Ontario: Haute Goat in Port Hope

One of most recommended activities suggested to me during the visit to our weekend in Port Hope was to visit Haute Goat Farm. The closest I’ve ever been to a goat is probably petting them a fence at the CNE so I was excited to visit Hate Goat Farm. The farm is situated on 200 acres of land with breathtaking views of the Northumberland Hills. They have Nigerian Dwarf Goats, Alpacas Icelandic Horses, Exotic Chickens, Apothecary Garden, incredibly bird watching and beautiful nature trails. When we arrived at the Farm, the staff was speaking to us about the history & facts of the farm and what they have to offer. Did you know they offer:…

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Dressing up our Turkey Burgers for Thanksgiving

I love burgers. One of the best burgers I’ve ever had was at a random restaurant that Eden & I stumbled upon while we were aimlessly wandering around the South Coast of France. The burger looked simple but tasted like nothing we ever had before. This burger was made with the freshest ingredients and so ever since that experience, we’ve been making our take of a simple burger at home with fresh ingredients. For Thanksgiving, Eden & I wanted to dress up our favourite turkey burgers instead of cooking your normal turkey in the oven! We dressed up our burgers with Kensington Market Street Food‘s Smoked Tomato and their Sirracha Caesar dressing vinaigrette. Kensington Market…

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Ontario: Where to Stay in Port Hope – Moonlight & Pines Bed and Breakfast

This past weekend, my boyfriend and I had the pleasure of visiting The Municipality of Port Hope with 2 full days packed with activities and delicious foods. In the evening, we stayed at Moonlight & Pines Bed and Breakfast. Quietly tucked away in Ganaraska, Moonlight & Pines is a 4 season bed & breakfast that is an approximate 20 minutes drive from the downtown Port Hope. We were graciously welcomed by our hosts Helen & Colin – who have been living there for about 15 years. We stayed in a private suite with our own set of doors that opened up to a breathtaking view of the Ganaraska Forest. Our Bed & Breakfast included our…

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Ramen Misoya

About 2 months ago, I was planning a trip to Montreal and doing extensive research about possible ramen places to visit in the french city. Ramen Misoya came up a couple of times during my research and at that time Misoya didn’t exist in Toronto. Fast forward 1 month later, Misoya suddenly popped up on the hustle & bustle streets of Queen West. With over 100 locations now across Japan, and about 15 locations in Brazil, Italy, Asia and North America, Misoya is a renowned Japanese franchised restaurant that specializes in Miso Ramen. Misoya’s New York location has been recommended by Michelin Guide for 5 consecutive years in a row (2013-2017). With all that being…

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Harvest Dinner with Durham College

Last Thursday, a group of 100 foodies gathered at Durham College for their 4th annual Harvest Dinner. Besides gathering together for a community celebration, this dinner recognizes the amazing work being done at W. Galen Weston Centre for Food by students. Their exclusive menu featured fresh food grown and harvested by students in the college’s food and farming programs, cooked by students in the culinary programs and served by students studying in hospitality and events program. I’ve always wanted to participate in a dinner prepared by student chefs and this was the perfect opportunity! Watching the students accomplish such a huge feast for a large group of hungry foodies is a great achievement. Please enjoy…

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Ontario: Vineland Winery Estates with Lifeexperiences.ca

Ever find yourself running out of ideas or tangible “things” to gift to your significant other, family or friends? I’m sure we’ve all been there whether its a birthday, anniversary or other occasions that you may celebrate. I’ve definitely been there and am guilty of putting gift hunting off to the very last minute. That’s when lifeexperiences.ca comes in super handy! Lifeexperiences.ca is Canada’s largest experiential gifting company. Experiences make great gifts and they promote the idea of togetherness and creating memories. They offer a wide range of gifting ideas from spa, adventures, food & drink, getaways, family activities, golf and lifestyle. Browsing through their website, you’ll find endless options of many possible “gift experiences”…

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Japan: A day at Nara Park

Not sure where in Toronto you can come super close or even feed a deer with absolutely no supervision but this totally happened when we were exploring one of the million things you can do in Japan. Spending the day at Nara Park was absolutely amazing and something we’ll probably not be able to do (at least as freely) unless we come back to Japan. I highly recommend you spend a good afternoon here to explore. Even if you’re not a huge fan of deer, the grounds of this park & greenery is enough to make you want to come back. Below, we’ve included some tips & suggestions we thought might be useful. Instead of…

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Bar Altura: New Restaurant over on Queen West

Queen West’s latest Italian addition has definitely made quite the impression with its  beautifully plated dishes and clean & modern look. While I am normally more focused on the food, I couldn’t help but notice the aesthetics at Bar Altura’s  – which created a nice stand out & sophisticated look compared to its fellow neighbours on  Queen West. Several weeks ago, we were invited to Bar Altura (just east of Portland) to a 4 course dinner with wine & cocktail pairing. Our evening started off with some passed canapes followed by a welcome speech from the owner. Zuppetta Fredda ai Frutti di Mare Citrus Marinated sea jewels, spicy watermelon gazpacho With not many restaurants offering…

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What You Can Expect At The CNE This Year #2018

Hey friends! It’s that time of the year again where the Canadian National Exhibition opens to the public for the last 2 and half weeks before summer ends. Starting today until September 3rd, visitors will get to experience all new and diverse programming than ever before. In celebration of the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism, the CNE will “come to light” with an amazing indoor lantern festival! There will also be an outdoor TELUS Asian Market on Princes’ Blvd turning the street into a bustling and lively marketplace. Of course everyone’s favourite classics are back – Aerial Acrobatics & Ice Skating how, President’s Choice SuperDogs show (Celebrating its 40th anniversary), Bandshell Concert Series, 69th Annual…

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My evening self care routine

How many of you feel like there’s never enough time in a day to finish all the items on your never ending to do list? How many of you cram as many things as you can as soon as you can from the second you get off work right until you turn off the lights for bed? I am guilty of all these things. I don’t like to waste time and try to be as productive and efficient as I can be. I sat down last week and asked myself if I was truly happy with everything that I was juggling and trying to balance. For the most part – I am still floating but…

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Japan: Eating our way through Dotonburi

I was able to cross off many things on my bucket list during this trip to Japan and one of the items was eating my heart out at Dotonburi in Osaka, Japan. E and I spent a good afternoon here eating and wandering in and out of the streets until our tummies couldn’t handle it anymore! Dotonburi is a very popular tourist area in Osaka serving a wide array of different foods. They have endless food stalls, restaurants, trendy shopping stores where you can find many international brands – which are all situated along the Dotonburi canal. Dotonburi is opened all day and night so if you want to beat the crowds, the best time…

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Its on at Ontario Place!

I can’t remember the last time I’ve visited Ontario Place but its definitely been over 15 years! The fondest memory I have of Ontario Place is visiting the park during Chinese New Year with all my cousins when we were very little – running around the entire park with our moms were chasing after us! I remember how fascinated we all were with the lantern displays along the water and how festive the entire park looked. Fast forward 15 years – a whole lot has changed and lucky for us, we were able to experience the summer 2018 attractions during a visit at the park last week. This is what we got up to: –…

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Patio Season at Kaka All You Can Eat (Downtown)

Photo by Janey @foodrealm I swear it was still flippin’ chilly in Toronto not too long ago and here we are now celebrating the spring weather at Kaka All You Can Eat’s Patio. A few days ago, we had the pleasure of spending our evening enjoying Kaka’s new patio located in the heart of downtown Toronto with some exclusive tapas and drink menu only available to patio customers. We sampled a galore of different specialty items which included Kaka’s Premium Seasonal Platter and their premium bluefin tuna sushi – which is only available at their downtown location that comes with no additional cost!  We also sampled their aburi oshi sushi set, beef tataki, fish tacos…

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11 things to consider when changing domain names

Changing domain names can be extremely overwhelming especially when all the technical jargon is so difficult to understand. I’ll admit that when I was first doing research to change the domain name on my blog, I found myself reading and re-reading articles multiple times and getting nowhere. We composed a list of things to consider along with some tips that we think might be helpful for anyone considering to change domain names. BACKGROUND Throughout my 7 years of blogging, I’ve only ever used WordPress. In the very early days, I did try Blogspot but ultimately decided WordPress was more suitable for my needs. Shortly after I started, I purchased my domain from WordPress which dropped…

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