We learned how to make pierogi this Christmas!

Every year for Christmas, my Nana Helen (mother of my mother) makes pierogies. My mom's side of the family is Polish/Ukrainian, and while we dabble only very lightly in Eastern European holiday tradition, pierogies and sour cream are staples at all family events (along with cabbage rolls and borscht, but pierogies are the undeniable fan…

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Toronto Adventures – An Assortment of Weekend Activities

We've been back in Toronto since July, and having a blast. Though we've been pretty tied up with work and back-to-school prep (for me), and fostering with the Annex Cat Rescue, we've also found time to explore the city. Typically we spend our weekends on long walks, punctuated by food and wine. Below are the photos…

Watching the Dream, Girl premiere in NYC (and how you can see it too!)

Quick note off the top: Dream, Girl will be on a quick tour through Ottawa, Waterloo, and Toronto during the first week of November! Today I'm writing about my trip to see the film in New York, but I already have my ticket to see it again in Toronto, and you can get yours here!…

Exploring your backyard when you live in Wine Country

For the majority of my life, I grew up in Grimsby, a town in the municipality of "Niagara". This particular municipality is home to the rather famous Niagara Falls, and it's now also home to a flourishing wine industry. The Niagara Wine Industry has grown significantly in the past 30 years. I don't remember much…

Canadian Thanksgiving traditions in Grimsby

It's American Thanksgiving, so it's as good a time as any to write about our adventures during the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. A couple of years ago, I went to Ottawa and spent Thanksgiving weekend with Kevin. While there, I ate the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner that I'd ever had. Since we're back in Grimsby, room-mating…