Hot & Spicy Fest

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This Labour Day Weekend Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre will be home to the Hot and Spicy Food Festival, a four-day event starting Friday Sept 4th and winding down on Sunday.

Toronto’s famous culinary and cultural diversity will be front and centre, with cuisine from all over the world on hand. Local and international chefs will be dishing out extraordinary food, and educators, farmers artists and musicians are all part of the festivities. And the price of admission? Totally free! Continue »



Stone Fruit Season

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The Niagara region boasts some of the most arable land in North America, with its temperate climate and long growing season, rich soils and terroir perfect for orchards of almost any description. Indeed, the fruit that comes from this region -including the famous vineyards that have really put this area and its wines on the map- is a scant sixty minutes from our doorstep. To not take advantage of this amazing bounty is as egregious an oversight as living in Niagara Falls without ever having seen, well, the Falls. Continue »



TAIWANfest Is Back!

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This is a great time to live in Toronto, with food festivals and cultural celebrations occurring just about every week. And this coming weekend,  starting Friday August 28 and winding down on Sunday, TAIWANfest will bring all facets of Taiwanese culture to Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre.

“Jia Ba Buei?” in Taiwanese means “Have you eaten yet?” It is the equivalent of “How are you?” in English and is one of the most commonly-used greetings you will hear in Taiwan. Making sure your friends or guests are not hungry is not only an important social etiquette but also shows the hospitable nature of Taiwanese people.”-Asian Canadian Special EventsAssociation 

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Toronto’s Coconut Festival Is This Weekend

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This coming Sunday, August 23, David Pecaut Square will be rockin’ and rollin’ with coconuts. Produced by Coconut Festival Canada, the second annual Coconut Festival promises to reveal everything you always wanted to know about coconuts but were afraid to ask; the multitude of culinary uses as well as the myriad of health benefits that this most remarkable fruit (or more technically, “drupe”) possesses.

“Our goal is to educate consumers about the simplicity of natural lifestyle and how coconuts can contribute to that in your day-to-day healthy living, preventing sickness and diseases,” says founder Anne Josef. Continue »



Cocktails For Rogers Cup Weekend

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Did you know that after Wimbledon and the US Open the Rogers Cup is the third oldest tennis tournament in the world? Lucky us, the amazing tennis tourney is back in Toronto and the finals are this weekend. If you can’t make it courtside we thought we’d share some recipes from Rogers Cup sponsor Bacardi so you can whip up a few cocktails and catch the games on the small screen. Continue »