Whether you’re Irish or just a fan of Irish food and fun, St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a pint, dance a jig, and maybe liven up your cooking with a little Guinness too.
The Rogers Cup gets into full swing in Toronto tomorrow, and it’s going to feature some fierce competition, but last week I had a fun introduction to the tennis tournament right on Stadium Court with pro-player Borna Coric, thanks to a fun invitation from Danone Canada.
Food expert and YouTuber Vijaya Selvaraju is lending her voice, and her cooking skills, to Quaker’s Warm Welcome program that supports newcomers to Canada with winter coats. When newcomers arrive in Canada they’re not always prepared for the cold winter months, and this year Quaker will donate money from the purchase of specially marked boxes of Quaker products to buy coats for new Canadians.
You’ve watched the show, and now that it’s Halloween, it’s time to celebrate with two Stranger Things dishes that are just awesome: Demogorgon Pie and French Onion Barb. Yes, you read those right, and they look as delicious as they are just a little bit gross, which is what Halloween is all about.
The Toronto International Film Festival is back, the films are rolling, and the stars are glamming it up around town and on the red carpet. To celebrate, The GATE has some cocktail inspiration for you courtesy of The Macallan, Courvoisier, Grey Goose, Cîroc, and Baileys. Whether you’re celebrating TIFF, or just hosting a party, these cocktails will help add a little star power.
Every Christmas I have one major tradition that I can’t ignore: making chocolate truffles. Most years, I have a specific recipe that calls for Baileys or an amaretto liquor, but this year I verged off and tried something a little different, using Courvoisier Cognac instead. The result is one of the best batches of truffles I have ever made.
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. I love summer, I love Halloween, but Christmas, and the whole month leading up to it, offer up treats galore. From cooking the turkey for Christmas dinner, to making cookies, and yes, chocolate truffles, there’s no better time of year for me.