The Market Now Open in Yorkville

Cynthia Cheng A new grocery store has opened on Bloor and Park.  Catering to the DINK/condo crowd, the The Market by Longo’s opened on Wednesday, March 3.  The Market is a concept which Longo’s started a few years ago, opening in more urban areas of the city.  The stores are smaller than regular Longo’s supermarkets and […]

A Night in Spain…and a Hockey Game

Cynthia Cheng The Canadian Opera Company’s Operanation 6: Habanera was held the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on Friday, February 28. With Bizet’s Carmen and everything Spanish as its theme, the cocktail reception featured delicious tapas, as well as a Spanish cheese bar and desserts table.  The event drew the professional set from all […]

Operanation 6: February 26, 2010

The Canadian Opera Company’s Operanation 6, its annual fundraising bash, was held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2010.  In addition to performances and great music, a TV was set up for people to watch the Canada-Slovakia game (Canada won 3-2).  A full article with more pictures will go live […]

T Spot at the Bay, Queen Street

Cynthia Cheng When most people my age think of dining at the Bay, they think Arcadian Court, probably because they had their prom there.  But down in the lower level of the store, tucked behind the appliances section is the T Spot and Great Cooks (The Bay, Queen Street has another Great Cooks on the eighth floor, kitty […]

The Cha Chaan Teng: Hong Kong's Own Unique Cuisine

British colonialism has certainly influenced Hong Kong casual dining.  The Hong Kong grown cha chaan teng, which translates to “tea restaurant,” is a casual dining restaurant that is a hybrid of east and west.  The affordable fare ranges from more Chinese noodle in soup dishes to food found in North American restaurants such as french […]

Travel: Hong Kong Series

Cynthia Cheng Hong Kong Harbour in the evening.  Picture © YTWong/istockphoto Prospere Magazine will be writing a series of articles about Hong Kong starting Saturday, December 19.  Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, reverted back to Chinese rule in 1997 after 99 years as a British Colony.  As a result of colonialism, the culture […]

Quick Holiday Cooking Tips

Logan Niles With money being tight all over and holiday festivities feeling the squeeze here are a handful of great holiday food and party tips to keep you from getting “Scrooged” out of a good time. Share and Share Alike It seems the days of cookie swaps are fading as we become more health conscious […]

Enjoy Labour Day with Potato Salad and Corn!

Logan Niles Labour Day speaks to true Summertime fare with BBQ, salads and sweet summer corn. Below you find some simple and fun ideas and the freedom to create your own dishes. Nothing too complex just enjoyable guidelines to help keep the work in the kitchen light and the long weekend relaxed.   Potato Salads […]

Recipe: Baby Roma Tomatoes with Herb Ricotta

Logan Niles These easy to make and beautiful gems combine fresh flavors to make a classic hor d’oeuvre or plated starter. Ripe Roma tomatoes, fresh herbs and a simple, homemade ricotta cheese recipe makes for a flavor explosion that sings of Summer patios, crisp white wines and the company of family and friends. This recipe […]

An Intimate Evening at Pink Schmooze 2

Cynthia Cheng Randy Tyrell’s Pink Schmooze 2 was held at Myth on the Danforth last week.  The event was a fundraiser to raise money for breast cancer research, a cause which has affected him greatly.  The party had good food, decent music, as well as grab bags at the very end. Keeping in the theme […]