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VICTORIA: Fairmont Empress Hotel Afternoon Tea

In Eating / Food, Restaurants, Victoria On July 31, 2012 7 Comments

The afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress hotel in Victoria is so iconic that I knew I’d be walking into a tourist trap. But I didn’t want to… Read More »

CALGARY: Dove’s Nest afternoon tea

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Restaurants On July 7, 2010 10 Comments

It’s a shame none of us have time for afternoon tea anymore. Relegated to a luxurious treat in fancy hotels, I wish we could all stop for sandwiches… Read More »

CALGARY: Colonial Fusion

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Restaurants On April 5, 2010 1 Comment

Part of the fun in trying restaurants is venturing into newer parts of Calgary. Located in Quarry Park — which still doesn’t fully register on Google Maps or… Read More »

TORONTO: Hung Fook Tong Chinese desserts

In Eating / Food, Restaurants, The Strange, Toronto On March 28, 2010 3 Comments

I loathe Chinese desserts. Beans, jellies, cooked fruit in hot soup… BLEEEACH. Nonetheless, I was willing to accompany my sister and a couple of good friends to a… Read More »

PRODUCT REVIEW: President’s Choice Blue Menu

In CANADA, Eating / Food, Product reviews On March 23, 2009 13 Comments

I got an email last month from a marketing company working on the Healthy Insider’s Report campaign and the launch of 138 new Blue Menu products for President’s… Read More »

GUILIN: Tongue to tongue action

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Guilin, Restaurants, The Strange On January 18, 2009 1 Comment

Zhangyang Soup City (正陽湯城) is a great restaurant in Guilin (桂林), right in its downtown on a pedestrian street that’s teeming with people at night. But be warned,… Read More »

TORONTO: Tea party!

In Eating / Food, Restaurants, Toronto On February 26, 2006 2 Comments

The Red Tea Box is Toronto’s best little hideaway. It makes me trip over with adjectives: pretty, quaint, charming and delicious.You walk into a little store selling fancy… Read More »