New Running Program for Kids

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Summer vacation is officially on! Does that mean the rugrats are holed up inside playing Halo or are they out in the sun running around? It can be shockingly hard to encourage some kids to go out and play, beautiful sunny days sometimes can’t hold a candle (see what I did there?) to that addictive PlayStation. As parents you must fight this and not raise up a generation of zombies raised on Minecraft and Grand Theft Auto. Our suggestion? Check out this new running series that starts in Ontario this summer. Continue »



Greek Meatballs & Stuffed Eggplant

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We’re big fans of Christine Cushing’s line of tomato sauces, roasted peppers and bold Greek olive oils. She’s doing a tasting of her products tonight at the Drake Hotel. She’ll be serving up juicy Greek meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce, eggplant stuffed with manouri cheese and she’ll be also be offering a tasting of those delicious olive oils. It’s all free and it starts at 8pm.

We caught up with Christine for a quick interview about Greek cuisine… Continue »



Summer Fun in Toronto

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While it is still officially spring, it sure feels like summer and the beautiful weather means that so many outdoor events will be happening across the city. We recently shared an interview with the Halal Food Festival and that got us looking into what else might be happening around Toronto in the coming months. Here’s our roundup of some of the best: Continue »



North America’s Largest Halal Food Festival

logo   Takes place right here in Toronto. Coming this May 30-31st from 10-8pm at the International Centre, get your tickets now to get in on all the Halal goodness!

Notable dishes from this year’s Halal Food Festival vendors include:

  • The Holy Poutine (Spanish fries made with in-house halal chorizo, Spanish olives and other Spanish inspired ingredients from The Holy Grill, a halal food truck launched by Toronto chef Aleem Syed)

  • Jerk Fried Chicken and Belgian Waffle S’mores from Chef’s Life, sponsored by Sargent Farms

  • The halal Lollypop Juicy Lucy from Burger Factory  

We spoke with Salima Jivraj, the festival’s organizer, about what we can look forward to at this year’s festival. Read on to find out how you can win a pack of four tickets…

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2015 Canadian Cheese Grand Prix Winners

 

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Canadian cheesemakers have moved well beyond processed cheddar.

 

We are so proud of the way this country’s cheese scene is growing. Our cheese selection at the store is a big place of pride, to see so many varied Ontario cheeses when we used to just be known for cheddar is a thrill. The winners of the 2015 CCGP have been announced and from the winner’s list here are some of our favourite cheeses in the country… Continue »