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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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MAKEOLOGY 2016

April 19, 2016
Makeology 2016

A Review of Makeology 2016 This past Saturday, April 16 at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Makeology 2016 was a really well-attended event celebrating handmade, local goods and guess who was there? Yours truly! I made my way to Makeology with my partner in crime Dana to experience this creative craft fair. A Bit of Background on Makeology… Makeology, which started only 3 years ago was originally an online Facebook group that brought like-minded makers or makeologists together. The community of talented artists ranged from soap…

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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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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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CRAFT BEER FOR THE ROOKIE BEER DRINKER

November 18, 2015
Beer Flight.

Whenever I’ve been out for dinner or getting drinks with friends, I’ve never been the person to order a beer. Beer just really wasn’t my thing. I didn’t enjoy the taste or appreciate all the different styles, until now. In Hamilton, we are so lucky to have a growing craft beer industry. Not only that, there are so many restaurants, coffee shops and bars with a wide variety to choose from. Since Collective Arts opened up in Hamilton back in…

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FARMERS’ MARKETS

September 24, 2015
Farmers' Markets

Exploring local markets in Hamilton and eating in season In Hamilton, we are very lucky to have so many great farmers’ markets. Majority of them only run from mid-June to mid-October, but there are a few that run all year. Here are just a few of them: Hamilton Farmers’ Market Locke Street Farmers’ Market Ancaster Farmers’ Market Ottawa Street Farmers’ Market Dundas Farmers’ Market One of the things I love about the farmers’ market is trying new vegetables. Kohlrabi was…

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SEASONAL EATING: CORN

August 27, 2015
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Summer has to be one of the best seasons for food. The farmers markets are full of gorgeous veggies, so fresh and crisp. One thing I always like to stock up on and take advantage of is fresh corn. Oh so delicious and it can be prepared many different ways – raw, barbecued, boiled, roasted. Here in Hamilton, you can find corn that is picked daily just about anywhere. Hamilton is surrounded by lots of farmland, so when you’re driving…

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