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It’s All For The Birds At Ruthven Park

It’s All For The Birds At Ruthven Park September 17, 2010 | Events, Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
(Photo courtesy of Ruthven Park) Ruthven Park is a beautifully preserved Greek Revival mansion on the banks of the Grand River.  It stands above the river, elegant, dignified and evocative of times past. It is a fascinating house to visit, and the grounds offer walking trails through field and...

Dinner in the Orchard – with Ricardo! He’s a peach of a guy.

Dinner in the Orchard – with Ricardo! He’s a peach of a guy. August 23, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
There’s no denying it – the man is a Peach!  And he shared his peach recipes too. (Photo courtesy of Robert Orr) In an open-air pavillion at Kurtz Orchards in Niagara-on-the-Lake, celebrity chef, Food Network star, cookbook author and magazine mogul Ricardo Larrivee  (just plain Ricardo...

New ‘Big Cheese’ in the Neighbourhood

New ‘Big Cheese’ in the Neighbourhood August 16, 2010 | Food, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Upper Canada Cheese in Jordan Station already makes what I believe is one of the best cheeses in Canada, the creamy and buttery Comfort Cream, (pictured below) (Photo courtesy of Upper Canada Cheese) as well as a lovely firmer semi-soft  but flavourful cheese, Niagara Gold.  While the Comfort Cream...

Tuesday at the Shaw in NOTL

Tuesday at the Shaw in NOTL July 27, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
(photo courtesy of Shaw Festival) It’s Tuesday and summer is picture-perfect in Southern Ontario this year, so why not celebrate with a  great day of theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake! There’s a special “Shaw Tuesday” package that will be available from June through September at...

Biker’s Heaven: Niagara Trails

Biker’s Heaven: Niagara Trails July 24, 2010 | What's New | Read More
(Photo courtesy of wjkos) Niagara is a biker’s delight with plenty of quiet roads, wineries, historic sites, and picnic areas all easily accessible  by bike.  It’s an ideal way to tour the region – eco-friendly, inexpensive, healthy and enjoyable.  If you want to spend the night...