Food & Drink
IN THE KITCHEN: Meghan Attwater  & Lindsay Haley
Despite blustery conditions outside, RIPE Juicery in downtown Barrie busily serves up a steady stream of customers on a cold and snowy January day. “We thought it would be a bit slow today,” observes Meghan Attwater, 29, who runs the local business with Lindsay Haley, 27, as she welcomes a visiting GoodLife reporter into the shop. “But we have been hopping today. People will trek out in any weather for juice.” After a brief tour and menu rundown, I sit down with Attwater over energy balls and Yoga Warrior smoothies to hear the story of the raw, organic, cold pressed juicery, which opened in May 2015. “We believe in getting a day's worth of fruits and vegetables in one glass,” says the young entrepreneur with More
How to Keep Your Resolutions
Let's face it. Despite the best of intentions, most health-oriented New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside long before February rolls around. So, what's the secret to keeping your resolution to shape up and eat better? To find the answer, we sought some expert advice from local personal trainers, nutrition consultants and dietitians. Here's what they had to say about battling the January bulge and keeping those fitness, nutrition and weight loss resolutions on track. More
In the Kitchen: Trio at Novotel Hotel
At Novotel Vaughan's Trio Restaurant, a serene setting, award-winning service and scrumptious classics ring in the holiday spirit. More
Keep it Light This Summer
Keep it Light This Summer
The summer entertaining season is back. And that means al fresco parties, barbecues and summertime vacations. While the times are fab, summer entertaining and getaways can also mean plenty of extra calories. From fruity cocktails and poolside chips and dip, to burgers and beer, it's easy to pack on a few extra pounds during the warmer months. Read More..
In the Kitchen: Lobo Iberico
In the Kitchen: Lobo Iberico
Lobo Iberico brings a touch of Spain to Newmarket. Read More..
In the Kitchen: Touro Churrascaria
In the Kitchen: Touro Churrascaria
Touro Churrascaria serves up steak and more, Brazilian style. Read More..
Mussels & Salads
Mussels & Salads
On a warm summer evening it is great to cool down with a nice summer salad. Whether it is chock full of fresh berries or vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes, salads are one of summer's finest meals. Using the amazing lettuces grown in your garden or sourced from your local farmers market, the freshness of a summer salad is the best expression of what a vegetable garden has to offer. Mussels are a great accompaniment to a summer salad or a light supper on their own, especially when served with homemade frites. Mussels pair well with the lighter styles of beer and white wine that are so refreshing in the summer. The Thai Mussels would pair nicely with a citrusy pale ale, the Saffron Mussels would be delightful with a buttery chardonnay and the Moules Frites would pair well with a Belgian style beer. Read More..
Fire It Up
Fire It Up
With summer harvest ripe for the picking, Chef Michael Clive tells us how grilling foods offers the ultimate culinary experience Read More..
The Beers of Summer
The Beers of Summer
Mandie and Mark Murphy, the husband and wife team behind Left Field Brewery (est. 2013), are baseball fanatics who love beer so much they turned a home-brewing hobby into a baseball-themed brewery. They can't be more excited for the 2015 season. Left Field has an awesome opening line-up of beers, including its Maris Pale Ale. Read More..
Kitchen Party
Kitchen Party
Chopped Canada winner Chef Anne Sorrenti loves cooking with beer. Read More..
The Plight of the Honeybee
The Plight of the Honeybee
The health of honeybees is a constant worry for Peter and Sandi Dickey. “The last three years have been a struggle,” confesses Sandi Dickey, who owns and operates Dickey Bee Honey in Cookstown with her husband, Peter, a fourth generation beekeeper. “Last year, we lost almost 50 per cent of our honeybees.” Normal loss is usually between 10 to 15 per cent Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Big Summer Feast
GOURMET@HOME: Big Summer Feast
Nothing says summer like a lakeside barbecue! With ribs, chicken and lobster there will be something for everyone. Lobster can be boiled on the side burner of your barbecue to save space for your racks of ribs and whole chicken. A grill basket with soaked wood chipsĀ is a great way to start experimenting with a smoky flavour, or even add dried chilies for a spicier flavour. Time to enjoy the flavours of summer. Read More..
Game on: Terrible Ted is anything but
Game on: Terrible Ted is anything but
For many of us, this means hosting friends and family around the big screen, so it's time to stock up on some awesome Ontario Craft beers to serve at the game. Read More..
In the Kitchen: Chiaro Ristorante
In the Kitchen: Chiaro Ristorante
Chiaro Ristorante's meticulous details give it undeniable charm and character. Read More..
In the Kitchen: Nutmeg Bakeshop
In the Kitchen: Nutmeg Bakeshop
A sweet and inviting aroma of buttery, sugary goodness greets you as soon as you open the door to Nutmeg Bakeshop. Mmmmmmmmm. The friendly, simple space at the south end of Newmarket's historic Main Street is reminiscent of a bakery from the past: Fresh white walls, a large chalkboard detailing today's specials, a single glass case filled with goodies, exposed brick and wood beams. No frills, no fuss. Read More..
Open air dining
Open air dining
Alfresco dining is one of life's great pleasures and what better time than late spring or early summer to enjoy a beautiful meal outside with friends and family? Whether you're hiking a trail, visiting a local park or simply enjoying your backyard, the combination of fresh air and fresh ingredients is irresistible. This menu is a nod to a French “pique-nique” and incorporates Ontario produce including smoked trout, summer berries and farmers' market vegetables. With summer arriving, its time to get outside! Read More..
In the Kitchen: Rawlicious
In the Kitchen: Rawlicious
Markham's Rawlicious serves up happy, healthy food Read More..
In the Kitchen: Terra
In the Kitchen: Terra
In 1995, three 20-somethings opened a restaurant named Terra at 8199 Yonge St. in Thornhill. Fast forward two decades and Terra has become a well-known staple in the fine-dining community and is clearly doing something right as it celebrates 20 years of serving customers. Read More..