Searching for Cinderella

One of my most anticipated guests was missing at Thanksgiving, though I’d hunted all over Toronto for her. I’m talking about Cinderella, the cheese from St-Raymond de Portneuf, Quebec, voted best in the world recently at the World Cheese Awards 2009. The nice guys at Alex Farm (Danforth and Chester) were confident their supplier would […]

12.10.2009 · Filled under: Food · No Comments »
Has anyone seen my perogy?

Has anyone seen my perogy?

6’2″, eyes of blue, has anyone seen my pyrohy? It’s almost impossible to find those tasty pillows of stuffed dough in the east end so Mario and I made sure we got to the Toronto Ukrainian Festival last weekend to get our fill. It’s the largest Ukrainian festival in North America, big enough to close […]

27.09.2009 · Filled under: Festivals & Events, Food · Tags: , · No Comments »
Great Escapes

Great Escapes

After getting caught in Jonas Brothers fandemonium on Bloor last week when the Toronto International Film Festival opened (no, I didn’t spot Joe himself jogging, just the swarm of fans and paparazzi chasing him), I escaped TIFF madness on Sunday by going down to Toronto’s eastern Beaches. I started at Woodbine where the volleyballers – and […]

14.09.2009 · Filled under: Canada, Festivals & Events · Tags: , , · No Comments »
Miami Dreams

Miami Dreams

Miami was a dream in which I was a mermaid, drifting in the humid strata between sky and sea, living like a mermaid on raw (or nearly raw) fish: a sugar cane tuna lollipop at OLA, shrimp tiraditos at Sra. Martinez, smoked marlin tacos and myriad ceviches here and there. The sunfaded splendour of South […]

29.08.2009 · Filled under: Architecture, Food · Tags: , , , · No Comments »

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch

I never leave the house without my camera. This morning, though, preoccupied by thoughts of how Hurricane Bill might impact my trip to South Beach, I ran out to the bank leaving it on the charger. Halfway there, I saw two kids let go of a foil balloon that rose, glittering, against the sky. I was […]

18.08.2009 · Filled under: Uncategorized · Tags: , · No Comments »
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