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A Postcard from Toronto

The CN Tower in blazing Toronto sunshine

Greetings from Toronto folks! It’s hot-hot-hot here, if you are looking for summer, we definitely have it.

I’ve been having a brilliant week, firstly visiting the Niagara Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration – a huge tasting and celebration of chardonnays made at 45 latitude. Really interesting, lovely wines and lots of winemakers who are only delighted to introduce you to their wines.

There was lots of great food – smoked barbecued pork chops with local peaches, ribs, pulled pork in buttermilk and corn bread, peach tarts (they’re in season!), blueberry french toast and so much more. And, those falls. Wow.

Then to food in Toronto which I have been very impressed with so far. Brilliant ingredients and a simplicity and elegance in cooking and presentation has really stood out. Lots of attention is paid to seasonality and local produce. It’s all about flavour here, and they have it in spades.

I have one more day here to cram lots in. So many places will have to wait until my next visit.

Some photo highlights for you now with more detail and recommendations soon.

Toronto Skyline from the Rooftop Bar of the Thompson Toronto Hotel

CN Tower Reflection in a Skyscraper

Niagara Falls from a Helicopter

Peach Salad

Niagara Grapes

Lobster Mushroom & Hen of the Woods Mushroom

Trip over the whirlpool at Niagara

Niagara from the Sky

Smoking ribs at Ravine Winery




  1. Wow! Love the pics and the food looks fabulous! I’ve been begging husband to consider picking up and moving to Toronto (with me of course)… Fabulous city!

  2. Love it! Spend a fair bit of time in the Toronto area and just took a road trip to Niagara myself. Absolutely love that region! They’re producing some wonderful food and wine there!

    Glad you’re enjoying yourself – lovely photos!

    (And Jamie, please do!!!)

  3. I have a few friends in the Toronto area and now, having read your blog, I might have to visit them! I think the famous Moosewood restaurant is around there somewhere which I’d like to visit too.

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