Jess and I haven’t treated ourselves to brunch out in a long time. Rather than being a homebody for yet another weekend, after running a few errands (wedding related yay!) we decided to debrief and catch up over brunch and we knew exactly where to go – Gusto 101.
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Once in a while, on a sunny weekend morning, instead of my typical lie-in, I wake up as the sun rises with a spring in my step and I simply can’t laze about! On these (admittedly) rare mornings, I grab a cup of coffee, some cash and my bag and run out to the farmers market. The other day, with the hubby-to-be still fast asleep, I snuck out of the house armed with my camera to the farmers market at the Evergreen Brickworks.
Are you looking for a easy appetizer to bring along to a summer picnic? These rice paper rolls are not only deliciously easy to put together (no oven required!), they are fresh, savoury, crunchy and bursting with flavour. Did I mention these rolls are low carb too?! You may have had rice paper rolls at your favourite Vietnamese restaurant and wondered how they put these yummy little packets together. One of our friends gave us her family’s recipe and we couldn’t help but share it with our Trade and Charm followers. It’s now one of my favourite new dishes and the best possible thing you can eat if you’re trying to slim down for summer.
It’s easy to get stuck in a lunchtime rut during the week. When 12pm rolls around are you eating at your desk? It’s time to ditch the sad salad, grab your work bff and head over to Adelaide Eats – the summer long food market in the financial district.
Beast Mode happens when times get desperate, something clicks in your mind and you simply are able to perform a feat that is worthy of a legend. For those of you wondering, yes, you can absolutely head into Beast mode when faced with a caloric bomb of a meal. A few words of caution before you attempt brunch here – remember to go to the gym, fast, and wear stretchy pants.
Toronto’s weather has been all over the map lately. We just can’t seem to settle down and get good and hot days in a row! The weather teases us with one or two days of sunshine and then turns cloudy, cold, and miserable the next. Last week we got a couple of true summer days, and as true Torontonians, Jessica and I made the most of it by wearing sun dresses and claiming a couple of seats on a patio for a working lunch. Then we rounded up the crew for even more patio time at the Porch for after work drinks. Patio life!
There is very little in life that Lauren and I enjoy more than a hearty brunch in Toronto. Sure, eggs, avocado and toast are brunch staples, but what takes your brunch to the next level are the sides! Want to impress your friends and family? Elevate your next get together with the perfect brunch accompaniments that comes together in only a few minutes – parfaits!
After 2 weeks on the road we finally made it to San Francisco. I’ve always wanted to visit this city, it just seems full to the brim with sites to see and places to visit. The Golden Gate Bridge, the Painted Ladies, the super twisty road, China Town, Alcatraz…the TROLLEYS! Luckily, we set aside a few days to explore San Fran from top to bottom (or from top of the hills all the way to the bottom). We spent our first full day on the waterfront, eating chowder, checking out the sea lions, and taking a boat cruise under the Golden Gate Bridge and around the harbour. A boat cruise is probably the best way to really appreciate San Fran’s unique city-scape and get the best pictures. You can find tons of blog posts about visiting San Fran’s waterfront area. So I thought I would share our adventures a bit further into the city where we found gardens, butterflies, shopping and the best darn Greek food I’ve ever had!
There’s only one place to go in the city if you’re looking to meet up with your old crew for a good brunch. You know, the friends you saw almost every single day and basically lived your teenage years with. Where else could you go but School Bakery and Cafe in Liberty Village! Seriously, School is the perfect place to kick back with your besties from high school and laugh over inside jokes and funny stories. Have no fear, even though School looks like a hipster version of an old schoolroom, the food is nothing like your old cafeteria.