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NIAGARA WINE TOUR BY BIKE

August 31, 2016
Wine Biking Route

Visiting Local Niagara Wineries + Biking + Camping = Fun & Sustainable Getaway! This past June, Mike and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary and having a weekend to getaway (not always easy with Mike in medical school!), we wanted to get out and enjoy summer and the things we love. Summer, is a time for getting outdoors, camping and well, enjoying wine! It started with let’s go camping. Simple enough, a chance to be outdoors and most importantly cost-effective…

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Food & Drink Living

SEASONAL EATING: STRAWBERRIES

June 28, 2016
Strawberries

Five ways to enjoy, cook and bake with fresh, local strawberries – the first fruit of summer! Nothing kicks off summer like strawberries and nothing is as sweet either as local strawberries! I look forward to June every year knowing strawberries come into season. This comes with years of memories of strawberry picking – usually with my dad, later with Mike – and then making delicious goodies, jam among them. My favourite way of enjoying a strawberry that is ripe and sweet is…

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Food & Drink Hamilton Living

FOOD & DRINK FEST 2016

April 26, 2016
Food and Drink Fest

A Review of the Hamilton Food & Drink Fest 2016. This past weekend we met up with our hubbies to check out the 11th Annual Food and Drink Fest at the Hamilton Convention Centre. The great thing about this event is you get to try the latest and greatest variety of local and international foods, wines and craft beers from popular restaurants, breweries & wineries. Did we mention it is also all under one roof? The location is so central it can’t…

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Food & Drink Holidays Living

ST. PATRICK’S DAY RECIPES

March 11, 2016
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10 Sweet & Savoury Recipes To Try For St. Patrick’s Day! We’re almost halfway through March, which means longer and hopefully, warmer days ahead of us (so far so good!). It also means the Irish holiday is fast approaching! Whether you are going out to a local pub to enjoy some green beer, partying it up at a friend’s, or staying in at home, I’ve put together a list of 10 sweet and savoury recipes for food and drinks to…

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Food & Drink Living

5 IDEAS FOR A GIRLS NIGHT

February 29, 2016
Girls Night

This past month I hosted a girls night at my apartment and while planning got to thinking about what makes a good  girls night. For one the company, then the place, and then the food and drink. I got to thinking about how to make the girls night easy and fun. So here’s a list of 5 ideas to help you get creative with your own girls night. 1. Fajita Night I’m starting with the theme from my girls night.…

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Food & Drink Living

VISITING 2 NIAGARA BREWERIES

January 11, 2016
Brewery

A Winter Visit to Two Niagara Craft Breweries. Last week I talked about a visit to five local wineries in Niagara and after visiting these great places I featured in my blog post we visited two craft breweries in Niagara-on-the-Lake, that are practically side-by-side. There are a decent number of craft breweries in Niagara which I think compliments the wine industry well. While not all beer is for me, I do enjoy trying local beer and discovering more and more what kinds I do like.…

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10 HEALTHY FOOD BLOGS

January 8, 2016
Healthy Blogs

10 of our Favourite Healthy Food Blogs and Bloggers! To kick of the New Year, like most people we are saying goodbye to sugar cookies and wine with every meal and saying hello to our regular healthy eating habits which include eating well balanced meals. Both of us are the type of people who love healthy foods, but have an appetite for indulgences as well. We are not a food blog, so I won’t get into any specifics here, but I…

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Food & Drink Living

VISITING 5 NIAGARA WINERIES

January 4, 2016
Winery Corks

An Off-Season Visit to the Niagara Wine Region and 5 Local Wineries. Wow the first post of 2016! To kick things off, let’s talk about wine, local wine to be specific. As a Hamiltonian I am fortunate enough to live only a quick jaunt away from Niagara, one of Canada’s major wine producing regions. And I want to say this one thing: finally Niagara wine is being recognized as not only good, but exceptionally excellent! It’s about time too. Here’s…

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Food & Drink Holidays Living

HOMEMADE PEPPERMINT PATTIES

December 16, 2015
Voila! The final product!

A recipe for simple, delicious peppermint patties. Let us preface this post by saying we are not food bloggers, nor do we develop recipes, but we do LOVE to cook and bake! And with the holiday season in full swing, we are baking up a storm! Every year we like to try something new and this year we decided on homemade peppermint patties. The combination of mint and chocolate is a very festive flavour and delicious to enjoy with a…

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