And believe it or not, visits to Bella just got even better because they’ve introduced a market. This is exactly what the west end needs. A space curated for the on-the-go food lover who needs to pick up a ready-made dinner on their way home among other great offerings. Continue reading →
When I initially moved to Kingston and started this blog my Toronto friends were introduced to our wonderful culinary scene through my Instagram feed. They would send me messages, “I had no idea Kingston had such incredible food?” We sure do. We have so many amazing restaurants, in fact, that I didn’t know which one to pick when they came to visit last month. I thought, “Oysters and cocktails at Le Chien Noir? Tapas at Tango? Pizza at Atomica? Burger night at Bella?” As many of you know. The list goes on and on. Enter, Kingston Food Tours. Continue reading →
If you’ve followed along with my blog, you’ll know that I am not a country girl. I don’t know much about farms, cattle, pasture, etc. But I learned a thing or two this Sunday when I visited Enright Cattle’s farm in Tweed.
If you’re not familiar with Enright Cattle Company, they pride themselves on being environmentally-friendly and maintaining animal welfare practices while being conscious of sustainability. Owned by Kara and Darold Enright, they provide lots of product to our local businesses here in Kingston. Many of my favourite local restaurants cook with beef from Enright — Olivea, Pan Chancho, Chez Piggy, Tango Nuevo, Le Chien Noir, Harpers (just to name a few!). Continue reading →
I love yoga for so many reasons! It’s inclusive, calming, requires very little equipment – just a mat! – and begins and ends lying down (bonus).
When summer rolls around I want to spend every waking moment soaking in the beautiful sunshine! So what’s better than combining a yoga practice with fresh summer air and the sound of birds chirping?
There are a number of options to choose from between Kingston and Prince Edward County to get your downward dog on al fresco. Learn where you can catch your stretch in the sun in the list below! Continue reading →
What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than sharing a beautiful meal. It’s right around the corner (May 14!) so if you haven’t considered how you’re going to celebrate mom this year (or how you want to be celebrated!), now’s the time. Here is a list of my favourite places to take Mom for a good meal this Mother’s Day in YGK (and surrounding areas) Continue reading →
Score pizza. How did it take me this long to enter this world of endless pizza toppings melted atop a crisp and equally soft, doughy crust? This locally-owned spot has it all figured out. I had been hearing great things but needed to make a trip to find out how it won the hearts of so many Kingstonians. Read why it’s on my list of favourite downtown restaurants. Continue reading →
Recently, while picking a restaurant to celebrate a friend’s birthday, a friend recommended The Hubb Eatery in Bloomfield. We scrolled through the menu and our mouths watered reading all of the delicious menu options so we knew it was a good choice. And we were right! Located in Angeline’s Inn, this beautifully decorated, quaint little restaurant serves top-notch food and has the best service. Our server Joseph was so helpful and nice! Read my highlights below. Continue reading →
second course: wild nova scotia halibut with asparagus hazelnut salad with goat cheese mousse and cider gastrique. paired with Charles Baker 2014 Reisling Ivan Vineyard.
Charles Baker 2014 Reisling Ivan Vineyard.
confit cornish hen with du puy lentil cauliflower pakora, savoury cabbage and currant reduction paired with Stratus 2014 Gamay
leek ash crusted venison with potato pave, parsnip puree, baby chioggia beets, demi glace paired with Stratus 2012 Red
chocolate torte with white chocolate chiffon, ganache, florentine, cocoa oil paired with Stratus 2012 Botrytis Semillion.
Who would I be if I didn’t capture the sunset?
Evan Sharma’s painting the in silent auction.
I was recently invited to the holy grail of foodie indulgence. An evening filled with course after course of meticulously planned meals paired with top-notch wine: The Winemaker’s Event at Aquaterra, featuring Stratus Winery’s Charles Baker. Continue reading →
“You should never buy honey in a grocery store.” I overhear as I wander through Hogans’ Honey located in Bath. This charming little spot produces a number of honey products as well as maple syrup. To name a few: raw honey, buckwheat honey, honey comb, beeswax candles, “bee” lotion and last but not least: bee pollen line the shelves. Though I am fascinated by the abundance of honey products surrounding me in this modest shop, the bee pollen catches my attention. Continue reading →
The countdown to the brand new Crave Coffee House through their social media campaign left me anxiously awaiting the day they finally opened their doors to the public.
“Im going to Crave at 6:30 tomorrow before work.” I say to my husband, “6:30 AM?” he gawks. “Yes.” I confirm. The next morning I don’t quite make my goal time. But I park on Bagot street and greet a Big Dig construction worker at around 7:15 am before opening the doors to this shiny new spot on the south side of Princess street and I am wowed. “It’s big! Beautiful layout. There’s a fireplace!” are the first few thoughts that enter my head. Continue reading →