Not Your Mama\'s Mustard: Whisky and Spice

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Carly Mcleod
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Any foodie knows that sauces and ingredients can make or break a dish, and that you must choose them wisely. You have to ride the fine line between packing too much punch or risk not living up to the hype. And just like us fat girls, you want something a little more complex, and filled with unique flavours. Enter Whisky and Spice Mustards from Toronto, Ontario. Dan Gordon, the fellow behind Whisky and Spice, has found the way to incorporate…

[CONTEST] Gettin’ playful with the Everything to do with Sex Show

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Ama Scriver

The 2014 Everything to do with Sex Show is just around the corner (happening October 24-26, 2014 at the Direct Energy Centre.  Have you ever wanted to explore your kinks or deepest fantasies in a safe and open space or just wanted to pick up a new dildo?  Well, this is the show for you! The show weekend is filled with everything your heart could possibly imagine. From toys and accessories, and swings you won’t find at your average Toronto park – the…

Rustichella d’Abruzzo in NYC

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Amanda Spinoza
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In a world where everything is about bigger, better, and faster, one thing that has remained the same since the beginning of time is pasta. Sure, there have been dozens of new shapes, sizes, pairings, colors and flavours, yet the constant seems to be the dreaded cooking time. If you’re anything like me, you stare at the water waiting for it to boil. Al dente perfection in eleven to twelve minutes? I might die of starvation by then. Don’t get…

Shy Girl’s Guide to Leaning In

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Almost two years ago, I somehow managed to land my first full-time corporate job. My illustrious burrito rolling and freelance blogging background did not feel like enough of a foundation, so I viewed this new job through a lens of extreme anxiety. I felt like the kid coming to school with her mittens on strings. My shortcomings were painfully apparent. My propensity for shyness and cynicism around new people compounded this insecurity: not only was I a fraud, but my…


#WomenCrushWednsday – Frostine Shake

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Amarina Norris

When I first saw Frostine Shake, her photos were sweeping across the body positive pages of Tumblr.  She had the best hair colour I have ever seen (the minty/anti-freeze shown here) and she was standing en pointe, her ballet shoes laced up to her calves. I hadn’t seen anyone of her size in the six years that I was the fat kid in my ballet class, eventually quitting when we were to start our pointe lessons because I didn’t think…


Cooking Burgers With Beer At The Works

10 Oct, 2014  |  by rochellelatinsky

The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro has been making headway into their planned nationwide expansion, with more than 20 restaurants throughout Ontario and one in Newfoundland so far. Yet the fast-growing full service restaurant chain has been experimenting with what they can put in between burger buns since they first opened their doors in Ottawa. With more than 50 burger options on their menu today, they show no signs of stopping their domination and innovation on the gourmet burger scene. I recently had the…


Bywoods Restaurant

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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I have always defined my favourite restaurants through their ability to combine delicious food (obvs), ambiance and welcoming staff who make you feel at home. Food will always be about comfort to me. The enjoyment of a meal is exponentially better when I feel at home in the space. Bywoods encapsulates all of this in one beautiful package. Bywoods self describes as blending a modernist sensibility with the warmth of rustic wood; inspired by the wooded history of the St….

Boozy Little Black Book: Caramel Appletini

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Vanessa Kunderman

I hope you’re ready to ramp up your beverage making skills with some juicing equipment. The Caramel Appletini requires a juicer to get the fresh apple taste. I don’t suggest making this drink with a concentrated apple juice substitute because you’ll lose the fresh crisp flavour. The Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka is a nice warm counter to the apple’s bite, and keeps this drink on the sweeter side instead of the bitter one. And finally, for your caramel drizzle, make…

Turnkey Turkey at VICTOR restaurant

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Alex Giamos
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Disclaimer – I’m not going to lie. When I was the only FGFS Toronto babe available to attend a Thanksgiving meal on October 1st I couldn’t believe my luck. I absolutely love Thanksgiving for many reasons, and to indulge in the opportunity to have any meal cooked by a Chef, was honestly like my fat girl dreams coming true; though I was sort of really nervous. Let me assure you this article will make you hungry. My apologies. What do…

Fall is whiskey time at the COC Operanation PreDrink

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Geo Peck
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Recently, the Squad was invited to a preview (or pre-drink, as they dubbed it) for the Canadian Opera Company’s annual fundraiser, Operanation. The event is held to raise money for the COC and its featured performers through art and raffles and well good ol’ fashioned partying. But it was clear that the real star (besides the featured players from the COC themselves) hat evening would be: Canadian whiskey! Dave Mitton of the Harbord Room was serving up comforting Canadian whiskey…