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Boston: Temazcal Cantina


Location: 250 Northern Avenue Boston, MA http://www.temazcalcantina.com We went to Temazcal to celebrate my BIL’s birthday. It was one of those early Fall September days, so the rain was coming down, and it was a Friday so we did get caught in rush-hour traffic. On top of this, a few things to note: Temazcal doesn’t … Continue reading

Boston: Max & Dylan’s


Location: 15 West Street Boston http://www.maxanddylans.com/ Running errands one day in Boston, it was inevitable that our hunger pangs would set in. We were able to scope out a couple of places finally deciding upon Max & Dylan’s. It may have had something to do with the quaint bookstore beside it, The Brattle Book Shop, … Continue reading

TRAVEL: Montreal: Nil Bleu


Location: 3706 Rue Saint-Denis Montreal, QC http://www.nilbleu.ca/ Hands down the best Ethiopian restaurant I’ve been to thus far.  But don’t ask me, ask my Mom and Mom-in-Law who couldn’t stop raving about it.  And they know how to cook, if you know what I mean. The dishes we ordered were: YETIMATIM SALAD $4.95 (tomatoes, onions, … Continue reading

Outstanding in the Field


I love this concept, an outdoor dining experience set in a variety of wonderful locations with the focus on local ingredients and a meal prepared by a local gourmet chef. Fantastic! Check out their website.  Where can I sign up? (Images from Outstanding In The Field) Via exPress-o – Thanks Diana!

Frugal Fare #6: The Banknote


Location: 663 King Street West, Toronto The Banknote is one of those work-lunch and after-work dinner/drinks places serving up burger & beer type meals in a bank setting.  Yes, aptly named The Banknote, as it used to a bank, they still have the ol’ vault in the back and teller booths.  If that ambiance doesn’t suit you, there’s always their cosy patio on … Continue reading

Compass Lakeside Grill & Lounge


Just got invited to the opening of Compass Lakeside Grill and Lounge, Oakville’s Newest Waterfront Resto in Bronte Outer Harbour! Looking forward to it.

PYO: Berries!


Location: 9365 10th Sideroad, Milton/Halton Hills http://www.andrewsscenicacres.com So, this was my second time at Andrews’ Scenic Acres in Milton – the first was for pumpkin’ picking. As we walked in (***update***no admission fee), we were told that there were strawberries and raspberries ready for picking – and were given two baskets – a larger one … Continue reading

PYO: Pumpkin Pickin’


Location: 9365 10 Side Road, Milton, ON http://www.andrewsscenicacres.com This was our first time visiting Andrews’ Scenic Acres and it seems to be the most popular! Apparently the home of the Great Pumpkin Challenge! And the farm itself is quite nice… Although the ‘haunted maze’ wasn’t very scary at all! Nor much of a maze for … Continue reading

PYO: Cherry Picking


Locations: E.D. Smith Cherry Farm 980 Highway #8, Winona, Ontario Puddicombe Estate Farms & Winery 1468 #8 Hwy, Winona, Ontario All summer long I’d been meaning to go strawberry picking…which by late summer had turned into peach-picking. Finally, when the opportunity for anything-picking came up, our GPS was eagerly set up to locate the E.D. … Continue reading

PYO: Apple Picking in Milton


Location: 6063 Fifth Line Milton, Ontario An apple a day…..is what I’ve been having ever since we went apple picking on Sunday at the Willis Family Fruit Farm in Milton. Jonagolds, Golden Russets, Empires, Courtlands and Mutsus were all ready to be picked…and pick we did. I think it really does make a difference picking … Continue reading