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September 13th, 2014

My pierogi lunch at Polonez in honour of the Roncesvalles Polish festival included this gorgeous borscht consommé with mushroom dumplings. (And some awesome plum pierogies for dessert.) (at Cafe Polonez)

September 11th, 2014
Sweet Istria (Sladka Istra), the international festival of desserts and sweet products, is the biggest event of that kind in Slovenia. It is a way of maintaining and continuing with the production of sweet masterpieces of our ancestors. It also offers and presents new and creative forms of contemporary confectionery and sweet products making in Slovenia. Furthermore, it is also an opportunity to get to know and try foreign sweet products.
Sign me up for a visit to Slovenia for this amazing-looking festival! (Sweet Istria)
September 7th, 2014

Biking out of the Don Valley up Milkman’s Lane, a thigh-burning gravel trail that leads into Rosedale. (at Milkman’s Lane)

September 6th, 2014

King of the castle. (at Casa Loma)

September 4th, 2014

Just a gratuitous pretty lake shot from yesterday’s canoeing. I am so not ready for summer to be over. (This is Christie Lake near-ish to Hamilton.)

September 3rd, 2014

Whitehorse #latergram - this is Taylor House, built in 1937 by Aline and Bill Taylor, local business people who ran stores across the Yukon from the turn of the century through the ’60s.

September 3rd, 2014

A gorgeous day paddling at the Christie Lake Conservation area. We got out on the bike trails too! #sweetride

September 2nd, 2014

Another thing I made this weekend from @golubka’s #thevibranttable - yummy chocolate bars with hemp seeds and millet puffs and a centre filling of prune purée. #sweetsweet

August 31st, 2014

I’ve been working my way through a new cookbook this weekend, The Vibrant Table by the lovely @golubka. There’s a lot still in progress (sprouted chickpeas and naturally fermented oat yogurt don’t come together in five minutes, you know) but the book has a lot of simple ideas, too, like this layered strawberry-oat smoothie that’s helping me forget it’s the last day of August.

August 31st, 2014

On Friday I picked up the most gorgeous bunch of local organic carrots with tops. The green fronds were so lush and fluffy I couldn’t bear to throw them out. Half went into last night’s pesto, and the rest I tossed into the blender with a banana, frozen mango, hemp protein and coconut oil to make this vibrant smoothie for breakfast.

August 30th, 2014

Pink smoothie for breakfast: roasted beet, frozen cranberries, banana, a few dates and a spoonful of hemp protein.

August 27th, 2014

Don’t you just want to scritch behind her ear? (via

August 26th, 2014

Spent an awesome afternoon trying out the awesome XC biking trails @silverstarmr. Did two greens (one from the top of the chairlift, seen here) and a blue trail that challenged me a lot but was a ton of fun. What a great place to spend a summer day - and they’re putting in even more trails next year! (at Silverstar Mountain Resort)


Travelling the world (and especially Toronto) with writer and editor Kat Tancock. Also drop by my silly cat Tumblr, Cats I have met while travelling.

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