Thursday, February 20, 2014

Endangered Species Creme Filled Chocolate Bars


Win a gift box of delicious chocolates from Endangered Species Chocolate

All you have to do is type in the first name of the person you love in the comments section below and then "share" it for all the world to see.

One winner will be chosen by random drawing at midnight on Valentine's DayBet I had you at "chocolate" right? I was privileged to receive a sample box of these new treats. Already a big fan of their regular chocolate I couldn't wait to try a new dimension in confections.

Almond Butter Créme Filled Dark Chocolate

I particularly enjoyed the Almond Creme one and am now enjoying the Sea Salt and Lime - salty and tart! The Lavender Mint is delightful and of course Coconut is luscious. Raspberry and Orange - a perfect combination. 6 flavours in all. I have yet to sample the Blueberry..oh the sacrifices I make for you! The cocoa content is a healthy 72%.

Now in case you didn't know - this company donates 10% of proceeds to help non profit groups worldwide - yup - save Endangered Species. Not only that people these bars are VEGAN! They are also : gluten free, non GMO, ethically traded, rainforest certified and use sustainable palm oil. You can also learn about the animals featured on the packages on the inside while you're enjoying the goodies. For example the Red Panda is one the Raspberry Orange and a Lemur on the Coconut.  My husband Fraser has kindly volunteered to review the bars..ha ha.

Remember people chocolate is good for you and good for your soul.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Event - Jazz and Indian Food!

I'm just going to use this press release from Keita Hopkinson - letting those of you who have procrastinated about Valentine's Day or haven't been able to get a reservation...and hey it's not restricted to couples - you can definitely fly solo.

Briefly, it takes place at Trinity St. Paul's on Bloor and features such musicians as William Sperandei, Marc Rogers and Lee Wallace

In case you have a short attention span..visit

Monday, February 3, 2014



There's a new veg restaurant on College just west of Spadina...just north of Kensington Market. Yes, you guessed it - it's called "Grasshopper", run by two George Brown grads...that's how we found out about of our dinner guests last Friday (Sara) is a culinary instructor at GBC.  She was encouraging us to check out this little spot, newly opened as of Saturday.

In fact, they announce that they are doing a "trial opening" on their after some shopping in Kensington  I couldn't resist partaking of some lunch. They are open from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and have a succinct menu for now as they work things out - salads, comfort food like burgers and quinoa mac and cheese, soups...I was told I must sample the Vietnamese "Pulled Pork" Banh Mi  so  I did and it was yummy.
IMG_1723.jpgAs you can see it came with a side salad and I chose the kale version over a basic green - you can also get fries of course. Served on the traditional bun it's sweet and sour, chewy and crunchy with some marinated carrots and cabbage and radish I believe..this could be addictive.
I also tried some deliciously simple kale chips - made with salt and olive oil. Basic but tasty.

Here is the interior of the restaurant - clean and can't see the wooden bar along the opposite wall - let's hope it's filled with hungry people.

A great addition to the neighbourhood. 310 College Street.

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