Toronto Eats: Bar Begonia

Bar Begonia

Tomiko passed her CPA exam, so the whole family went to the nearby Bar Begonia to celebrate. Bar Begonia is a Parisian cocktail bar by Anthony Rose, a restaurateur who has several restaurants along Dupont St (as well as other neighbourhoods) in Toronto. The building is a weird, almost ziggurat shape that has been empty […]

Flavoured Water: Strawberry Basil Water

This strawberry basil water is delicious. Growing up in the desert means we were always drinking water to stay hydrated. Sometimes though, one can get tired of plain water, so try flavouring it with pieces of  fruits, vegetables, and herbs. One of our most popular posts of all time is our lemon lime water, so we […]

Vanilla Banana Smoothie

Donatello and I have this banana smoothie most mornings.  It has to be the easiest and most delicious way to get some calcium at breakfast, which is always a struggle for me. For as long as I can remember, our mom has been making what she called banana milkshakes. Over time I came to realize that a milkshake […]

Honeydew Juice

Chill out this summer with a light and cooling honeydew juice. This recipe is a handy solution for any melon that is not perfectly ripe, including those with a mealy texture that can be unappetizing. The addition of honey really enhances the natural “honeydew” flavour and hides any imperfections in the fruit. Chill the glasses before serving your […]

Happy Hour: Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Tomiko and I tried a cup of lavender lemonade when we were travelling through Prince Edward County last summer. It was delicious! To make it more obvious that you’re drinking or serving the lavender lemonade, try adding a drop of red and two drops of blue food colouring to the whole batch to lightly tint […]

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