Posts Tagged ‘diy’

Want to DIY Your Own Tofu? Here’s How!

12 Dec, 2015  |  by Amanda Spinosa

When presented with the idea of making tofu from scratch, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little intimidated. It seems like it would be a very intense process, but I’ll try anything once so I dove in head first with my fingers crossed. When my Make-Your-Own Tofu Kit from Morinaga arrived in the mail, I couldn’t wait to try it out. On their website, you can order all different types of kits ranging from silken to extra…

Kimberley’s Homebrew Hijinks: Ginger Ale

5 May, 2015  |  by Kimberley Dawkins

What comes to mind when you hear the words “ginger ale?” Is it a familiar green can or bottle? Maybe it’s the sweet, fizzy stuff you get the morning after a particularly wild night to soothe your stomach. Maybe it’s what you use to toast the New Year instead of champagne. In any event, ginger ale is stunningly easy to make at home, and it’s what we’ll be making this week! As far as fermented drinks go, ginger ale is…

Summer Cocktails at Nota Bene

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Guest Post

I’m a bit ashamed to say it, but I’ve walked by Nota Bene at Queen and University countless times over the years and wrote it off as a corporate stop that I’d never visit. When I heard they’d rebranded their bar as Toronto’s gin bar I had to give it a shot. This is how it works. Their menu includes 10 or 11 different gins, three kinds of tonic water and three sizes of ice. If you know you like…

Lookin’ Good Girl: Shopping Plus Sized in Straight Stores

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Vanessa Vaillant
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We all know that the straight-size clothing market is massive.  In an average mall, you will only have a couple stores that sell past size 14.  After 5+ years of working retail, I’ve come to the realization that sizing is very arbitrary and that there are often exceptions to the rules.  Here are my tried and true methods to shopping at straight-sized stores as a plus size person. Take advantage of the over-sized trend Oversized pieces are in abundance right…

Kimberley’s Homebrew Hijinks: You Can Do It, Too

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Kimberley Dawkins
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Welcome to Homebrew Hijinks. In this series of posts Kimberley will be sharing lessons, stories and thoughts from adventures in homebrewing and maybe even a recipe or two (definitely some recipes!)     From Trappist monks to bathtub gin, DIY booze has been a cultural mainstay since time immemorial — it used to be the only way. Now, beer and wine aren’t the only things you can brew at home and you’re not even limited to alcoholic drinks. The magic of…

Blade & Skillet: Cooking Videos and How-To’s

4 Apr, 2015  |  by Guest Post

Blade & Skillet is a video subscription service that features three minute-long videos with recipes aimed at busy young professionals who want to feed themselves but don’t have time for long cooking shows or inaccessible techniques. The videos help you to get a feel for the recipe while being short enough that you’re not committing a large chunk of your day to watching them. The recipes themselves range from the ridiculously easy (the bruschetta and feta recipe has you putting…

Boozy Little Black Book: the Raspberry Rose Ginnie

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Vanessa Kunderman

The Raspberry Rose Ginnie calls on some exquisite floral water, which adds some really complex flavours to the gin and muddled raspberries in this recipe. I’ve included my rosewater recipe below in case you don’t have any rosewater handy – I know I didn’t! I also used dry gin for the ginnie, but you can really use whatever you have on your bevvie cart. If you want to sweeten this bevvie on top of the raspberry and rose flavours, feel…

Geo’s Guide to Cooking Essentials: Stocking Your Cupboards

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Guest Post
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Let me just get one thing straight real quick: there is nothing, and never will be anything, more important to me than eating the most delicious food possible. Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve raged against all the Kraft single slices and the Wonder bread and dreamt of a world filled with aged white cheddar and fresh baked country loaves. I am a women of simple pleasures, and nothing is more simple or pleasurable than fresh food, made…

Boozy Little Black Book: Coco Mojito

10 Oct, 2014  |  by Vanessa Kunderman

This is my absolute favourite drink. When you’ve had one of those busy work weeks and the blood in your veins seems to sing TGIF, the coco mojito is the perfect quencher to help you leave work at work. But I’ll warn you right now – you can drink a lot of these. And with two shots per bevvie, you might be in bed by 8PM. This drink is chocolatey and coconutty, but like any mojito, it’s the mint that…

Boozy Little Black Book: Pumpkin Shandy

9 Sep, 2014  |  by FGFSadmin

Contributor Vanessa Kunderman is back with her weekly tips on making your own alcoholic bevvies. In her third piece she’ll teach you how to make a seasonal drink that’ll keep you warm all fall long.  I’m one of the many people who fall victim to needing everything to be pumpkin flavoured as soon as fall begins. To celebrate the first week of autumn I poured myself a pumpkin shandy… and lit pumpkin spice candles, made pumpkin soup and wore a pumpkin-hued scarf…