Food & Drink
In the Kitchen: Terra
In 1995, three 20-somethings opened a restaurant named Terra at 8199 Yonge St. in Thornhill. Fast forward two decades and Terra has become a well-known staple in the fine-dining community and is clearly doing something right as it celebrates 20 years of serving customers. More
In the Kitchen: bijoy's
Situated in a 150-year-old home just a block from Yonge Street in old Aurora lies a quaint little restaurant known to its regulars simply as bijoy's. More
Gourmet Pizza at Home
The key to a truly great pizza is the dough. This dough recipe may seem a little complicated but is actually quite easy— you just need to plan to start the dough 24 hours before your meal. The benefit of this dough recipe is that there is little kneading required; the increased resting time does the work for you. More
Sip a Taste of Spring
Sip a Taste of Spring
We are all dreaming of spring. The first yellow daffodil, shy violet crocuses peeking from the earth, lime green buds on tree limbs signalling a reawakening of life. Read More..
Tapping for LIQUID GOLD
Tapping for LIQUID GOLD
Simcoe County has the perfect   ingredients for maple syrup  production. “We have the right soil conditions, mature forests with maple trees and the ideal climate,” says John Williams, a local maple syrup farmer and secretary of the Simcoe and District Maple Syrup Producers Association. “We may not be the biggest producing county in the province, but the conditions in this area are ripe for making maple syrup.” Read More..
Enjoying Sunday Brunch
Enjoying Sunday Brunch
Simcoe County is home to plenty of delicious brunch options. From à la carte creamy Eggs Benedict to bountiful buffets featuring anything from omelettes and indulgent French toast to carved roast beef and a full array of salads and sweets, there's something for every palette, every craving. Here is a sampling of some of the region's tastiest brunch spots. Read More..
Winter Wines
Winter Wines
Our lovable Canadian winters are custom made for skiers, snowmobilers and snowmen makers. The rest of us seem to develop thinner and thinner skins as we age. Read More..
In Search of Soup Superiority
In Search of Soup Superiority
The Students4Soup Challenge invited local high school students to hone their soup-making skills. Read More..
Selling Liquid Gold in Collingwood
Selling Liquid Gold in Collingwood
Collingwood is home to a gourmet tasting bar, specializing in olive oils and artisanal balsamic vinegars Read More..
Holiday jewels: Cranberries
Holiday jewels: Cranberries
Ruby red, tart-tasting cranberries make a simple sauce that is the perfect complement to the traditional holiday turkey. But they can also add some bright flavour to baked goods, salads and appetizers. Read More..
Mixing it up — Holiday style
Mixing it up — Holiday style
York Region bartenders offer their favourite holiday-inspired cocktail recipes. Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Holiday Appetizers - Chefs share their favourite recipes
GOURMET@HOME: Holiday Appetizers - Chefs share their favourite recipes
With the holiday entertaining season revving up, it's the perfect time for an appetizer story. With that in mind, we asked a handful of chefs and food professionals to offer up their favourite recipes for festive hors d'oeuvres. The results are downright delicious! Read More..
Chocolate Food of the Gods
Chocolate Food of the Gods
The holiday season and chocolate go hand in hand. With that in mind, GoodLife tracked down various local chocolatiers to learn more about their mouthwatering creations. Here's a sampling of some of the region's best chocolate makers. Read More..
Matching Festive Food with Amazing Value Wines
Matching Festive Food with Amazing Value Wines
It's the festive season, when family comes first in our thoughts. Of course, friends dropping by for special weekend dinners and winter evening parties also come into vogue. Read More..
Chilled Wines for Salad Days
Chilled Wines for Salad Days
As summer slowly winds down, folks convene in their city backyards, cottage decks and porches to share light food that sings in the humidity and sizzling heat. Read More..
Take a Taste Holiday with These Winning Wines
Take a Taste Holiday with These Winning Wines
It's finally summer and the sipping is easy. Well, it should be. But finding a taste treasure is not so breezy. Thousands of bottles like unknown soldiers populate the store shelves. Which to choose? The process takes time, and dogs abound. So today I am uncorking my chosen wines suited to laid-back summer life. These were chosen from more than 1,000 wines recently tasted. It does not matter if you are on a city backyard deck, or basking at the cottage. Why spend $30 or more for fine wines if the same quality exists for much less? Besides, these lazy, hazy days are best spent having fun. Serious is out. Read More..
GOURMET@HOME: Scrumptious Salads
GOURMET@HOME: Scrumptious Salads
Local chefs share their favourite salad recipes With the mercury rising, it's time to enjoy some fresh salads. With that in mind, we asked four local chefs to share their favourite gourmet salad recipes. Here are their tasty leafy creations. Read More..
Cook Your Catch
Cook Your Catch
In terms of locally sourced food, there's perhaps no entrée better than fish, caught fresh from the lakes of Muskoka. Fishing in the summer is a relaxing sport with every opportunity to not only pursue the best locations as you skip across the lake, but also sunbathe in the July and August heat. Here are some quick ways to prepare your catch for a great feast. Read More..