An illustrated recipe by Fiorella: seasonal blueberry salsa

8 Aug, 2015  |  by Fiorella Morzi

Your New Favourite Fast Casual Italian Eatery is Levetto

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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This summer, my boyfriend has decided, is the season he learns to make really, really good pizza. And while I don’t mind being his co-taste tester, and having pizza 5 nights a week I do mind the 600°F it requires to make a great crust in our tiny AC-less apartment. On a night when I needed a break from staring at the heat lines rising from the kitchen and silently cursing him for not picking up this hobby  in the…


Enter a World of Cake Magic with Sweetapolita Bakebook

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Aviva Cohen

Flip through the Sweetapolita Bakebook and it presents like a child’s fever dream. It is the real life version of when Homer ran through the Land of Chocolate or if you ever played the board game Candyland and wished it were real. This very sweet bake book, created by Rosie Alyea, also the creator of the Sweetapolita website is full of 75 fanciful cakes, cookies and more. The book is filled with fun cool little surprises like making your own sprinkles,…


#WomanCrushWednesday – Karina Longworth

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris

I should probably admit that I’m not a movie buff. People reference classic films in conversation and I will usually chuckle along because I’m embarrassed that I don’t get it. I haven’t seen any of the Godfather movies, Citizen Kane, a ton of Disney hits, I’m still not 100% sure if I saw Mean Girls once ages ago, or if I’ve absorbed everything I know about it from what other people have said. Movie theatres give me anxiety and I’m…


Wanderlust: Banff – Part 3

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Yuli Scheidt
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We’ve reached my last day in Banff. Thanks for following along, if you missed parts 1 and 2 look for them here! I hope I’ve in some way convinced you to visit Alberta, whether you’re down for the food or the scenery or just all of it. Go West. In the planning stages of this trip I was asked if I’d be more inclined to climb a mountain or take a chair lift to a bistro. I know my limits…


Vegan Home Cooking with Gillian – The Best Summer Cake

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Gillian Kreft
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I have been craving cake this summer but I’ve been holding off for two reasons: I don’t have air conditioning in my apartment so the oven is off-limits, and cake is usually so heavy compared to other summer desserts I love to make. BUT sometimes you just can’t kick the craving and you have to eat some cake. I decided to make a really moist vanilla cake with cream cheese frosting and fresh berries. It was definitely worth turning on…


Sweetery Toronto Festival preview

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Geo Peck

Are you somehow sick of udon carbonara or fried chicken?  Need some sweet to balance out the savory at Toronto food festivals this summer? Well then The Sweetery Festival is just for you and your sweet tooth.  Taking place at Portland and Front this August 15th and 16th, this sugary festival even sweetens the deal by offering free admission for everyone! The Sweetery Festival will be a good time for kids of ages clearly,  as some of the activities that…


The Small Batch Scoop: Foundry Ice Cream

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Carly Mcleod
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The summers in Southern Ontario can be sticky, humid, and darn-right sweltering. That’s why, my summer in the city isn’t complete without locally crafted ice cream. Foundry Ice Cream is the newest addition to my #HamOnt weekend routine! Creamy goodness, locally source ingredients, and a unique glass pint jar – you will be coming back to try out all the flavours. Hello, Salted Caramel! I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to chat with Laurel, the founder of Foundry Ice Cream, to…

#WomanCrushWednesday – Ashley Nell Tipton

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Amarina Norris
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When I’m not writing this column I spend most of my time working on plus size fashion stuff. Before I did this, I went to school for fashion design and that’s when I discovered Ashley Nell Tipton. My program, like most in fashion, was not geared towards making clothes for anyone above a size 10, and many of our lessons in pattern drafting, illustration, and clothing construction were based around the notion of dressing to achieve an ideal body shape….


Real Talk: Owning Your Fatness and Not Living Like a “Before” Photo

7 Jul, 2015  |  by Kirthan Aujlay
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I have a little confession to make. I am obsessed with makeovers. There’s nothing I love more than a makeover scene in a movie, whether it involves Julia Roberts getting dolled up in designer duds in Pretty Woman or the girls of Clueless making Tai into a “total betty.” And yes, I even indulge in the “weight loss success” stories of the Today Show or whatever new program TLC is airing. But when it comes to the weight loss stories,…