All is fair with Fairouz, Ottawa

♫ “halloumi, loves hal–louv‘-you”, a song from my heart as I had a squeaky bite of the combination of halloumi and tart preserved cranberries. READ MORE: What else we ate, saw and loved in Ottawa I felt absolutely spoilt by our dishes at Fairouz, this wasn’t fair. As our first evening in Ottawa, on a rainy Friday night with…

In Toronto: So Long, Cherry Blossoms!

As expected, the thrill of cherry blossoms gracing Toronto was short-lived! I’m usually not one to go out of my way for these planters, but since I had a free Monday to diddle-daddle I went out of my way to go to High Park! And luckily for us, it was the very first day of…

A #GoodFoodPromise Made Tasty by Fionn MacCool’s!

Last week, we visited Fionn MacCool’s to check out their new #GoodFoodPromise. What’s it all about? A step into a new direction dedicated to serving up a combination of locally sourced ingredients by environmentally sustainable means. Beef is supplied by hormone and antibiotic-free Beretta Farms, all seafood is sustainably caught and ocean-wise certified as well as the…

In Pictures: Sushi-Making at Ebisu, Toronto + Get your Free Ramen

Watching Jiro Dreams of Sushi just once did not prepare me for this moment. Be real delicate with the rice, or in my case, the sushi will end up clumped and mushed together with each bite. With the guidance of Chef Tatuka Matsuda at Ebisu, we were each able to take part in forming sushi in…

Meet: The Sushi-Burger-Doughnut, “DOSHI”

Previous to my Square Fish experience, I imagined a lot to go wrong with novelty shaped sushi. The rice would fall apart, ingredients would be dry and what is so hard about getting fresh sashimi! But… very wonderfully, there was nothing out of place with these sushi-doughnuts “doshi” and squares “mosiac” – learn the terminology,…