Toronto

Something Different on The Forth

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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Trying to do something out of the norm is more than just ambitious when it comes your restaurant. On a strip that’s been consistent for decades, it’s possibly a little crazy. Generally, when the ‘hood you’re in is called Greektown, it’s pretty much Greek food that you’re expecting. But in 2014, The Forth opened quietly at Pape and Danforth. Behind an unassuming street level entrance is an elevator that whisks you up to the 2nd and 3rd floors (and a rooftop…

Calgary

Pucker: Gwendolyn Richards’ debut cookbook

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Fiorella Morzi
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“I very famously had been put on a ban from writing about lemon in my day job,” laughed Gwendolyn Richards, recalling how she came to centre her first book, Pucker, around citrus fruits. When Richards first began food writing on the side of her job at the Calgary Herald, she occupied her time pitching one lemon recipe or another until her editor finally issued the ban. After lunching with Elizabeth Baird and Rose Murray—“the Grandmothers,” Richards said fondly, of food…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Size Sexy Movement with Tierra Sedgemore

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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We want you to meet a bad-ass female entrepreneur today who is lookin’ good and makin’ other look (and feel) good. Meet Tierra Sedgemore (pictured above). All too often when women (and those who identify) hear the words “plus-size” and “sexy”, it can be hard to work through the emotions wrapped up in those words and accepting that yes, we are both and we are beautiful. This is why Tierra Sedgemore started her campaign, Size Sexy. For Tierra, Size Sexy…

Toronto

#WomenCrushWednesday – Kalpna Patel, Head of the Department of Windows

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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photo cred: Genevieve Tran. “Can’t leave craft alone, the game needs me,” reads Kalpna Patel’s Twitter bio. It’s so true. I’m going to outline all the reasons why here as I take over #WCW from Amarina while she’s is exploring warmer places in California. Some call Kalpna a Craftitician but the title I prefer is Head of the Department of Windows. Seriously upping the window display game in Toronto, she’s the crafting machine behind those striking, elaborate, often made from…

Toronto

Meatless Monday with Vegan Girlfriend: Peanut Butter & Jelly Tarts recipe

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Guest Post
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Welcome to the first in a series of guest posts from the members of Vegan Girlfriend. If you haven’t checked out their site, with yummy and approachable recipes and stunning photos, this is a perfect introduction. This recipe is gluten-free, vegan, no-bake and raw and it comes to us from Alexandra Courts. The original recipe can be viewed here. I’m not a huge fan of gluten-free bread, but sometimes I do miss being able to snack on peanut butter and…

Toronto

Chocolate + Coconut = Jax Coco Dreams

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Siobhan Ozege
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If you’ve ever been out drinking with me, you know that I swear by coconut water as a hangover cure. But it’s not just for hangovers: it’s perfect after a hot day outside, or a workout. It’s really hydrating, with no added sugar, and full of potassium and magnesium. When I found out that they were venturing into chocolate territory, I was pretty intrigued. Normally, I’m not a chocolate-loving person, but Jax Coco has managed to blend the natural tartness of…

Toronto

BarFish + Blowfish Serving Up Sake & Seafood on King St.

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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I’m a sucker for neon and the signs for Blowfish and BarFish had caught my eye before I finally set foot into the King St restaurant and cocktail bar. On the night I finally went for a sit-down dinner those signs were like a siren’s call on that cold night. The two connected but separate spaces have that cool edge that King St. is known for and some inspiring architectural details that make them distinct. But forget all that; we were…

Toronto

Layered Looks from ModCloth as Styled by Fat Girl Food Squad

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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Admit it. You don’t know what to do with yourself in this weather. If you’re kicking it here in Toronto it’s been -24°C plus windchill for a week now, and you might feel like there are only so many layers to pile on. But there is a way to get excited for a new, warmer season, and still dress for survival. Modcloth has a bunch of new arrivals popping up like spring flowers on their site, including a selection of cozy…

Indulgence at its finest: Citta

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Ama Scriver
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Whatever your stance is on brunch, you must know that I love it and I’m always hunting for the best of the best. Sometimes you got to have those “treat yo self” moments and dig into a brunch that will leave you wanting more. Recently, INK Entertainment opened up their newest restaurant called Città located right down in Hunter’s Landing of CityPlace. While there never seems to be much around here (shout-outs to the Dairy Queen close-by), INK opening up…

Toronto

#WomanCrushWednesday: Garnet from Steven Universe

2 Feb, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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  So here’s a thing about me – my very first crush was half man/half cat beefcake Lion-O from Thundercats. If you haven’t laid eyes on this 80s cartoon classic, he’s a mulleted redhead catman stomping around in bright blue boots and matching wrestling singlet because no fabric in the universe could contain his raging biceps and thighs. Not exactly my type now. I watched a ton of cartoons and dabbled in animation appreciation but never fully got on the…

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