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Relaxing Holiday Gifts for YOU by Local Kingston Makers


Are you a workaholic? A mum who needs a break? A stressed college student? Day-to-day life is hectic enough as it is - between work, your social calendar and fewer hours of that sweet daylight, you are not alone if you're feeling the end-of-year stress wave that is familiar to so many of us.

With so much going on, it can be tough to maintain a self-care routine that keeps you grounded and remain positive. Self-care has been an integral part of my routine over the past year that I’ve often noticed that when I don’t take care of my self, every other area of my life takes a hit.  You need to realize that YOU time is not selfish but a meaningful way to connect with your body and let it recharge. During the holidays, we are so quick to give our time and energy that we can end up feeling completely depleted afterwards.

I've put together my top 3 relaxing holidays gifts of the season just for YOU - made especially by Kingston makers to ease you into a mellow mode:

RHICREATIONS

There's nothing like a warm bath and a Rhicreations candle to help any stressed-out soul take a breather. Sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings turn into an oasis of serenity.

Photo by Janita Murphy of Love and Exposure Photography

THE CHEESECAKERY BAKERY

Unwind by indulging in your sweet tooth with these amazing cheesecake delights in a jar. They are the perfect indivudual treat so you won't have to worry about the scale. Trust me, these treats are filled with pure joy that can turn any frown upside down.

Available at Pig & Olive, Go Italian, Bob's Butcher, Mike Mundell's Surf & Turf and more!

Photo by Janita Murphy of Love and Exposure Photography

EUNOIA & SUNSHINE

Stress isn't good for the mind or the soul - a great way to to revive yourself from the outside in, is with a little pampering. Eunoia & Sunshine's Mineral Mud Mask will give you a deep down cleansing of your pores leaving your skin clearer and brighter! Then apply some Bushy Tailed Eye Cream and you'll feel refreshed!

Available at Immerse Spa, Cove Esthetics and Kuvée Facial Bar!

Visit: www.instagram.com/Shop_EunoiaAndSunshine

Photo by Janita Murphy of Love and Exposure Photography

Photo by Eunoia & Sunshine
Leave a comment below if you have a favourite local maker who helps you unwind.
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Getting Festive with McDonald’s Canada


Cozy up as this is for all my festive premium roast coffee lovers - McDonald's Canada has introduced new adorable festive cups complete with bright red lids, that will match my lips quite perfectly.


Have you heard about the wonderful new promotion McDonald’s Canada has launched that is currently available in-restaurant? 

From November 13th to December 10th 2017, you’ll be able to indulge in $1 (plus tax) any-size premium roast coffee. So drink up, enjoy the cute new cups before it’s too late! Seriously though, what else could you wish for?



And what better to enjoy it than with your favourite breakfast treat! That’s apple pie for me. :)


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Bon appétit to McDonald’s Canada for sponsoring this post! All views and opinions are my own.
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Amazing Road Trip to Prince Edward County


Calling all foodies, wine and beer lovers - if you haven't been to Prince Edward County, you're truly missing out. It's the perfect city getaway - from vineyards, craft breweries and restaurants, the County as dubbed by the locals is a great vacation destination no matter the season. So whether it's a girl weekend or spur of the moment trip, you're in for a heck of a good time.

And lucky for you, I'm sharing my new favourite hot spots to drink, eat and stay - so let's get packing:

PARSONS BREWING

From an outdoor patio to rustic environment, Parsons has a laid back ambiance with stellar combination of delicious authentic food and great beer. A visit to this brewery calls for their authentic Mexican tacos alongside a pint. They're filled with pure goodness - sorry vegans and vegetarians, this isn't for you! From roasted chicken tacos in a tangy tomatillo sauce to carnitas tacos with confit and slow cooked Ontario pork and hints of citrus and cilantro!

Where: 876 County Road 49 Prince Edward County, ON
  

Summer Saison

COUNTY COLLECTIVE

The next stop takes you to the County Collective located in the beautiful town of Bloomfield. This storefront is curated perfectly and showcases unique Canadian makers and artisans.

Where: Bloomfield, ON


OAK CLOTHING CO.

If you're looking for classic quality pieces, Oak Clothing Co. is the spot for you. Catering to both men and women, Oak Clothing is tucked away like a hidden treasure in the town of Wellington up a set of stairs where you'll find a manicured collection of brands you'd normally find in the big city - my favourites include Mink Pink, Cheap Monday and Levis.

Where: 291 Main St, Wellington, ON


THE JUNE MOTEL

This dream getaway is everything you could imagine and more. Bonus: it's Insta-worthy as heck! The June Motel is a new fabulous edition to Prince Edward County and is nothing but basic - filled with an eclectic mix of vintage pieces and feminine touches, this boutique motel is a must. Seriously though, book your stay now and don't forget your smart phone!

Where: 12351 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton, ON


DRAKE DEVONSHIRE

Bordering the picturesque Lake Ontario within the charming Prince Edward County, the Drake Devonshire is the place to eat, drink and be merry. This cozy lakeside hot spot is artistically vibrant and amazingly draws inspiration from the local community while staying true to its contemporary counterpart in Toronto.

p.s. the food is top notch thanks to chef Matt DeMille and the drinks are refreshing with a variety of local picks. It is a journey well worthwhile full of scrumptious memories to be had!

Where: 24 Wharf St, Wellington, ON


Rabbit Carbonara

BONUS:

SAND & RAW PEARL RAW BAR

If you're an oyster fan then let's get drivin' because this place serves up fresh seafood dishes from both sides of the coast. The food is amazing and the atmosphere is chill with a dash of fancy.  If you haven't visited this new spot in the County then get your booty shaking.

Where: 1705 County Rd 12, Prince Edward, ON
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New to Jack Astor's Menu This Fall


New to Jack Astor's Menu This Fall
The Kitchen Sink Brownie
Do I have your attention now?

Well you'll just have to hold on for a quick minute before I dive into what this heavenly piece of chocolate goodness is. Earlier this month I had a lovely invite from the amazing folks at Jack Astor's Kingston to indulge in some of their new fall menu additions and let's just say we left with big smiles and tummies filled with scrumptiousness.

The Kitchen Sink Brownie

Okay so the above is not what our meal started out with but it was by far the crowd favourite and a chocoholic dream come true. Called the Kitchen Sink Brownie - this dessert will satisfy all sweet cravings. Made with a house-baked cookie brownie topped with vanilla ice cream, “junk mix” (REESE’s PIECES®, toffee bits, pretzel pieces, peanuts, and marshmallows) finished with a peanut cream sauce and Baileys chocolate sauce. It doesn't get any better than that! Delicious proof that Jack Astor's has little to no restraint when it comes to dessert.

Crispy Broccoli Caesar Bites

Tossed in parmesan and asiago cheeses, these lightly battered broccoli flowerettes were filled with major crunch. The best part was the drizzle of roasted garlic aioli, topped with onion chips, bacon and dusted with lemon pepper. This was the perfect starter for those looking for something on the lighter and healthy side.

PB&J Chicken Wonton Sliders

Don't be alarmed by the odd pairing of foods. While we all know peanut butter and jelly are a match made in heaven, adding Jack Astor’s World Famous Chicken Fingers is a whole other story. Served as a little sandwich of awesome between crispy wonton chips and topped with green onions and crushed peanuts, these sliders are meant for sharing. Smothered in peanut butter and strawberry chili jam, these sliders are definitely messy but massively delicious.

PB&J Chicken Wonton Sliders

5 Cheese Chicken Mac

As a mac n cheese and pasta lover, this dish was a creative surprise. Featuring cavatappi pasta in a fresh jalapeño five-cheese sauce with Aji Amarillo roasted chicken and roasted red peppers tossed, it was filled with kick. So if you aren't a spice lover, this one isn't for you sorry thouogh if you're brave enough, order a glass of milk and dig it! The dish was topped with bacon bits, crispy fried jalapeños, green onion and finished with a toasted asiago crust - perfect to crumble apart and mix into the pasta.

5 Cheese Chicken Mac


Chicken Cobb Wrapp

Do you like it spicy and fresh with a bit of crunch? The Chicken Cobb Wrapp is for you - mixed greens, cheddar cheese, crispy chicken fingers (always a good choice), hard-boiled egg, tomato, bacon vinaigrette, fresh avocado and a touch of hot sauce all rolled in a grilled flour tortilla. 

Chicken Cobb Wrapp

Extreme Chocolate Fudge Cake 

So you thought the first dessert I featured above was amazing - well my friends, the Extreme Chocolate Fudge Cake is out of this world. This is a decadent 12-layer slice of dark, rich chocolate cake, sweet caramel corn and Baileys chocolate sauce to top it off. 

This could just be a meal on its on or perhaps drinks and dessert with the gals? 

Extreme Chocolate Fudge Cake

Thanks to Jack Astor's Kingston for treating me to a fabulous night with friends!
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Are You Feeling Lucky?


McDonalds Monopoly

It’s that time of year where your luck may just help you score some sweet items, and all you need to do is buy food! Monopoly has returned to McDonald’s for a limited time and what better way to relive childhood memories! This is an annual tradition I look forward to and now Canadians from coast-to-coast have more reasons to satisfy their cravings especially while celebrating Canada 150. Whether it’s a McCafé drink, Egg McMuffin or a Mighty Angus Range Burger, you have a 1 in 5 chances of winning – it’s pretty awesome.

Let your inner kid out and let the games being!

McDonalds Monopoly

Everybody knows Monopoly is one of those games that get folks excited and as a kid I played a LOT and never got bored! My parents did well purchasing the board game.

So try your luck - you only have until November 13! You have the chance of winning a whole slew of items from gift cards to a whooping cash prize of $10,000!

Happy playing and good luck!

McDonalds Monopoly

Bon appétit to McDonalds Canada for sponsoring this post!
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Fabulous Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County


It's pretty, colourful and irresistible to Instagrammers! The newly renovated The June Motel in Prince Edward County or The County as known to many, is a dream getaway and everything you could imagine and more. It's Insta-worthy as heck! No longer a hidden gem thanks to the fabulous realm of Instagram, best-friends April Brown and Sarah Sklash made a name for themselves prior to their doors even opening - let's be real they went viral and The June was an immediate social media magnet. Gotta love the online world and boss babes with passionate ideas.

From gorgeous floral wallpaper to cute tag lines everywhere, this cheery Miami vibe locale is designed with picture perfect details. Seriously, The June knocks down every motel misconception with its revamped modern day decor.

So what brought me to this little slice of heaven? Well like many, it was at the top of my travel list this summer and only an hour away from home, a room was booked with my gal pal Melissa. Gotta love semi-planned spontaneous trips. We said our goodbyes to Kingston for a day journey around the County for some much needed escape from the work grind and get inspired with good vibes.

In close proximity to local wineries, bourgeoning brewery scene, great eateries and stunning sceneries - the County has become the cool kid in Eastern Ontario and The June definitely plays on the local incredibleness of the community. Guests are not only greeted with a smile at the Wine Lobby, but also a glass of local wine and as an add-on are offered charcuterie boards of cheeses with other local goodness. They take pleasure in being part of the discovery as you make your way through the County.

A road trip to this boutique motel is a must and don't forget your smart phone!

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

The Classic Room

Filled with an eclectic mix of vintage pieces and feminine touches, this room was nothing but basic. Blue velvet curtains, a bohemian peacock chair and palm print wallpaper completed the room decor.

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

While we had every intention on popping by a winery during our journey, we simply went with the flow and kicked off the adventure with delicious authentic Mexican tacos at Parsons Brewing Company (also a new hot spot in the County). Dang this spot was ah-mazing. The foodie tour didn't stop here, the Drake Devonshire made the list as well as Sand and Pearl Raw Bar for oysters.

You can never have too much food right?

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

Breakfast Is Served

After a night of watching the season premier of The Outlander and then passing right out from food coma, a light breakfast was perfect to get our day going. Served was orange juice, fresh scones and vegan breakfast cookie.

Getaway to the June Motel in Prince Edward County

Ready to book your getaway?

Head over to www.thejunemotel.com

Where: 12351 Loyalist Pkwy, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
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Community Love at the Grand Reopening of Victoria Park


Grand Reopening of Victoria Park

Smiles, laughter and pure joy were sentiments that could be felt and seen at the grand re-opening of Victoria Park this summer. Young and old, the community of Kingston gathered around the park as excitement grew to celebrate the completion of the redevelopment of the 125-year old Victoria Park.

Celebrating Canada 150

In collaboration with the TD Common Ground project, an initiative in recognition of Canada's 150th birthday, Kingston was chosen for its vibrant and rich history. As the home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, it just made perfect sense to honour our nation's first capital and invest in diverse yet growing community green spaces.

Located in the close proximity of downtown Kingston and quite the popular hangout spot, Victoria Park was one of many spaces across Canada fit for enhancements to achieve the goal of enriching and bring people together.

The Reopening 

As the town crier Chris Whyman rang his bell on Sunday morning and speeches were made - line ups for gelato and local food trucks grew as neighbourhood kids became anxious for the announcements to comment. The need for a little fun in the new splash pad was certainly growing. Previous council members stood amongst the crowd of over a hundred along with parents and students, the prospect of some much needed TLC finally coming to fruition was the joy the local community needed to kick off the last few weeks of summer within the city of Kingston.

Once the official ribbon-cutting ceremony and unveiling of the plaque was completed as well as acknowledgment of the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Peoples, Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson gladly set his blazer aside and became the first person to test out the splash pad! Many cheered and finally joined in, keeping a close eye at the flow of water leading towards the demonstration garden filled with a variety of plant species.

Grand Reopening of Victoria Park

The Facelift

With the grand reopening of Victoria Park, it is now home to a newly designed splash pad, new tennis and basketball courts, nature inspired walk way, water conservation garden, diversification of trees, and expansion of community gathering areas.

After spending several years residing a few blocks away from Victoria Park, the added green space has made it much more inviting for gatherings whether a BBQ with friends or mid-day chill session under the trees.

Grand Reopening of Victoria Park

Grand Reopening of Victoria Park

To learn more about the Victoria Park project, be sure to visit: TD Common Ground Project

Twitter: @TD_Canada 
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Thanks to TD and the TD Common Ground Project for sponsoring this post.
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A New Way to Cafe this Fall


Summer came and went in a flash - we loved our iced coffees but fall and winter belong to the latte. Am I right? I know we have three more weeks of official summer, but Labour Day weekend always feels like the true season finale. With this cold weather that we’ve been having, it feels much less like summer and more like fall. So what perfect way to embrace the season than with a delicious frothy McCafé French Vanilla Latte and of course a strawberry cream cheese danish. Match made in foodie heaven!

French Vanilla Latte - McCafé - McDonaldsThis fall, treat yourself to an extra special something in the morning that doesn’t put a dent in your wallet. The new McCafé French Vanilla Latte is the perfect blend of vanilla flavour and sweetness to get you excited for the day! I'm not a morning person by any means so this warm delight certainly gets me going before a long day – made with 100% Arabica beans, fresh steamed milk, all-natural and no artificial flavors, what more could you ask for.

French Vanilla Latte - McCafé - McDonalds

Whether it is a hump day treat or a weekend delight, satisfy your fall craving with a sweet burst of energy from McCafé. Grab your fleece blanket, your guilty pleasure reading material or in my case Kingston’s new city guide and cozy up on your couch.

French Vanilla Latte - McCafé - McDonalds

French Vanilla Latte - McCafé - McDonalds

Disclosure: Bon appétit to McDonalds Canada for sponsoring this post!
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Easy Ways to Achieve Morning Mindfulness


Let's be real, mornings are not my favourite and when it rolls around, I hit snooze at least a few times. But of course, like everyone else in the world we have to work hard to play hard - to accomplish dreams, have relationships, and be surrounded by friends and loving people.

To do so, you need to attain happiness - I'm here to share my insights and tips to being happy as happiness lies in your daily habits. The way you decide to start your morning often sets the stage for how the rest of the day unfolds. Life isn't perfect and we all have our off days - anything can happen in the present moment but how we start our day can often affect how we approached challenges throughout the day. So let's win the morning so you can win the day folks!


With a focused mind and energized body to start your day, you have the ability to thrive and kick butt with the inevitable ups and downs that you get handed. If you want to be more successful, or let's be real, just get out of bed feeling happier and less groggy (hands up!), below are few tips that may just help you start your day more positively and nurture your morning:

Wake up Early
This isn't for everyone as I'm guilty of snoozing my alarm clock but with that being said, everyone has their own morning schedule that gets them going for the day.  Some choose to wake up at 6 AM and enjoy their cup of joe, while others rush out the door because they decided to binge watch a show on Netflix at 2AM the night before. I'm not saying staying up late is a bad idea (hey, I love Netflix and chilling), but there's an alternative way to help make your morning more beneficial for you. That might just be giving yourself more time in the morning and establishing a good morning ritual by going to sleep earlier and waking up earlier.

Smile in the Mirror
While you are doing your hair or simply getting dressed, a quick smile in the mirror will boost your moral. We are all human and have our faults, so we need to accept ourselves and our imperfections. Or better yet put on some tunes and do a little dance if that's what gets you grooving to a positive morning.

Create a Tea or Coffee Ritual
Take the time to sit down and enjoy your morning drink of choice. Watching a minute or two of the sun coming up is an instant uplift to your energy and sets the tone for a positive start to the day.

Eat Breakfast Mindfully
Breakfast gives you energy throughout the day but most importantly, it fires up your metabolism to get your brain and muscles going in the morning. Whether it is a granola bar, cereal or a croissant - take a moment to fill your belly and nourish your senses.

Connect with Nature
Reward yourself with fresh air and get outside. Live in the moment and connect with your senses. Three deep breathes usually does the trick for me to regain focus and get motivate for the day.

Recite Positive Affirmations
Morning positive affirmations are the core to a beautiful day - take a deep breath in the morning and begin your day with fresh and motivated mind. You deserve to a great day and exude confidence as well as happiness. Example include: "I choose to be happy right now. I love my life," "I am thankful for all that I have" and "I choose to work with a focused mind."

Let me know in the comments what you do to start your day!
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For All My McDonald Burger-Loving Foodies


50th Anniversary of McDonald Canada

As each new day passes by, you realize there really is only one moment in time, and that time is the now. Enjoy the small things that make you smile as they come - whether it is a cheat meal or escaping the task of making dinner, adding a few extra calories to my routine doesn't hurt. It's about maintaining a balanced lifestyle folks - so as a food lover, saying no to certain dishes is not my forte especially if there is a sentiment or memory attached.

When I got word about the news, I simply could not contain my enthusiasm. So drumroll please….get ready my hamburger-loving foodies as it is the most glorious time of the year to indulge! 🍔🍟

50th Anniversary of McDonald Canada

This year marks the 50th anniversary of McDonald's in Canada! And to celebrate, I'm reminiscing about all the classic meals I had as a kid!

50th Anniversary of McDonald Canada

For those of you who feature a burger into your diet on the reg, this celebration is for you!

As a kid, I remember the days when my mum would take me to McDonald’s for our weekly treat (aka a Happy Meal) and of course the best part were the burgers and the cherry on top - the collectable toys! This anniversary truly brought back happy memories of my childhood and youthful mum who has overcome a tremendous amount. McDonald's was our spot to laugh and be playful.

Thanks to my foodie partner-in-crime, we found some amazing vintage Happy Meal toys from the early 90s in his collection so what perfect way to celebrate a major milestone of 50 years. Bravo!

50th Anniversary of McDonald Canada

Disclosure: Bon appétit to McDonalds Canada for sponsoring this post!
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10 Ways to Inspire Personal Growth


So let’s take a moment to talk about YOU and your GOALS! Whether it’s about becoming happier, financially savvy, owning a home, starting a business or simply making it through the day - it's sometimes tough to achieve but hey, narrowing them down and going after them takes a bit of effort. We need to get real with ourselves, figure out what we want the most, and go after it. We can't be daydreamers for the rest of eternity and it's never too late - we're capable of achieving more than we can imagine, but we need to create a path for ourselves!

It took me four years of a computer engineering degree to realize that my true passion was in writing and marketing. But looking at the positive, I accomplished a degree that gave me valuable skills such as being a data geek that complements my current day job of being a social media coordinator quite well. Don't be afraid to switch jobs or your path in school because at the end of the day, you only live once, thus you should be doing what brings joy to you the most. With patience, we all find our true calling and grow as individuals.

I'm sharing some ways that truly helped me come out of my shell and prosper to where I am:

10 Ways to Inspire Personal Growth

 Get to Know Yourself
This is probably the most important - knowing your strengths and weakness allow you to fill in the gaps but this goes beyond this - it's about knowing who you truly are as a person. This will help you be proud of who you are and communicate that across to others without hesitation. This will transpire to you writing better resumes, cover letters, meeting new people and acing interviews, because you took the time to do YOU!

Surround Yourself with "Beautiful" People
I'm talking about inner beauty folks, seriously. Step away from cliques, drama and gossip. Find your tribe of like-minded individuals who will help you grow. Every person is unique and has a story to tell or valuable lesson to teach, you choose your path and your friends.

Refine Your Tribe
Rid yourself of people who bring you down. I'm all for this as you cannot be friends with everyone and you slowly realize who is meant to be in your circle.

Meet New People
 Whether it is attending a networking session, joining a sport team or messaging someone you follow on Instagram, don't be afraid to connect with others and step outside your comfort zone.

Stop Comparing Yourself
Avoid comparing yourself to what you see on social media as that is a small fraction of the truth. You are your own person and be proud of it.

Get Outside
This is your chance to recharge your batteries and inspire yourself by getting in touch with nature. Take time out to get some fresh air, walk through a park or visit a waterfront to hear crashing waves.

10 Ways to Inspire Personal Growth

De-Clutter
We all have baggage one way or another that we are emotionally attached to. When you finally purge and rid yourself of all the clutter you've hoarded over a lifetime, trust me, it's quite freeing!

Turn Off Netflix
Thanks to friends recommendation, putting a hold on your Netflix binge is quite useful to get off the couch and reconnect with colleagues, family or friends.

Seek a Hobby
The world is your oyster in this aspect. Being passionate about something different is awesome and makes you attractive. You will create your own energy that will draw people in and it doesn't even matter what it's about as long as you are passionate about what you do! Everything else will simply fall into place!

Jot It Down
Whether it's a blog or going old should with pen and journal, writing is a therapeutic outlet for your thoughts and keeping track of your goals! Great way to stay accountable.

What are your goals for the year?
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Kingston is a Haven for Locavores


Definition: one who eats foods grown locally whenever possible

Kingston is why I am a locavore - a statement that rings truth to my time living in the city. I didn't know it at first but with the proximity to local farms, farmers' markets and best of all restaurants, the city of Kingston is a haven for foodies craving true local cuisine. Whether it's visiting Chien Noir Bistro for French inspired dishes, Olivea for savoury Italian delight or Tango Neuvo for Spanish flare, you're in for a treat.  If you’ve never grown your own food or experienced the joy of eating a freshly picked veggie from the farmers' market, you’re missing out! Not only is it a journey for all of your senses, locally produced foods are tremendously beneficial for your community, your health, and the environment.


From our own urban veggie garden, annual subscription to community supported agricultural group (CSA) at Salt of the Earth Farm, attending food shows such as the Great Canadian Cheese Festival and routine visits to the local farmers' market, my foodie partner-in-crime and I are what you consider Locavores.

If you want to get to the nitty gritty, a locavore so to speak is someone who prefers to eat locally  grown and, when possible, rely on meat, eggs, and other food products from local sources. To go further, we are passionate locavores that tend to eat by what's in season but also finding the balance between good food and local ingredients. We are supporting local growers and sustainable farming practices; we eat foods that are better for us, the environment, and more importantly our taste buds!

But the main question on people's mind is why? That's simple! Local products are fresher, better-tasting, longer-lasting, and more nutritious. In a nutshell, consuming locally-sourced food has health and wellness benefits and this is why we choose a locavore lifestyle.

From fruits and vegetables to cheese curds, granola, beef, eggs, and more - the city of Kingston is in the perfect epicentre of local goodness between the Ottawa region and the picturesque Prince Edward County.  The perfect location to dig into local food year-round! 

Some of my favourite finds at the Kingston Memorial Farmers' Market on Sundays:

Glorious Blueberries from Briarlea Farms

Locavore - Farmers Market, Foodie, Local Culinary

Cheesy goodness from Crusty Bakers

Locavore - Farmers Market, Foodie, Local Culinary

Strawberries from Mensen Farm

Locavore - Farmers Market, Foodie, Local Culinary

Milk from Limestone Organic Creamery

Locavore - Farmers Market, Foodie, Local Culinary

Vegan donut from Eat Lover

Locavore - Farmers Market, Foodie, Local Culinary

What tickles your fancy when eating local?
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