After our awesome experience at Casa Mun, we were keen to try even more closed door restaurants. We had heard lots of great (not just good) things about Cocina Sunae so decided to celebrate our 8-year date-iversary there. Cocina Sunae Unlike some other closed door restaurants, Sunae (a New York transplant) and her Argentine husband
First of all, I’ve been planning this post for a long time. Much longer than the Toronto Library strike. So this post isn’t really a political statement. Second of all, I hope everyone noticed my awesome pun in the title of this post. If you didn’t, take a sec, and go read it again. ‘Cause
Last Saturday we spent the day in Tigre, which was amazing. I shot b&w film in Tigre, so you are going to have to wait for the images, but once they’re developed I will certainly share more! By the time we got back to our apartment late Saturday evening, we were worn out. Shells of
In my quest to become the Richmond food blogger, I’ve become so busy thinking about restaurant reviews that I haven’t posted a recipe post in… well… a long time. And while it is true that eating at this many restaurants means I’m not cooking as much, I’m still cooking a lot, and becoming ever more
On Friday, we decided to take our friend Ian to the ecological reserve in Puerto Madero. Buenos Aires is a city of contrasts and the ecological reserve in Puerto Madero is striking example of these. If you are familiar with Yaletown, Puerto Madero is like Yaletown. If not – imagine modern, glassy, shiny, buildings. But,
El Ateneo Grand Splendid, located at Santa Fe 1860 in Buenos Aires, is the most amazing bookstore I’ve ever been to. Originally a theatre, Teatro Grand Splendid, it was converted into a bookstore and cafe. One word sums it up perfectly: breathtaking. On the old stage of the theatre, you find a cafe. A perfect
We walk down Malabia street in Palermo Soho several times a day. About a kilometre away from our apartment, at the corner of Malabia and Charcas is a Manger. A place that stops us in our tracks every time we walk by. On the Malabia side is a deli bursting at the seams with delicious
We heard about Buenos Aires Verde from one of the hubs’ veggie friends who spent some time in BA last year. Buenos Aires–the city of the parilla–is the not the most veggie-friendly (or health-nut friendly) city in the world. So, we were pretty excited to get a list of good, healthy, veggie options to try
One of the items on my 30-before-30 list is to “be less afraid”. While I admit this goal sounds vague, I actually have a pretty good idea of what I mean (it was maybe just a wee-bit personal for the internet). But, personal-schmersonal I’m going to tell you all about it today! Just like everyone
I’ve had very, very good luck in my life with hole in the wall restaurants. And Don Niceto, a parilla not so far from our apartment, just adds to the long list of delicious food we’ve eaten in less than pretty locales. Don Niceto Don Niceto is not fancy. At all. But it has got
Butting up to the Puerto Madero neighbourhood in Buenos Aires is the ecological reserve. A huge park, right on the Rio de la Plata. The park is full of willows, pampas grass, and walking paths, and is a great way to spend a morning. Beware – because of super wide paths, there is not a
One of the most intriguing and peculiar elements about dining in Buenos Aires is the closed door restaurant, or puerta cerrada. More akin to a dinner party than a restaurant, talented chefs whip up wonderful set menus in the privacy of their home, and they are served around a communal table. Originally the domain of
On a not-so-cold mid-December day in Toronto, I met with Tara McMullen, a wonderful Toronto wedding photographer. I can’t remember when I first heard of Tara, though I’m quite sure it was shortly after I started shooting in Toronto in late 2009. From the moment I saw her work, I was drawn to her style.
The first time that I tried ceviche was in February 2009, as the second course of a set lunch in Peru’s old centre. And after just one bite, I was hooked. If you are unfamiliar with ceviche (or cebiche, depending on who you ask), it’s typically fresh, raw, fish marinated in lemon or lime juice.
I don’t know exactly how I missed the autotune of the Kristen Bell moment on Ellen. But I did. Until this afternoon when my awesome photographer friend Jenn Stark tweeted about it. And then I made this. I couldn’t help myself. See the original moment here and the original autotune here.