Around the world via 10 ethnic neighbourhoods in Toronto, Canada

With international travel plans still on hold, I have not been doing the trip planning that I normally would at the start of a new year. Instead, I’ve been looking for places to discover locally, and what better way to substitute travel abroad than exploring the cultures of Toronto? Toronto, Ontario is the most diverse…

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Maple pecan baked brie

I haven’t posted a new recipe for awhile, so I’m finally bringing you a fresh one for the winter season. We found a simple recipe for baked brie that only requires five ingredients, producing a perfect combination of sweet and savoury. This is an ever popular appetizer served at holiday parties, but during these days…

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2020: A year in review

Happy holidays! As the year finally wraps up, it’s time to look back at all that has happened during the mess that was 2020. I would have liked to write a similar post as I did in 2019, reflecting on my top travel moments of the year, but you all know how our globetrotting dreams…

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On this day: Lower Manhattan, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On December 6, 2017, I was in Lower Manhattan, New York City. As we approached the end of our week in New York City, we ventured back to the south end of Manhattan Island to explore further. In…

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Lockdown dining: What we’re eating in Toronto

As of this week, our province is officially in its second lockdown. Indoor dining has been restricted again, so we are back to curbside pickup and delivery. Earlier in the spring, I published a post on a few of our favourite takeout meals, and it’s now time for an update with new additions. I actually…

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Holiday recipe roundup

Around this time last year, I started Mr. Chuckles’ Cooking Corner on the blog and now that we’ve come full circle 12 months later, I’m going to share with you a look back at a few of our best holiday season recipes. Most of them are for dessert! Rosemary and thyme pot roast According to…

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Photo Friday: Fine fruits of Japan

I love a juicy piece of fresh fruit as much as the next person, but Japan takes fruit to the next level. One of the most interesting concepts we observed during our visit there was the luxury fruit market, which elevates produce to works of art. During our food tour in Tokyo, our guide took…

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Odds and ends: Final days in Tokyo

On our final few days in Japan, we continued exploring around the great city of Tokyo. Following a day of visiting quiet, historic sites including the neighbourhood of Yanaka and the Imperial Palace, we switched gears and went on to see more of the lively, modern side of Tokyo. We started off with the district…

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On this day: Discovering Tokyo, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 14, 2018, I was beginning my exploration of Tokyo, Japan. Following a few days in Kyoto and Osaka, we moved onto the last portion of our trip to Japan, which would be spent in the world-class…

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On this day: Osaka, Japan

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries. On November 12, 2018, I was in Osaka, Japan. We had spent two fun-filled days in Kyoto and wanted to break things up with a day trip over to Osaka. At only about 20 minutes away from Kyoto…

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