Poached Tilapia with Alokozay Tea #TEAdays

I’ve always wanted to try to poach fish because it seemed so effortless and easy. I looked up some recipes and they were all similar – make a simple poaching stock and simmer your fish for 5 minutes. Fool-proof way to make perfectly cooked, flaky fish. I bought a few tea flavours from Alokozay Tea’s […]

Meaty Stew Recipe

I had to break-in my new Cuisinart Dutch Oven, so I decided to make a stew! Ingredients Pork neck bones Spicy Italian Sausage Ground Veal Red Wine Salt/pepper Bayleaf Small can of Tomato Paste Chicken Stock Water Carrots (cut into chunks) Potatoes (cut into chunks) Spinach Directions 1. Sear all the meats in batches using […]

Pork Dinner

The restaurant is in the same plaza as T&T supermarket, so it’s pretty easy to find parking. Inside, you’ll find dark walls, hanging light fixtures and a refined taste in décor compared to a lot of Chinese cafes. Their menu focuses on afternoon tea and late night snacks. You’ll find lists of flavoured tea options, […]


This local Italian restaurant is close to the GO station and the International Village in downtown Hamilton. There is plenty of street parking and parking lots around. The interior is dimly light with a cozy and romantic atmosphere. It was a busy Saturday night and we fortunately made reservations. We were seated immediately on the […]

Zpirit Infused Water

Sometimes it’s difficult for me to hydrate myself, probably because I find the taste of water to be bland. Although I’ve made a conscious effort to drink more water, I still struggle to avoid those dehydration-headaches. Zpirit Infused Waters is exactly what it sounds like. They have four different fruit and herb combinations that’ll make […]

Vermicelli Bowl

Whenever my friends and I don’t feel like driving down the Linc to Upper James for pho, we go to Royal Pho. It’s a great alternative if you’ve been to the same pho restaurants over and over again. The décor is interesting and authenic. The walls are covered in a pastel green with dark wood […]

Brasserie Meatloaf | $18.95

A fairly easy restaurant to find, it sits on Lakeshore Road in Burlington facing Lake Ontario. They also have a patio section out front for those breezy summer days. Our party of 6 decided to sit inside. We definitely made the right choice because the rain came down hard halfway through our meal. The décor […]


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