Category Tastings & Other Light Food Fare

Unplugging, Toasting and Tasting The Season [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

I’ve had the great pleasure of participating in a number of winery passport events; they are delectable and a joy to experience with friends and this Taste the Season was no exception. Yet, let me tell you, among all that fun is also a lot of work when you have the added responsibility of covering […]

An Organic Feast Like No Other: Feast of Fields 2014

I’m Italian and have spent the better part of the last 30 years of my life feasting. I never turn down the opportunity or invitation to feast. So when the opportunity came to attend the Ontario Organic Feast of Fields for the 3rd year in a row my course was set. Armed with a crutch […]

Sippin’ and Sizzlin’ into Summer [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

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 […]

Signs Of Spring With Get Fresh [20 Valley Wineries, ON]

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 […]

The 24th Annual Feast of Fields [Nobleton, ON]

On a sunny day in September 2013, the Cold Creek Conservation Area transformed into the 24th Annual Feast of Fields where hundreds of people gathered together to feast on delicious organic foods, and I was one of them. I first started consciously eating organic meats, produce and dairy during University when I could spare the […]

Coming Up! The 24th Annual Feast of Fields [Nobleton, ON]

September is fast approaching and so is the 24th annual feast of fields. This organic festival welcomes handfuls of proud organic loving chefs and other vendors to the Cold Creek Conservation area to share their culinary creations with food lovers like me. Visit their website – Feast of Fields Ontario – to secure your tickets […]

Celebrate Spring with Wine and Herb [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

There are two events that tell me that Spring has arrived – first, when my good friend Julie’s seeds are ready to transfer into her front garden and second, when Ontario asparagus hits our local farmer’s markets. And, once these two events have occurred I also know that the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are gearing up […]