything from peanuts to walnuts to pecans and almonds all go back into our treats! [Read On]
Staying in Bologna for three weeks allowed us to truly experience Italy like a local. Located in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, Bologna is an ideal city to base yourself when travelling around the central region of the country. It has that authentic feel that you may not find in places like Venice or Florence. A university town filled with history, this is one hopping destination with so much to do, you’ll want to make sure that your Italy itinerary includes a couple of days to properly explore this ancient yown. What makes Bologna even more appealing is how affordable it is. This is a place that doesn’t charge you more if you decide to sit down for your coffee. Bologna welcomes you into it’s heart
Read the original post The Best of Bologna, 10 Must Do’s to Enjoy your Stay on Adventure Travel blog for Couples | The Planet D.
First this happened: I’m at the Farmer’s market and purchase some garlic scapes and fresh peas. Not because I needed them but because they just looked so pretty. Garlic scapes are the green stalks of garlic plants. The next day this [...]
I’m parched! I’m constantly thirsty, no matter what I’m doing and yes I drink water by the bucket loads. Yet sometimes I want something frothy, fizzy, soothing, relaxing, slurpee. Here are the top drinks and deals to help Quench your thirst this summer! Frappes My favorite Vanilla Chai Tea. I know lots of people… [read more]
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Question: If you got a group of 14 super-cool, diverse women together, what do you think is the one thing you could guarantee they’d all be interested in? Porn. Food porn, that is. And that is exactly what happened over [...]
A tour company offers a weekly excursion into the more bacony corners of Toronto’s culinary scene.
To say that “When Pigs Fry“—the latest and tastiest addition to Toronto Urban Adventures‘ tour offerings—is simply a bacon tour would sell it short. There’s definitely bacon (sweet and savoury, fried to crispy perfection), but there’s also so much more. As guide Jason Kucherawy eloquently said as Sunday’s tour began (the tour is offered weekly), [...]