FOOD & DRINK

Wine and grapes on a barrel

Natural Wine- Qu-est-Ce-Que C'est?

Can tasting a wine change your life? Maybe, maybe not, but it can certainly set your mind on a new ...
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skylontower

3 Gentlemen & A Tower

The banter is entertaining. The mutual respect is evident. The lasting friendship and camaraderie is admirable. The world-famous REVOLVING DINING ...
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eggsbenny

Sunday's Best Brunch in Niagara

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but we have other things in mind. Gone are ...
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De Simone Winery

“It all started with a dream and a shovel”. Blue flames and illuminated barrels flanking golden initials, DV, are the ...
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The Whiskey is a Go-Go

Typically, this spirit has been associated with pool halls and biker bars. Well, this is no longer the case as ...
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Alternative Wedding Cakes

Modern weddings have evolved into a beautiful representation of the couple being celebrated. From unique wedding gowns to custom calligraphy ...
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On The Table

Recently, I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and interview Andy DiPietro, executive chef at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. I was ...
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winter in niagara

Live Like The Locals Winter Edition

Canadians are polite, kind and sweet. This lovely stereotype pleases most of us Canadians because well, we are nice aren’t ...
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Festive Drinks

Hopped Up Hot Chocolate The Olde Angel Inn, NOTL What goes with a historic ghost walk on a brisk night? ...
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To the Hostess with the Mostest

To the Hostess with the Mostest With the holiday season coming upon us, it’s inevitable that one will receive several ...
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Camera Ready: An Interview with Bella Pasco

If you are a foodie in Niagara, you are likely familiar with Flavour Passport, the ultimate guide to all the ...
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Cranberries For The Holidays

Vibrantly festive with their red hues, cranberries are the quintessential holiday accompaniment. Harvested during October and early November, these juicy, ...
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Pumpkin Beyond the Pie: Creative Recipes with Pumpkin

Pumpkins are a symbol of Autumn, as they appear on our tables at Thanksgiving, decorate our homes in October, and ...
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Daniele Unncheddu

Pizzaiolo Chef at Johnny Rocco's Can you talk a bit about your background and why you became a chef ? ...
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Chef Ross Midgley

Executive Chef at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Can you talk a bit about your background and why you became a ...
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Chef Ming

Master Dim Sum Chef at Ma Chinese Cuisine Can you talk a bit about your background and why you became ...
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Doc Magilligan's

On The Table: Executive Chef Gary Beynon – Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant & Irish Pub

Bringing a little taste of Ireland to Niagara Falls, Doc Magilligan’s Restaurant and Irish Pub is successfully serving up traditional ...
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ON THE TABLE: HEAD CHEF CAIRO KHAIRALLAH – BUCHANANS STEAK AND SEAFOOD

Buchanans Steak and Seafood is redefining the mainstream steakhouse experience. From unique flavour combinations to its perfectly cooked, homegrown, hand-cut ...
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Summertime Treats

Summertime Treats

Nothing says summertime, quite like popsicle season! And why buy popsicles from the store, when there are a plethora of ...
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Willie John's Big Easy

On The Table: Head Chef Brad McLaren – Willie John’s Big Easy

Famous for a cuisine entirely its own, New Orleans has become one of the culinary capitals of North America. This ...
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Out of the Ordinary

Out Of The Ordinary

It is hard to believe it has been thirty years. I would have been 19 at the time I attended ...
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Fruits in Niagara

Celebrating Fruits in Niagara

Cruising through the Niagara Peninsula down the country lanes you'll notice plenty of markets, shops, and stalls all selling local ...
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Freezer Meals

Seriously Good Freezer Meals

150 easy recipes to save your time, money & sanity. Karrie Truman of happymoneysaver.com Blueberry Orange Smoothie Kits Let’s just ...
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Lang Restaurant

On The Table: Lang Restaurant

Fresh, flavourful, and flaming are words that accurately describe the dining experience at Lang Restaurant; the first all you can ...
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Wine Country

Be an Accidental Tourist in Wine Country

Why is it that the best moments in life are usually those unplanned? Perhaps its is because one’s expectations are ...
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Smokin' Buddha

On The Table: Smokin’ Buddha

An Interview With: Head Chef Kevin Echlin Filled to the brim every night of the week, the Smokin’ Buddha has ...
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Crazy For Cocoa

Crazy for Cocoa

Need some ideas on what to do with all that leftover Valentine’s and Easter chocolate? We’ve gathered a couple great ...
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Chef Ross Midgley

On The Table: Ravine Vineyard

An Interview With: Executive Chef Ross Midgley Inside the restaurant at Ravine Vineyard Estates, you’ll be immersed in a sophisticated, ...
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On The Table: Pranzo Ristorante Italiano

An Interview with: Executive Chef Tim O'Donnell His name is Tim O’Donnell but don’t let the Irish connotation fool you ...
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Kick Start The New Year

“It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change.” This is something we usually say when we attempt to kick our ...
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Your Health On The Menu

Tasty Recipies For A Better You Sometimes in winter, it’s easy to fall into a bad eating trap.  It’s cold, ...
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Learn, Eat, Cook, Repeat

Every home cook has a signature dish they love to whip up at home in their kitchen. Whether it be ...
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On The Table: Strada West

Strada West: Where The Locals Eat Five years ago, church bells rang in a choir of hallelujahs as Niagara residents ...
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Feel Free with Gluten-Free & Vegan Comfort Food Recipes

VEGGS BENNY (vegan) serves 4 INGREDIENTS 12 asparagus spears, trimmed 1/2 tsp olive oil 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 block ...
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Evan’s Wine Ratings: Holiday Pours

Written by: Evan Saviolidis If you've ever walked into the LCBO, only to stand confused in the wine section because ...
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Embracing Canadian Winter Tradition With The Great One

Growing up in the Southern Ontario town of Brantford, a young Wayne Gretzky rejoiced in the traditions of wintertime in ...
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Eat, Drink and Get Ugly

Niagara Culinary Tours has created a new way to embrace the holiday season while checking items off of your shopping ...
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On The Table: The Kasbah

'Taste of the Mediterranean' The Kasbah Serving homemade farm to table Mediterranean delights from Greece, Lebanon, Armenia, Italy and France, ...
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On The Table: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

‘Tender, Juicy & Sizzling’ Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Imagine planning a dinner party with your friends. It should be pretty simple no? ...
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On The Table: The Benchmark

Globally inspired & Locally Driven The Benchmark Millions of visitors are attracted to the Niagara Region each year. Executive Chef, ...
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Food For Thought

Food culture is alive and well - but can be overwhelming at times. Whether you are an accomplished ‘foodie” or ...
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Niagara Culinary Tour

We have so many chefs known for being local-vores, we live in an area steeped in history and we are ...
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Casa Mia

Serving authentic Italian fare – it’s a family affair. Edison bulbs hang from the ceiling, illuminating the timeless white marble ...
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Evan’s Wine Ratings

If you’ve ever walked into the LCBO, only to stand confused in the wine section because there are so many ...
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Niagara’s Best Fish & Chips

It was late on a Friday afternoon, exhausted from an intense weeks work I plopped onto the couch. The phone ...
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Love it & List It – A Niagara Bucket List

Every place you visit has those quintessential experiences that all visitors should try, at least once, and well, Niagara is ...
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Embracing Greek Heritage

Floating from table to table, the staff weave in and out like a dance; balancing towering stacks of rich lamb ...
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The View From The Top

There truly is no better place to view the Niagara Falls and surrounding area than the Watermark Restaurant in the ...
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Home of the Happy Kitchen

Fresh mussels and hand rolled Sicilian arancini parmesan balls sizzle in a fragrant Pomodoro sauce. Full bodied Italian Chianti pairs ...
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Embracing Italian Heritage

The aroma of fresh bread, rich buttery sauces and fragment herbed pasta warm the air, wafting from an attractive modern ...
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Here Comes The Sun

Quite possibly the best thing about summertime is the outdoor relaxation that comes with it. And what is relaxing outdoors, ...
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Summer Fresh Salad

We are so connected to the seasons. As the weather becomes warmer, I just can’t wait to spend more time ...
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Today’s People

 SHARING THE LAUGHS, CELEBRATIONS & NEW BEGINNINGS WITH EVERYDAY PEOPLE OSCAR EVENT PARTY JANUARY 27, SHAW FESTIVAL  Bravo Niagara Presents ...
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For The Love of Food

Overlooking 76 acres of vineyard, the sprawling estate of Two Sisters Vineyards rests stately in Niagara-on-the-Lake; awaiting visitors to pass ...
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The True North Strong, Free and 150

On July 1, 1867 the British colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick were united into one Dominion of ...
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Taste of Spring Maple Syrup

The Sweet Taste of Spring

The nights are still frosty and snow still blankets the ground, but the daytime sun has a special warmth. Icicles ...
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Merchant Ale House Mac and Cheese

Maccheroni and Formaggio

It was in 1937 that the Kraft Company put it in a box, a good portion of elbow macaroni and ...
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Events. Festivals. Entertainment.

Experience Culture in Niagara with the following events: RAY LAMONTAGNE MARCH 29 | FALLSVIEW CASINO RESORT | 8:30PM Grammy Award ...
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Explore Niagara

Out & About: Events. Festivals. Entertainment.

Experience Culture in Niagara: DAYS OF WINE AND CHOCOLATE Weekends in February | 11am - 5pm Explore the decadently sweet ...
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Wineries in the countryside

More To Wineries Than Wine

With exquisite views, delectable food, unique ambience, and spectacular architecture it has never been a better time to visit one ...
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Soup recipes for the cold winter months

Soup's On

Nothing says winter quite like a big bowl of soup cooking away on the stove. Not only does it makes ...
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Turmeric as a healing spice for medical purposes

The Healing Spice: Turmeric

It was called an anti-aging smoothie and it caught my attention. In one cup of coconut milk add half a ...
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Events. Festivals. Entertainment

Events. Festivals. Entertainment

NIAGARA FALLS FIREWORKS FRIDAYS JAN. 6 - 27, 2017 | 9PM | QUEEN VICTORIA PARK Canada’s longest running fireworks series ...
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Classic Cocktails With a Twist: Milestones On the Falls

I’ve always been a diehard beer drinker. I’d never tried a martini until a few years ago when friends introduced ...
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Choux On This: The Secret to Great Pastry

I was standing in front of a pastry counter in the centre of Paris. My mind went crazy; almost like ...
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Niagara's Iconic Food

When we think of Italy, we think of pasta and pizza, Germany is schnitzel and sauerkraut or France, escargot and ...
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Find Your Favourite

A Chardonnay is just a Chardonnay, right? Aren’t all Cabernets created equally? But then again why do I like some ...
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In Good Taste

Kitchen76 Savour the perfect pairing at Kitchen76 with dishes specially created to compliment our full spectrum of wines, icewines and sparkling.  ...
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Easy Like Sunday Morning: A collection for lazy winter days

Nothing quite beats those lazy Sunday mornings; the ones where you can stay in your pjs all day, watch movies ...
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Skin Food

With the holiday season fast approaching I have many patients motivated to look and feel their best. One thing we ...
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Niagara's Iconic Food

In a region that has always grown it’s own food, I find it amazing that Niagara doesn’t have a culinary ...
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On The Table: Ryan Crawford | Ross Midgley | Eric Peacock

As a way to celebrate Niagara’s fast growing food culture we decided to launch a new feature On The Table, ...
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peasant fare

Peasant Fare

For those of you who don’t know much about the subject, you may say that cassoulet is a bean and ...
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Choux on This

I was standing in front of a pastry counter in the centre of Paris. My mind went crazy; almost like ...
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A Guide to Eating Seafood

Sitting around the Tide and Vine Oyster Bar is akin to gathering at a friend’s house: there is some debate, ...
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Cool Food Jobs in Niagara

Have you ever been at store or market and wondered how certain products come to be? Who was the first ...
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The Big Easy

“Oh, you’ve got to go to this restaurant I ate at last night,” panted Joanne as she ran to catch ...
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The Health Benefits of Bone Broth

You’ve noticed them in the butchers’ meat counter. Parts of animals you don’t want to see and you wonder, “who ...
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Address to a Haggis

If it were possible for lamb stew and oat porridge to have a love affair, they’d call their love child ...
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The Norton Underground

You take the short walk through the hotdog shoppe, careful to follow the directions with the utmost precision. You see ...
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The Jam is in Session: Greaves Jams

We have our favourite restaurant, our favourite pair of jeans and many other “old reliable” things that make people creatures ...
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Sampling Ottawa’s Somerset Street

My friend Jacqueline and I recently made our way to Ottawa for a few days of fun and we chose ...
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The Beer-hemian

After decades of only being able to buy beer from large corporate breweries, beer lovers have been thrilled to see ...
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Treating Your Tastebuds in Toronto

As one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Toronto has evolved into a destination for diners in search ...
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A Fork in the Road: Ontario Food Trails

You’ve heard it before: food is the number one reason why people travel. It’s visions of gourmet travel, of sweet ...
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Chef Profile: Brett Cournoyea of Skylon Tower

Simple. Fresh. Fast. It is not a complicated equation to follow in Chef Brett Cournoyea’s sky-high kitchen. Against the popular ...
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Building a Better Burger

The chefs at Casino Rama Resort obsess over their burgers even more than winemakers obsess over their wine. Who else would ...
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Old World Italian Flair

Authentic homestyle recipes marry with chic modern dining at N’ata Cosa – the latest culinary destination to open within downtown ...
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Niagara Winery Secrets

Niagara wineries are nothing short of amazing. From the beautiful architecture to stunning wines and dining masterpieces, it’s a place ...
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The Piskie Pie Company

Pie connoisseurs and food lovers rejoice! ...
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The World is John Cordeaux's Oyster

Never losing sight of his roots, food-loving executive chef John Cordeaux draws inspiration from the local food supply - proving ...
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Chef Profile: Chef J.Mark Hand

Chef J. Mark Hand is the new Director of Food and Beverage at the Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel and ...
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The Fun is Brewing: Niagara Brewing Company

The Niagara Brewing Company has big plans for downtown Niagara Falls. The brewery opened its doors in June 2015, right ...
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What Makes Niagara Wines So Cool?

Do you ever wonder why your favourite Ontario Cabernet Franc pairs so perfectly with a rack of lamb or why ...
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Beechwood Doughnuts

The history of the doughnut dates back over 200 years. All around the globe, these fried favourites come in many ...
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Niagara’s Summer and Fall Festivals

Annually throughout the summer and fall months, the Niagara Region hosts a vast selection of both small and large scale ...
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Chippewas of Rama First Nation Powwow

Niagara Farmers Markets

May to October Farmers Market at the Village May 28 to October 8 • Saturdays: 8am to 1pm 111 Garrison ...
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Sensible Barbecuing For A Simple Summer

Seven a.m. on any given day is certainly not what you’d call prime-time TV. But when you’re walking the treadmill ...
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Creating My Dream Kitchen

I was sitting in a coffee shop with some of my dearest lady friends: a real estate agent, a professional ...
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Canada’s Butler: Charles Macpherson

Most successful people would love to say that they crafted a stellar business plan and have worked it brilliantly to ...
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The Delicious World of Sticky Buns

The first memory I have of my mother’s sticky buns is from when I was just a little girl. Hot ...
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risotto

Risotto: Luxurious & Delicious

“Don’t touch my risotto!” yells Chef Jason Morgan of la Cascata Restaurant. Jason is a perfectionist and he knows his ...
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Favourite Summertime Recipes

Quite possibly the best thing about summertime is the outdoor relaxation that comes with it. And what is relaxing outdoors, ...
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Dining in Niagara Falls

A magnificent view can transform a simple meal into a memorable event. Whether it is the sun over the thundering waters ...
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Passionate About Wine Pairing

So you think this is one more intimidating article about food and wine matching by a so-called food and wine ...
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Food That Makes a Statement

“I don’t remember the flowers from the weddings I’ve been to,” says Lisa Rollo, Food stylist and Producer for celebrity chef ...
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The Real McCoy: Nadège Patisserie

Some may think that croissant dough is like puff pastry because it has slabs of butter incorporated into the basic ...
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A Twist on the Midnight Snack

Amongst the dancing and beverages, you hear your stomach rumble as it waits for the late night feast to begin ...
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wine wedding

The Safe Word is Wine

It’s a whirlwind day. From getting ready in the morning to the ceremony that follows, endless photographs and many well-wishers, ...
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hot toddy

Hot Toddy Season

It’s a sure sign of winter. When the last leaf falls from the tree, we naturally turn our sights inside ...
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The Niagara-On-The-Lake Icewine Festival 2016

The Niagara on the Lake Chamber of Commerce was the first to bring the “White Effect” (formerly called “Dinner in ...
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The Niagara Icewine Festival 2016

Niagara Falls draws millions of people throughout the summer who come to enjoy the scenic beauty and majesty of the ...
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ying yan

The Ying and the Yang

Like bread is to butter, milk is to cookies and chips are to dip, in the world of food pairings ...
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the messy baker

The Messy Baker … Is Not So Messy After All

Mason jars filled with baking supplies line the shelves. She pulls one filled with white powder laced with long slivers ...
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Gravy

The Art of Gravies and Sauces

Who doesn’t love the meaty, brown, caramelized flavours puddled on a plate, daring every slice of beef, root vegetable or forkful ...
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Holiday Drinks

Cups of Cheer: Our Favourite Holiday Drink Recipes

One of the best parts of the cold weather is getting to enjoy a nice, steamy cup of something delicious ...
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Food On Film: The Best Food Movies of All Time

Ask any food loving movie buff and you’ll hear Babette’s Feast touted as one of the best food movies of ...
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How your tastebuds work

The Taste in Our Buds: The Human Physiology of Taste

I turned the wooden stick slowly until I could see the tip, sharpened fine as a pencil. As the fire ...
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Get ‘Appy’ With These Food and Drink Apps

Thyme Available: Free It’s a simple app, but it’s helpful! It lets you set timers for everything you’ve got cooking, ...
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Mexican Food Niagara Falls

Cabo Cantina: Modern Mexican Cuisine in Niagara Falls

Cabo Cantina is the newest addition to the thriving restaurant and social scene in Niagara Falls. Open seven days a ...
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Tide and Vine

Tide and Vine Oyster Company

Do you remember your prom night and the little things that made it special? Perhaps it was the first time your ...
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Secrets Of A Succulent Steak

Niagara may be wine country, it grows some of the most delicious fruit in the province and, ok it may ...
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Eating Europe Food Tour

Eating Prague

I’m tucked comfortably into my tiny apartment at the base of Paris Street, right up against the Vltava River in downtown ...
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artisan toast niagara

Artisan Toast: Not Just Bread and Butter

It’s dry, brittle, often tasteless, sometimes burnt, best eaten warm, but so often served cold. What is there to really ...
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French Onion Soup Recipe

French Onion Soup: A Pinch of Salt and a Little Patience

Made from beef broth and caramelized onions, it’s often ladled into ramekins, topped with croutons, a slice of comté and ...
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Liver La Vida Loca – The Story of Quebec Foie Gras

It’s one of the world’s most controversial gourmet foods: fois gras. It has been targeted by animal rights groups because ...
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Megalomaniac Winery Niagara Region

Truly Canadian Megalomaniac Winery

Original in their product, bold in their flavours and audacious with their branding, Megalomaniac Winery continues to revolutionize the Niagara ...
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weird vegetables

Veg Out: An Unusual Vegetable Guide

You know them; you’ve glanced quizzically while walking through the aisles of the grocery store. You think, “well, that’s an ...
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key lime pie

Unlocking Key Lime Pie

It was sticking to my fingers like beach sand as I pressed the butter soaked, crushed graham cracker crumbs into ...
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Commisso’s Fresh Foods

Commisso’s Fresh Foods: Healthy Living Made Easy

For over forty years, Commisso’s Fresh Foods has helped guide Niagara families on the path to better health and wellness; one ...
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Kentucky Burbon Trail

Traveling The Kentucky Bourbon Trail

What’s not to love: thick caramel, luscious vanilla, ripe pear, eggy French toast and sassy brioche carried across a muscular ...
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Cabo Cantina

Fun, Fresh, Fiesta By: Gabrielle Tieman A new retreat for pure food indulgence has moved into the entertainment district of Niagara ...
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Evan’s Wine Ratings

By: Evan Saviolidis   Evan Saviolidis is a Wine Tasting Challenge Grand Champion, journalist for Canada’s largest winemagazine, Quench, Instructor for the Canadian ...
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Evan’s Wine Ratings

By: Evan Saviolidis   Evan Saviolidis is a Wine Tasting Challenge Grand Champion, journalist for Canada’s largest winemagazine, Quench, Instructor for the Canadian ...
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Chef Oliver Wolf – A Chef with a Local Sensibility

By: Lynn Ogryzlo “We’re in my favourite season, the abundant season,” says Executive Chef Oliver Wolf of Seneca Niagara Casino & ...
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Wingin’ it in Buffalo

Buffalo's Chicken Wing Crawl By: Megan Pasche There are some places that are synonymous with a type of food, and ...
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Bloody Mary

From Classic to Wacky By: Lynn Ogryzlo An evening cocktail, a famous brunch sipper or a hangover cure, this savory ...
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It’s The New Dinner Party: Brunch

By: Lynn Ogryzlo The most leisurely of all meals with no boundaries and no rules, brunch has become our new ...
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It’s The New Dinner Party: Brunch

By: Lynn Ogryzlo The most leisurely of all meals with no boundaries and no rules, brunch has become our new ...
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Megalomaniac Winery

Megalomaniac A True Canadian Winery

Megalomaniac Winery is nothing short of jaw dropping. Original in their product, bold in their flavours and audacious with their ...
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STAGES AT THE PANTAGES

By Lynn Ogryzlo  One of the greatest memories I cherish to this day was sitting in the grand Pantages Theatre ...
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Hop Along Niagara’s BEER TRAIL – Pelham & Ridgeway

Growing amongst Niagara’s acres of grapes is a brewing community that has beer drinkers flocking to the Niagara Region in ...
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Hop Along NIAGARA’S BEER TRAIL

Growing amongst Niagara’s acres of grapes is a brewing community that has beer drinkers flocking to the Niagara Region in ...
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Hop Along Niagara’s BEER TRAIL – Niagara Falls

Growing amongst Niagara’s acres of grapes is a brewing community that has beer drinkers flocking to the Niagara Region in ...
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Craft Beer

Hop Along Niagara’s BEER TRAIL – Pelham & Ridgeway

Growing amongst Niagara’s acres of grapes is a brewing community that has beer drinkers flocking to the Niagara Region in ...
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Hop Along Niagara’s BEER TRAIL – Niagara Falls

Growing amongst Niagara’s acres of grapes is a brewing community that has beer drinkers flocking to the Niagara Region in ...
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Craft Breweries

Hop Along NIAGARA’S BEER TRAIL

Growing amongst Niagara’s acres of grapes is a brewing community that has beer drinkers flocking to the Niagara Region in ...
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Charcuterie

In Defense of the Grazing Board

By lynn ogryzlo The grazing board: it’s a funny name that conjures up images of cows in a field. Yet ...
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Niagara Fishing

From LAKE to TABLE

THERE'S NO TASTE LIKE HOME. THESE NIAGARA AREA CATCHES ARE MAKING A SPLASH ON YOUR DINNER TABLE.  "It’s smaller and ...
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The Perfect Milkshake

Drive up to a window and order your shake. Drive around and the server in the window hands you your ...
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Fabulous Five Under One Roof

From quick food, take-away to luxurious fine dining experiences, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino has it all. $ - ...
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The Western Door

Food from the heart, drinks for the soul. From professional musician to top bartender, you can find the name Frank Ryan in ...
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Executive Chef Oliver Wolf

A Man to Satisfy Many Moods by Lynn Ogryzlo | Photography by A.J. Harlond If you had a behind the ...
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Chef Jeanie of Three Sister’s Restaurant

An Infatuated Chef, That Bodes Well For Diners! by Lynn Ogryzlo | photos by A.J. Harlond if I had a ...
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Loving The Bubbly

By: Angela Aiello Nothing says happiness quite like a glass of sparkling wine. Although it is often associated with celebrations ...
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Copacabana- Brazillian Weddings

The Copacabana Experience now available at the Hilton Garden Inn A wedding planned with Copacabana at Hilton Garden Inn is ...
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Have Your Cake & Eat It Too!

By Lynn Ogryzlo Take a look at wedding cakes on the web and you’ll see just how far we’ve come ...
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Coffee, Character, Community.

Niagara’s Best Independent Coffee Houses By Jill Tham Finding a good cup of coffee is easy, however the search for ...
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Pack This, Not That.

Healthy and Easy Food Substitutions Sometimes switching out simple ingredients for something else can make all the difference in calories, ...
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Take 5: Then Take it Easy

By Lynn Ogryzlo Contrary to what some may think, it doesn’t take a kitchen full of ingredients to make a ...
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13th Street Winery

From Blues to BBQs to World Class Wines By Gabrielle Tieman Pleasing everyone on a wine tour is not an ...
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Chef Jerry Nanda

EXECUTIVE CHEF AT MARRIOTT GATEWAY ON THE FALLS By: Megan Pasche | Photos by: AJ Harlond Jerry Nanda is one ...
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Ruth’s Sweet Potato Casserole

by Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Makes 4 Servings Ingredients Crust Mixture: ¾ cup brown sugar ¼ cup flour ¾ cup chopped ...
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The New Menu at Terrapin Grille

European Influence, Local Flavours Grocery shopping inside a two-hour radius from your home isn't an easy exercise. But when the ...
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Tasty Treats

By Anna Olson CARAMEL PEANUT POPCORN Makes about 7 cups •    5 cups popped popcorn kernels •    2 cups salted ...
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Brownie Loyalty: There Is No Such Thing

By: Lynn Ogryzlo It’s one of the top ten sexiest foods in the world. Thick, fudgy brownies, the kind that ...
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Rancourt Winery

The Art of Crafting Unique Wines By Gabrielle Tieman At Rancourt Winery, everything is about the finishing touches. From the ...
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Canadian Whisky

STILL THE BEST SELLING WHISKY IN NORTH AMERICA By: Lynn Ogryzlo “Gimme a whisky with ginger ale on the side ...
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Lost Teen to Chef de Cuisine

How Brett Hunt became a rising star amongst Toronto's culinary professionals By: Lauren Charley Brett Hunt is a 24 year ...
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The Meat of the Matter

Making Mouth Watering Ribs By: Lynn Ogryzlo With a beautiful winter Sunday ahead of me I want a warm weather ...
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The Pie Plate

Take Home a Piece of Niagara-on-the-Lake Nothing quite feels, or tastes, like home like a fresh baked pie. Whether it ...
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Ravine Vineyard Apple Pie Crumble

APPLE FILLING  • 6 cups peeled & chopped apples • ½ cup sugar • ½ tsp. cinnamon • ½ tsp ...
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My Favorite Wine Cellars

By: Sandra Ozkur Since the first time I descended the stone stairs into a European wine cellar, I have been ...
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Icewine Festival

By: Sandra Ozkur The Niagara Icewine Festival just keeps getting bigger and better, with an ever-increasing variety of events and ...
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Glorious Winter Flavors

The Five Key Ingredients to Keep the Winter Blahs at Bay By: Lynn Ogryzlo Yikes! Where did the summer go? ...
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How to Shop for Wine

By: Angela Aiello It’s no secret that the best part about wine is popping it open and enjoying it, but ...
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A Feisty Bowl of Texas Red

By: Lynn Ogryzlo  Chili con Carne sounds authentically Spanish. But how could it be? The Spaniards had never even seen ...
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All The Right Stuff

So it goes with most families: there seems to be one person who makes stuffing so superior, it leaves everyone ...
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A Few Of My Favourite Things

By: Andrea Kaiser Cream coloured ponies and crisp apple strudels, doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles. Mmm…schnitzel with ...
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Evan's Holiday Pours

Cheers! from around the world: Croatian Živjeli / Nazdravlje Dutch Proost French Santé / A la votre German Prost / ...
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Where Wine & Positivity Flow

By: Megan Pasche | Photos: A.J Harlond Riverview Cellars sits directly off the route of one of the prettiest drives ...
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Fire Lounge & Casino Bar

Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino offers two comfortable locations to enjoy premium cocktails and delicious beers on tap while taking ...
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Stixx Sports Bar

When it’s time to watch a great sports game or to simply catch up with friends in downtown Buffalo, Stixx ...
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Stir

Live performers, bevertainers, luxurious booths, stunning visual effects and open views from the newly redesigned casino floor... it’s all at ...
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La Cascata

You’ll feel comfortable and right at home when you dine at La Cascata – Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino’s authentic ...
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Koi

At Koi, savor a refreshing take on authentic Asian cuisine as it is fused with a modern approach to dining ...
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The Western Door II

A Seneca Steakhouse at Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino One of the most romantic places for dinner at Seneca Niagara ...
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Last Minute Preservations

Instead of throwing out the leftover food in your fridge because you are not sure what to do with it, ...
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Dijon and Lime Crusted Ontario Rack of Lamb with Minted Heirloom Tomato Salsa

Ingredients Lamb Ontario lamb rack Grainy Dijon mustard 1 lime juiced Salsa 2 cups of heirloom tomatoes, chopped 1 red ...
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MAPLE CRÈME with ALMOND CRACKLE

By Anna Olson The subtle sweetness of maple really adds a nice touch to this baked custard.  This is a ...
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Beer Makes it Better

By: Lynn Ogryzlo When I say ice cream floats, your mind probably goes to root beer or cola, but think ...
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Miso Maple Syrup Salmon

Prep time 5 minutes Cook time 15 minutes Serving     2 Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow miso paste 1 1/2 ...
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Growing your own Herbs: Thyme For Some Sage Advice

By: Megan Pasche Cultivating your own herb garden is fairly easy, even if you aren’t blessed with the greenest of ...
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Q&A with Chef Olivier Jansen-Reynaud: Creator of the Crookie

By: Megan Pasche | Photos by: AJ Harlond Chef Olivier Jansen-Reynaud, owner of Clafouti Patisserie et Café in Toronto, made ...
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My Hot Chocolate Love Affair

By: Lynn Ogryzlo I have a love affair with chocolate that has lasted as long as I can remember. I ...
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Louisiana Cuisine: A modern day mélange of flavours.

“Alligators outnumber people by 10 to 1 in Louisiana”, says Jeff Richard of the Louisiana Office of Tourism. As I ...
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Butter is Beautiful

By: Lynn Ogryzlo You’ve heard it before, “butter will kill you and broccoli will save your life”. But culinary icons ...
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Amarone: Grape to the bitter end

By Lynn Ogryzlo To the naked eye it’s a seductive mix of black chocolate and burnt cherry. Close your eyes ...
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Kitchen Tools

By: Lynn Ogryzlo “Who destroyed my butter!” Yes, I tend to get a little over excited when it comes to ...
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Food Bloggers

By: Jill Tham Eating Niagara: Food blogger with a social conscience “There is nothing better than the sense of pride ...
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Chicago: The sweetest place on earth.

Written and Photographed by Lynn Orgryzlo It didn’t all start with the great fire of Chicago (1871), but when candy ...
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Ravine Vineyard Wins Gold Medal

Ravine wins a Gold Medal Award for a wine that is near and dear to our hearts Ravine Vineyard accepts ...
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Rancourt Winery: The Art of Crafting Unique Wines

By Gabrielle Tieman At Rancourt Winery, everything is about the finishing touches. From the diverse impactful wines produced from home ...
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Crock-Pot Rules – how this small appliance saved one busy mom

By Jill Tham After my bridal shower, I sat on the floor surrounded by a pile of foreign kitchen gadgets ...
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Evan’s Wine Ratings

Evan Saviolidis is a Wine Tasting Challenge Grand Champion, Journalist for Canada’s largest wine magazine: Quench, Instructor for The Canadian ...
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Smoothie Therapy – Drink your way to good health

Written by: Lynn Ogryzlo | Photos by: Jon Ogryzlo I have been drinking a daily green smoothie religiously for as ...
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Pack This Not That: Healthy and Easy Food Substitutions

Sometimes switching out simple ingredients for something else can make all the difference in calories, but not necessarily in taste ...
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Foraging for Food

Written and photographed by Sandra Ozkur Foraging: to wander in search of food or provisions. The word conjures up images ...
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Summer Event Calendar

Henley Regatta August 4 to 10 at Henley Island in St. Catharines This year will mark the 132nd of this ...
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Celebrating the Spirit of the Grape Harvest at Niagara Wine Festival

By: Lauren Charley There is something divine about the peaceful scenery when cruising down long country roads, as the sun ...
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Hosting A Wine Tasting Party

By: Angela Aiello A wine tasting party is a great way to bring people together over the summer and learn ...
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A Unique Dining Experience

By: Megan Pasche | Photos by: David Haskell Perched high up on the 25th floor of Niagara Falls Tower Hotel, ...
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We All Want to Be Rich: Wine As A Business Currency

By: Angela Aiello [dropcap]L[/dropcap]iving a rich life is about having the currency to live big – to experience all that ...
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Packing the Perfect Lunch All Week Long

Sometimes, trying to think up and new exciting lunches to bring to work everyday can be a little bit trying…so ...
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Your Wine Personality

By: Angela Aiello We each have our own personality, which defines our smile, style and character. Quirky, lovely and unique ...
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Food On Your Face

It was in the first season of Breaking Bad. The beautiful Skylar White stood in her bathrobe in the kitchen ...
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Eat Your Way To Youthful Skin

By: Lynn Ogryzlo Society is obsessed with youth. I recently heard that science is close to developing the fountain-of-youth pill ...
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Wildfire Steakhouse: Cosmopolitan Hotel Toronto welcomes trendy new restaurant

By Bryan Dearsley Guests at Toronto’s Cosmopolitan Hotel – and food fans across this great city, for that matter – ...
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The Hottest Spot North of Brazil: Copacabana Brazilian Rodizio

[dropcap]C[/dropcap]opacabana is one of the best restaurants you’ll find that expertly combines delicious food with dinner theatre type entertainment. This ...
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My Magical Wine Cellar

By: Lynn Ogryzlo I used to have these incredible dreams:  I’d walk down a set of concrete stairs, and at ...
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Doc Magilligan’s: An Authentic Irish Pub

By: Megan Pasche “May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience and enough coins in your pocket to ...
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Here Comes the Sun!

Here Comes the Sun! Niagara Vintage Wine Review I can hear it now, the sound of that famous Beatle song ...
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The Thrill of The Chill

By: Lynn Ogryzlo Photos: Jon Ogryzlo You say ice cream, I say gelato. Is there a difference? It’s true, most ...
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The Best Butter Tarts

By: Lynn Ogryzlo Photos: Jon Ogryzlo I’ve never met a butter tart I didn’t like, but when it comes to ...
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The Summer of Wine

By: Angela Aiello There is nothing better than sipping a glass of wine while relaxing after a long week of ...
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Is That An Espresso Cup in Your Pants?

By: Lynn Ogryzlo When I started writing this story I asked almost everyone I met if they’d ever taken anything ...
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Shaw Festival Line Up

Festival Theatre Cabaret Running until October 26 Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub, the hottest nightclub in Berlin. American Cliff ...
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Dîner en Blanc: A Gala of Angels

By: Lynn Ogryzlo If the angels threw a gala, they would invite only the most interesting people and all would ...
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Chef Profile: Mark Longster

By: Megan Pasche Photographed by: AJ Harlond The Cannery Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Pillar and Post has a homey, rustic feel ...
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Food on the Move

By: Megan Pasche Food trucks have evolved way beyond French fry and hot dog stands; nowadays they are equivalent to ...
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A Day Out in Wine Country with Magnificent Tours

By: Lauren Charley Niagara Falls is renowned as an exhilarating tourist destination, offering many exciting day and night time activities ...
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Jackson Triggs Summer Concert Series

Sam Roberts Band June 13 and 14 Jesse Cook July 5 Alan Doyle July 11 Chantal Kreviazuk July 12 Colin ...
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Farmers’ Markets

By: Lynn Ogryzlo In Italy, my grandmother used to sell the hair from her hairbrush to the wigmaker at the ...
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Niagara’s 9 Best Picnic Locations and 9 Best Picnic Spreads

By: Lynn Ogryzlo Remember family picnics when you were a kid? Mother would miraculously pack the entire kitchen into a ...
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How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

By: Angela Aiello A wine tasting party is a great way to bring people together over the summer and learn ...
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Outdoor Party Guide

"As soon as you choose to celebrate something outside, it automatically puts a relaxed feeling on it. Guests look forward ...
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Today’s Best Patios

Along with the warm weather, there comes a certain feeling; a pull. It’s a need to spend as much time ...
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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Each issue we take readers on a tour of one of Niagara-On-The-Lake’s most beautiful houses, providing a glimpse behind the ...
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Niagara’s Outdoor Festivals

By: Megan Pasche Niagara is a Region of festivals; there are festivals to celebrate tons of different things, from our ...
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GRILLED STUFFED JALAPENOS with POLENTA & CHEESE

Courtesy of Michael and Anna Olson GRILLED STUFFED JALAPENOS with POLENTA & CHEESE A creamy cooked polenta filling laden with ...
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Eating From An International Garden

By: Lynn Ogryzlo One of these summers I’d love to plant a garden that gives me the right kinds of ...
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Being Part of the Cool Crowd

By: Angela Aiello [dropcap]W[/dropcap] ell, it’s Winter in Canada – and it sure has been a cold one. Other than ...
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Recipes by Anna Olson: Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe by: Anna Olson Photograph by: Ryan Szulc There’s something some friendly and welcoming about Lemon Meringue Pie, especially as ...
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Chef Ron Kneabone

By: Nicole Guerin The Terrapin Grille at the Marriott Fallsview Hotel is fine dining at its true finest. Executive Chef ...
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Herbs to Cocktails

Written by: Lynn Ogryzlo Photos by: Jon Ogryzlo [dropcap]F[dropcap]arm to table takes on a whole new meaning when distiller, Geoff ...
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Berries and Cherries

By: Lynn Ogryzlo [dropcap]I[/dropcap] rresistible pints of just picked berries, naturally nutritious, colorful and sweet will soon line tables at ...
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Pepper Palace: The Heat Is On

By: Megan Pasche I can honestly say that the hottest thing I have ever tasted is Death by Salsa available ...
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Creating Perfect Pairings

By: Megan Pasche One of the most anticipated culinary events of the year, the Annual Icewine Makers Dinner, took place ...
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Carpe Zythum: Seize the Beer

A Taste of Something Different in Niagara-on-the-Lake by Richard Nicol There are many aspects that define Niagara, and though many ...
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Twisted, Buttery, Beer Pretzels

Written by: Lynn Ogryzlo Photographed by: Jon Ogryzlo They’re irresistible, seductive and delicious. Soft German beer pretzels taste of sweet ...
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Experience Wine Country: The Growth and Development of Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Written by: Lauren Charley Photographed by: AJ Harlond Driving down the long driveway off Four Mile Creek Road, hearing the ...
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Chef Profile: Marc Lyons Executive Chef at Queen’s Landing

By: Megan Pasche Photos by: AJ Harlond The bright, beautiful dining room in Tiara Restaurant has windows that line the ...
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Deborah Pratt: The Charming Face of Niagara’s Wine Industry

Written and Photographed by Sandra Ozkur Year after year, millions of visitors come to Niagara wine country to take part ...
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Massimo Capra

Written by: Lynn Ogryzlo Photographed by: AJ Harlond One bite of celebrity chef Massimo Capra’s cuisine and your senses will ...
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Get Your Grilling On

By: Andrea Kaiser Some of my favourite summer memories are of the big cook outs my Dad used to have ...
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Tea Culture in Niagara

By: Lynn Ogryzlo Photos by: Jon Ogryzlo It was the combination of sugar and caffeinated tea that gave the working ...
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Straight Up, Stirred and Shaken: Icewine Cocktails

By: Andrea Kaiser Icewine is Canada’s gift of nature, a sweet nectar produced by allowing grapes to freeze on the ...
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Days of Wine and Chocolate

What better time for enjoying wine and chocolate than during the wintery, romantic month of February? And how nice for ...
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The Old Scow: A Brief History

By: Megan Pasche Out in the middle of the Niagara River, not far from the brink of the Falls, sits ...
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Chef Profile: Chef Chris Smythe

Chef Chris Smythe was born, raised and started his career right here in Niagara; and he loves it. With such ...
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Willow Cakes and Pastries: A Tasty Treat in Niagara-on-the-Lake

By: Megan Pasche Sitting inconspicuously on the corner of Mary Street, is Willow Cakes and Pastries, a European style bakery ...
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Six Generations of Winemaking

Written and photographed by Sandra Ozkur In 2014, Konzelmann Estate Winery, located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will celebrate its 30th anniversary. The ...
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Dan Aykroyd: He’s a Wine Man

By: Megan Pasche Dan Aykroyd is a man who has brought entertainment, in the form of music and laughter, into ...
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The Shaw Festival Film Series: Fantastic Films and Delicious Food

By: Megan Pasche Once the actors and actresses of the Shaw give their final performance for the live theatre season, ...
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Ruth Fertel: The Story of the Empress of Steaks

By: Megan Pasche Ruth Fertel, the woman behind one of the world’s biggest steakhouse chains probably has one of the ...
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Every Woman is a Wine Woman

By: Angela Aiello During the Second World War, the character of ‘Wonder Woman’ was created as a warrior princess who ...
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Seriously Pink – Where to Find the Best Wine

by Andrea Kaiser Growing up a winemaker’s daughter, you would think that I would always be eager to try new ...
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The Wide World of Bagels

How do you like your bagels? Chewy and dense, or soft and springy? You can top them with smoked salmon, ...
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Mele Trattoria: Inspired Italian

By: Megan Pasche [box type="shadow"]Trattoria: an Italian term for a small casual restaurant. Traditionally, a family run establishment that offers ...
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Wine How-To

By Angela Aiello We know you love wine. Seriously, what’s not to love about it! As the summer weather approaches ...
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Best Breakfasts: Bleu Turtle Bistro

Written by Megan Pasche, Photographed by Sarah Neilson Bleu Turtle 215 St. Paul Street West St. Catharines www.bleuturtle.com The Bleu ...
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Taste Niagara: A Short List of the Best Foods you’ll want to Put in your Mouth

I canvassed Niagara happily, putting my stomach to work to compile a short list of Niagara’s must-try dishes Niagarans love ...
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Locally Grown Superfoods: Niagara’s Bounty

By: Megan Pasche Superfoods have become a bit of a buzzword in the last little while, but that doesn’t negate ...
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Locally Grown Superfoods: Niagara’s Bounty

By: Megan Pasche Superfoods have become a bit of a buzzword in the last little while, but that doesn’t negate ...
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Home-Baked Sweetness From the Heart

Frankincense and myrrh may have passed out of favour as Christmas gifts, but the spirit that inspired them as gifts ...
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50 Interesting Wine Facts and Tips

by Angela Aiello 1. To become more aware of the wine you like and dislike, use these five easy steps ...
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It’s just really N’Icewine

Written by Sandra Ozkur Icewine, Canada’s most internationally recognized wine, is becoming a party favourite among the Millennial Generation. It ...
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Loving Australian Terroir

By: Angela Aiello Australia is often talked about as a destination for the traveller’s bucket-list. If you haven’t already noticed ...
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Building A Better Grilled Cheese

By: Lynn Ogryzlo Build an “Oh My Gosh that was good” experience from the traditional bread, butter, and cheese sandwich ...
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