Recipe: Croque Monsieur

A few days ago, I discovered the ever-so-popular French dish called the Croque Monsieur, which can be found in cafes and bistros all around France. It first appeared on menus in 1910, but was featured in Proust’s In Search of Lost Time in 1918.  The Croque Monsieur, or “mister crunch” when translated, is typically made…

Recipe: Peach Smoothie

My family and I are smoothie lovers, and that’s a fact. So when my sister came to me and asked if we could make a smoothie together, of course I said yes. My mom is usually the one who comes up with the combination of ingredients, so I was a little clueless where to start….

Review: Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse

When in Canada, it’s a tradition for my family and I to eat at least one meal at Kelsey’s Original Roadhouse. In 1978, the first ever Kelsey’s opened in Oakville, Ontario. Today, they continue to serve “100% fresh ground Canadian chuck burgers, handmade chicken fingers and fries”. Coming to Kelsey’s is one of the most…

Review: St. Louis Bar & Grill

On our long trip back to Toronto, Ontario from Wasaga, Ontario, my mom, grandpa, and I decided to stop for food at the St. Louis Bar & Grill. This Canadian franchise is known as “one of the most highly recognized, widely respected 100% Canadian restaurant… brands”. They have over 75 locations, and host annual fundraising…

Review: Tiny Tom Donuts at Canada’s Wonderland

Every time my family and I travel to Canada, we always make sure to follow through on our tradition and go to Canada’s Wonderland. Canada’s Wonderland “is a… theme park located in Vaughan, Ontario… [and] as the first major theme park in Canada, it remains the country’s largest.” Aside from all the crazy rollercoaster attractions…

Recipe: Jalapeno Nachos

For as long as I can remember, nachos have been one of my favorite meals. I would make them as an after-school snack for days on end, and would never get tired of them. Like ever. And today, I thought to share my recipe for nachos with the world. A quick disclaimer that the toppings…

Ithaca Trip Review Part 5: The Mahogany Grill

On our last day in Ithaca, New York, my family and I ate at the Mahogany Grill. The Mahogany Grill is located in downtown Ithaca in The Commons area, and is very popular among college students and Ithaca locals. This steakhouse focuses on serving “thoughtfully-sourced steaks [, and] seafood”. When here, I ordered the Mahogany…

Ithaca Trip Review Part 3: Purity Ice Cream Co.

On our first day in Ithaca after our filling meal at Agava, my family wanted to stop off for a nice treat. After doing a bit of research on Google for the best ice cream places in the area, we stumbled upon Purity Ice Cream. This ice cream parlor has gotten many high ratings over…

Ithaca Trip Review Part 2: Starbucks

During my family’s 4-day trip in Ithaca, New York, we decided to take a drink at one of the most beloved coffee breweries across the United States: Starbucks. Starbucks is known for their incredible take on coffee, their flavorful original creations, and for being quite popular among all generations. When in Ithaca, my family and…