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Schwartz’s Deli – Montreal, Quebec
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Schwartz’s Deli – Montreal, Quebec
If you eat meat, Schwartz’s Deli should be on your food radar if you ever make it to Montreal. Billed as the oldest deli in Canada, Schwartz’s as long been known for their Montreal Smoked Meat. Walking north up St Laurent Blvd, you know you’re getting close when you start to sme...
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Christian Faure Patisserie – Montreal, Quebec
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It has been cold in Montreal. Something about the wind and damp air really gets to your bones. This means you need frequent stops for some kind of warming beverage. Wandering around the windy streets of Old Montreal, we were directed to Maison Christian Faure Patisserie to warm up. The small-ish ...
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Open Up and Om – I’ve Started a Podcast
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I told myself that 2017 was the year I start I podcast. Having never built a podcast, I’m thankful that the internet is full of great information to help you go through the process. So after a few months of reading, listening, and absorbing, I committed to my plan and set out on my mission;...
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Apple Pulp Muffins
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Maybe it’s because I consumed about two liters of juice last week when I was sick, but as someone who normally never drinks juice, I was excited to juice some apples tonight. That fresh unfiltered apple flavour. So good! Now, the downside of juicing is that you take all the fiber and ‘...
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Me Undies – Not Food
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Stay with me here. I know this isn’t about food, but it’s almost as good. Like good food, it takes awhile to appreciate good underwear. That’s probably because our parents don’t want to spend their hard earned dollars on fancy underwear just so we can fill it with poop as ...
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Poached Pears – ala David Lebovitz
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Poached Pears – ala David Lebovitz
I knew right away after picking up a bag of pears from Steve and Dan’s this past weekend, I was going to poach pears. And while you could go and buy a bunch of marsala wine to poach your pears, I wanted to keep it as easy as possible. Cue up poaching pears with David … Continue readin...
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Fresh BC Fruit – March Fruit Ambassador
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Fresh BC Fruit – March Fruit Ambassador
Fruit, like humans, isn’t perfect. One of the things I love the most about Steve & Dan’s Fresh BC Fruit is that they sell fruit that has grown up and faced what the world has to offer it. We could all do our part by not skipping over items that don’t live up to ‘perfec...
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Solstice Seasonal Cuisine – Edmonton, Alberta
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Had my first meal at Solstice last night. Cozy room. Decent prices. Good food. Menu is small and concise; reminds me of Red Ox. The two knocks are both timing related. The length of time to receive our food after ordering was substantial and the dishes were delivered to the table with significant...
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HALO Bar and Bistro – Edmonton, Alberta
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HALO Bar and Bistro – Edmonton, Alberta
What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think about eating at the Edmonton International Airport? Maybe it’s grabbing a Starbucks breakfast sandwich, a burger from Chili’s, or appetizers at one of the ‘bars’. I’m almost certain, you aren’t picturing hip, Friday night-out experien...
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Empowered Yoga Teacher Training
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Empowered Yoga Teacher Training
For those that don’t know, I’ve been working on my 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training through Empowered Yoga this fall. After practicing yoga for almost 15 years, it has been a heart warming and self-reflecting adventure taking on this challenge. And while it wraps up in a few weeks, I...
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