Review: Toronto Ribfest 2012

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It’s the Canada Day long weekend, which can mean a number of things – an extra day off work, a trip to the cottage, fireworks, or… Ribfest. Held every year in Centennial Park over the Canada Day weekend, Toronto’s Ribfest is a chance for you to stuff your face full of ribs, pulled pork, smoked chicken, blooming onions, and whatever else you happen to find.
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June Foodie Penpals – Reveal Day

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It’s June 30th which means it’s reveal day for the Foodie Penpal program. The Foodie Penpal program is the brainchild of Lindsay over at The Lean Green Bean.  I love the idea of penpals and getting something in the mail other than my credit card bill. Interested? Here’s how the exchange works: Continue reading “June Foodie Penpals – Reveal Day”

Fresh Find Friday – Munching at Menchies

I see lots of bloggers posting ice cream recipes and I have no room for an ice cream machine in my freezer. Kinda makes me sad. You thought the real estate market was bad? Try finding space in my freezer. Geez! But not having an ice cream machine isn’t all that bad because it’s a great excuse for me to get out and try something new. Enter Menchie’s, a popular self-serve fro-yo chain from the US. Yeah they’ve been around for a while but it’s new to Canada. And for all of you Dole Whip fans out there, if you can’t get to Disney World, Disneyland or Hawaii, you’ll want to keep reading.  Continue reading “Fresh Find Friday – Munching at Menchies”

Torta All’Olio D’Oliva (Olive Oil Cake)

You know how there are some TV personalities that you could just watch for hours on end? It doesn’t matter what they’re talking about or what they’re cooking, they’re just nice to look at and that makes for good TV! Those of you familiar with David Rocco and Dolce Vita know what I’m talking about. So I was really excited to try a recipe from his latest book ‘Made in Italy’. Continue reading “Torta All’Olio D’Oliva (Olive Oil Cake)”

Mango Coconut Baked Oatmeal (vegan)

I like eating oatmeal before I go for my weekend long runs. My favorite is plain oatmeal sweetened with a bit of maple syrup. Not very creative but it gets the job done. It does get boring after a while. I’ve tried eating cold cereal instead but it just doesn’t cut it because I often feel hungry an hour later. When I came across a recipe for baked oatmeal, I was intrigued and knew that I had to try it. Time to change things up!

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Race Report – Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K (2012)

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The Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K was held this morning on June 23, 2012. I was going to ask how often do you get to run at the airport, but I think I know the answer to that question. The best part about this race is that you’re not carrying a 20 pound suitcase trying to make it to your gate on time: you’re out on the tarmac and planes are landing and taking off as you run. How cool is that? The money raised from the race goes to a great charity –  Hope Air which helps financially disadvantaged Canadians make travel arrangements for specialized health care. Continue reading “Race Report – Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K (2012)”