Sip and Sizzle

It’s beyond me why mother earth kept summer from us for so long this year. Thankfully, May brought with it buds on the vines and hope of the warmer weather that was to come. And, I had the pleasure of enjoying the sunshine with a glass of wine in one hand and some nosh in […]

RBG Arboretum - Magnolia

There isn’t anything I don’t love about Magnolia trees; they are gorgeous to look at and smell like a fresh spring day. I first saw one in full bloom when I lived in Niagara on a neighbour’s lawn around the corner from my home. In the spring I drove by it every day on my […]

Get Fresh - Vineland Estates

I thought that Mother Nature was never going to let Spring out to play this year! Thankfully, by the time April and Get Fresh arrived the sun was mostly shining and I had retired my winter boots and jacket. As much as I sincerely enjoyed the wine and food pairings during this Twenty Valley Tourism […]

Mountsberg - Collecting Sap

I love maple syrup. It’s sticky, honey-brown, delicious on pancakes with sausages and I couldn’t be luckier that nearly 100% of all the maple syrup in the world is made within a day’s drive from my own front yard. Usually, the first week in April has hubby and I driving to his hometown of Elmira, […]

Icewine Festival - Peller Dining Room

Every year in March and November, Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake run an 8-day event called Fabulicious. During this culinary event there are 17 restaurants who participate and this past November none of their menus made it easy to choose where to go. However, having fallen in love with Chef Jason Parson’s home made ice wine […]

Shaw Club Hotel - Kingsize Bed

Tucked away at the East end of Niagara-on-the-Lake lies one of this quaint town’s finest hotels, the Shaw Club Hotel. This 4-diamond getaway boasts a 4-diamond restaurant called Zee’s Grill and one of Ontario’s Finest Spas, The Shaw Club Spa. This great Niagara-on-the-Lake landmark is named after Bernard Shaw of the world-renown Shaw Festival Theatre […]

Sunny Point Resort - View from Our Balcony

This summer my thoughtful and scheming hubby “kiss-napped” me for my birthday and surprised me with a mid-week getaway to a beautiful Muskokan resort just outside of Parry Sound called Sunny Point. I have been saving this piece in my back pocket for a cold winter day in order to relive the warm, sun-filled days […]

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