A few weeks ago, I spent a couple of days in Prince Edward County to have a peek into what Countylicious had to offer. Twice a year, the county celebrates the best of food by featuring prix fixe menus from local restaurants. Chefs had created unique three-course dinner menus showcasing an appetizer, entrée, and dessert valued at $40 per person (taxes and gratuities extra). The menus are creative and bold, giving us a true taste of the County. The participating restaurants all have one thing in common, to craft menus inspired by the ingredients found in their own backyard, and to celebrate the best of the season by working with the local farmers, winemakers, beekeepers, fishers, brewers, bakers and producers who work year - round, prioritizing farm to table cuisine not only as a movement, but as a way of life.
Don't you love how some things just make your life easier? A few weeks ago I got the new Google home, a voice activated speaker powered by the Google assistant that with direct access to what you've saved in your phone, will bring you the info you want with a simple "Hey Google!"
Right away I knew the perfect place for it. Where else but in my kitchen, the soul of our home? This is where the girls and I spend most of our time. From catching up to whipping up meals. At first, not going to lie, I was worried that it would be hard to set up. Just know that my tech skills are made for blogging and Instagram and... that's it. So I guess that's another reason to never assume because installing it was as easy as downloading the app to my Google Pixel and plugging google home into an outlet. Voila!
Every summer I think how lucky I am to live in the Niagara region. This area has some of Ontario’s Every summer I think how lucky I am to live in the Niagara region. This area has some of Ontario’s best wineries and it's also home to countless farmers markets.
What's that one thing you can't start your morning without? For me the answer is simple. COFFEE! I simply can't function without it. If I have to track where my love of coffee began, I would have to say it started in Dominican Republic, where I grew up. My grandmother used to wait until I got back from school and make me a latte before I could get started on homework. A coffee lover in training since I was 10 :)
How do you start your morning? I'm still working on putting 15 minutes aside to meditate every day (work in progress) but you can bet that my mornings start with a latte and just before I head to crossfit, a smoothie.