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
GOURMET@HOME: Colourful Carrots
GOURMET@HOME: Colourful Carrots
Local farmer grows carrots in a rainbow of colours. Read More..
Beyond  Pumpkin Pie
Beyond Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin recipes that think outside the pastry shell. Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Splendor On The Sound
GOURMET@HOME: Splendor On The Sound
Every First of July, weather permitting, we go by boat across to the Owen Sound harbor for the Canada Day fireworks. Sometimes, we travel in a convoy depending on numbers, and over the years, have enjoyed an absolutely beautiful display of fireworks. One year, although it was calm, it was so cold that we had to wear our winter jackets. Never mind, it was worth it. Read More..
Marketside Food Shop & Cafe
Marketside Food Shop & Cafe
A dream finds its place in Georgian Bay. Each summer when I return to the Georgian Bay area for the month of August, I look forward to my first trip to Owen Sound and a visit to the MarketSide Food Shop and Café. I anticipate the good taste of innovative food creations and conversations with the business owner-partners, Paul Thomas and Karin van der Heyden Thomas. Read More..
Tastes of Barrie - Culinary Tour Features Three Downtown Restaurants
Tastes of Barrie - Culinary Tour Features Three Downtown Restaurants
Last issue, GoodLife readers were invited to spice up their date nights with a progressive culinary tour. The yummy idea featuring three downtown eateries was so successful, it's being repeated with a new restaurant trio. This time around, diners can taste and sip their way through the evening with local edible delights from Oscar's Seafood Kitchen and Oyster Bar, The North and Il Buco. Read More..
THE SLY ON WINE: Canada's Top Wines Revealed
THE SLY ON WINE: Canada's Top Wines Revealed
Canada showed extremely well in this year's prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards, picking up six golds, 26 silvers, 49 bronze medals and solidifying its place of pride in the expanding global wine universe. As well, it picked up four regional trophies and 39 commendations. Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Locally Raised Meats
GOURMET@HOME: Locally Raised Meats
Want to eat local? Along with fruits and veggies, consider adding local meats to your shopping list. “When people think about local food, they usually think about produce,” admits Lynda Van Casteren of Nicholyn Farms. “But locally raised meats are also readily available.” Read More..
Great Grill Almighty
Great Grill Almighty
Grilling is a combination of technique, art, and practice. Here are Good Life Georgian Bay's Top 10 Tips for great grilling. Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Go ahead - rub it in, then finish it off!
GOURMET@HOME: Go ahead - rub it in, then finish it off!
Grilling season is here - although for most of us with gas barbecues, it's never really stopped. However, easy, outdoor living will soon be upon us with the good weather approaching and it's always fun to try out new barbecue recipes on our family and friends. Read More..
GOURMET @ HOME: Creekside Farm - A Third Generation Honey Farm
GOURMET @ HOME: Creekside Farm - A Third Generation Honey Farm
If there's one natural food everyone loves, it has to be honey Read More..
GOURMET@HOME - Tart Treat
GOURMET@HOME - Tart Treat
Rhubarb's picking season only lasts about three weeks, so enjoy it while you can. When it comes to talking rhubarb, few people know more about the delectable dessert ingredient than Bill French of Lennox Farm Ltd. For over 100 years, his family has been commercially growing the ruby red stocks in Ontario, both indoors and outside. “My son Brian is the fifth generation to grow rhubarb,” offers French whose family farm is located just north of Shelburne. Read More..
Green Chili Cheeseburgers + Wine
Green Chili Cheeseburgers + Wine
New York chef and Food Network star Bobby Flay created his Bar Americain restaurants as America's answer to French bistros. “I often tell people that when I see a map of the United States, I don't see states, cities, and towns — I see ingredients. My eye seeks out those truly American ingredients and the regional dishes that could only American” says Flay. Read More..
Tastes of Barrie - Culinary Tour Features Three Downtown Restaurants.
Tastes of Barrie - Culinary Tour Features Three Downtown Restaurants.
Hitting a local restaurant for a date night? Try spicing it up with a progressive culinary tour featuring three downtown eateries. Along with a change of scenery, you'll enjoy tasting and sipping your way through the evening with edible delights from “At the Five,” “Painters Hall” and “Michael and Marion's.” Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Murphy's Farmstead  Welcomes Spring with Asparagus
GOURMET@HOME: Murphy's Farmstead Welcomes Spring with Asparagus
This season's recipes come to us courtesy of Murphy's Farmstead, located just east of Alliston at 5141 Simcoe County Road 10, Essa, Ontario. The Murphy family has been in the farming business for more than 175 years. Potato farmers Mark and Shawn Murphy opened the family's first retail farm stand in 1983, and by 1993 earned the honourable award of Outstanding Young Farmers in all of Canada. Today, their five children, Hollis, Secord, Jacey, Calder and Connor, run the beloved farm market. Read More..
Roasted Squash with Red – or White
Roasted Squash with Red – or White
Adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe. “It's damn simple, looks quirky and there's something special about having your own individual natural pot of incredible flavour,” he writes in Jamie At Home. Read More..