Experiences

Getting Inspired to Cook with Chef Michael Smith

Even after 15 years on Food Network Canada, Cascade Platinum is the first product Chef Michael Smith has agreed to partner with. “I’ve been using Cascade for as long as I can remember. When I empty the dishwasher, I’m not staring at my dishes looking for spots. I trust that...

That Time I Created My Ultimate Montreal Itinerary for Ford

A few weeks ago, Ford invited me to test out the 2014 Ford Focus by creating my own custom itinerary for a weekend in Montreal. I jumped at the chance, and not only because my own car was busy falling apart in front of me. I loved the idea of...

That Time I Did a Glow Cleanse

The summer of 2013 seemed to be packed full of food trucks, trips to amazing ice cream shops and discovering the newest culinary hot spots. With the change of season I figured now is the time to start anew from the inside out. Enter the Glow Cleanse. Juicing is all...

Five Tips for Planning a Girls’ Weekend

Your girls’ weekend will probably be made up of 4–10 of your closest friends. Mine was spent with 250 strangers. (Nice strangers, that is. Ones that were high off the thrill of winning a trip.) Having won a weekend for four in Montreal by entering a draw in either a...

That Time I Completed Tough Mudder Bromont 2013

Hello, my name is Erinn and I am a Tough Mudder. I have the orange headband to prove it. In April, we told you all about Tough Mudder. Many readers probably thought, “Electroshock Therapy, butter greased monkey bars and something called an Arctic Enema? No thanks!” I, on the other...

That Time We Made Confidences at Au Pain Doré

As if we needed yet another reason to visit one of our favourite local bakeries, Au Pain Doré recently introduced three new seasonal flavours to their Confidence dessert lineup and we were invited to sample the goods. Introduced in 1990, these delicate desserts have become a long-standing favourite. Somewhere between...

Formula For Fabulous

What with our seemingly endless winters, and the corresponding parade of Sorel boots and Canada Goose coats that comes with it, it’s easy to forget how glamorous Montreal can be. But as soon as summer arrives and the red carpets roll out for F1, we’re reminded that we do, in...

That Time I Drove to the Muskokas and Ate Everything

I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself an automobile aficionado, but I definitely know my way around a plate of food. So when I was invited to test drive the new 2013 Buick Encore on a road trip titled “Tantalize your Tastebuds,” I figured there was no better way to get into...

That Time I Met Chef Daniel Boulud

I have had a thing for French chefs and cooking since before the days of The Food Network and its foodie denizens, so when the opportunity arose to interview renowned chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel’s Maison Boulud, I jumped at it without hesitation. Chef Boulud was...

Montréal en Lumière at Restaurant Sinclair

Montréal en Lumière is one of our favourite festivals of the year, and it isn’t just because it lights up the city both figuratively and literally. Every year, this festival revives Montreal’s food scene by bringing in fresh ideas and even fresher talent. This year, we were invited to dine...