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what to do this weekend: taste of toronto

Torontonians, foodies and tourists alike – UNITE! At Fort York in downtown Toronto, that is.

taste of toronto what to do this weekend: taste of toronto

Last night marked the grand debut of the first Taste of Toronto, where culinary delights can be tasted, cooking classes can be taken, and foodie heroes can be met. Featuring 17 of Toronto’s top chefs, you can sample over 50 signature small plates from each restaurant. Find your favourite? You could then learn how to make it from the chef in the Metro Master Class tent. Be sure to sign up ASAP though as classes fill up quickly!

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summer garden party

Summer is finally here and with the beautiful weather upon us, are you ready a summer garden party? I hosted one a couple of weeks ago at my roof top garden, and added three special touches to make the party a memorable one.  Today, I want share with you on how to put together an effortlessly elegant summer party.

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host gift idea: graphic bottle openers

How amazing are these bottle openers from Fort Standard?  CrestBottleOpeners host gift idea: graphic bottle openers

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new-use tuesdays: ketchup

Your fries can’t live without it, your grilled cheese sandwich yearns for it, your hot dog begs for it. Ketchup is a household staple. I don’t even eat the stuff, but my fridge is always stocked with it (what kind of hostess would I be if it wasn’t?). Here are a few less common but very effective uses for the condiment that you may not have considered before.

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Courtesy of Heinz Canada. 

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easy summer dessert idea: ice cream sandwiches

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer! I’d like to share the easiest summer dessert idea. We had our engagement party this past weekend, and after dinner we busted out individual ice cream sandwiches.

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friday happy hour: aperol spritz

During the winter, I shared warm-you-up boozy drinks each Friday afternoon. Well, I’d like to bring the Friday happy hour back with a summery spin! Since there’s nothing quite like a cool bevvie at the end of a long work week, I’ll share a refreshing cocktail recipe each Friday for the next month or so. Next up: an Aperol spritz recipe. This Italian aperitivo (a pre-dinner cocktail) is light and refreshing – best served before a lingering alfresco meal.

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friday happy hour: watermelon lime refresher

During the winter, I shared warm-you-up boozy drinks each Friday afternoon. Well, I’d like to bring the Friday happy hour back with a summery spin! Since there’s nothing quite like a cool bevvie at the end of a long work week, I’ll share a refreshing cocktail recipe each Friday for the next month or so. First up is this sweet and light watermelon lime refresher. Best enjoyed on a rooftop patio, it’s a mix of watermelon, mint and lime with the added hydrating benefits of pure coconut water.

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summer pizza

Summer is one of the busiest times of year around our house. I am always on the lookout for simple recipes I can throw together last minute. This is a perfect recipe for entertaining, it has a handful of ingredients, and only requires a few minutes on the grill, just make sure you have enough when guests ask for seconds!!!

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cake decorating: the petal cake

My lovely niece celebrated a milestone birthday last week. She turned one! Which meant that it was the perfect opportunity for me to try my hand at a new cake. I’ve tried the ombre rose cake and the pastel swirl cake but this time, I was eager to try the petal cake.

As always, I spent hours researching this cake online. There are lots of blog posts out there with tips to help you perfect the look. And I also watched a few YouTube tutorials like this one from Leslie Green and this one from The Boy Who Bakes.

Once I had done my research, it was time to get started!

I used three cakes so that it would have enough height to show off the ombre effect. Once the cakes were baked and cooled, I gave the cake a crumb coat and let that set before starting with the petal cake icing technique. Here’s how it looked with just the crumb coat:

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places to go, people to see: bacardi festival libre

Take advantage of patio weather before it’s gone. Sure, you love your local bar, but the city’s largest licensed outdoor patio is worth checking out. Paying homage to its boozy heritage, starting today at 2 p.m., Toronto’s Distillery District is playing host to a three-day festival celebrating the rum cocktail and the rich Cuban culture that bred it. Organized by rum authority Bacardi, the Festival Libre will populate the cobblestone streets of the historic Canadian site with music, dance, art and food you’d more often find on the streets of Havana. Here’s a glance at what you can expect. (Not a Torontonian? Don’t worry. The festival will touch base in Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal before summer’s over.)

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