Friday, July 29, 2011

INSPIRATION: Our Top 5 Links Of July

When we're not cooking up delicious treats for our friends, we're searching for interesting content to share with you on Twitter, Facebook and our blog. Here is a roundup of our top five favourite links of the month:

The 2011 Emmy nominations are out and Mad Men is leading the charge with a whopping 19 nods. The competition looks fierce!

We were thrilled that the Royals visited Canada, and equally excited by the fashion frenzy that the Duchess caused.  

If you love recipes that have been passed down, you'll adore this article about a blog devoted to forgotten handwritten recipes found in old cookbooks. What treasures!

This has got to be the most creative arts and crafts project we've seen in a while! A French designer duo crafted retro gadgets from colourful paper and the results are very impressive.

Banff is one of our favourite destinations in the Rockies but there are lots of other less-travelled gems that are also worth the visit. 

Friday, July 22, 2011

INDULGE: Ice Cream Sandwiches

What better way to beat the heat than with a delicious ice cream sandwich! This recipe roundup was inspired by one of our Twitter followers from Waterloo, who made a BeaverTails ice cream sandwich while he was on vacation in Prince Edward Island. Looks good, doesn't it? We hope you enjoy these four tasty treats that will cool you down while satisfying your sweet tooth. 

Thanks for the genius idea, @Craiger_C!

Enjoy this delicious combo the next time you pop into one of our shops!

Friday, July 15, 2011

CELEBRATE: The Grand Opening of the BeaverTails Monkland Montreal Boutique

There's been a bonafide BeaverTails boom recently with new shops popping up all over Canada. On June 29th we welcomed the newest addition to the family: the Monkland boutique in Montreal. We're happy to report that the grand opening party was a huge success! A big crowd turned out to indulge in free BeaverTails and frozen yogurt, enjoy the live DJ, get their faces painted and catch an impressive BeaverTails eating contest.

Each participant was competing to win big for charity (to the tune of 10% of the first month's profits from the new store). The catch? The BeaverTail was hanging from a clothespin...and you couldn't use your hands. It was all about speed and strategy as the contestants furiously munched for a good cause. It was a close one, but Andrew won on behalf of St John's Ambulance. Congratulations!

Want to see more pictures from the big day? Check out our Facebook photo album.

Friday, July 8, 2011

EXPLORE: Halifax

Home to our very own BeaverTails shop, Halifax's historic waterfront is full of bounty for travellers young and old. Dating back to the late 18th century, when merchant and naval ships sailed its waters, the Halifax harbour is a visitor's delight. So in addition to satisfying your sweet tooth, we've scouted out some scenic stops and a treasure trove of fun for your next visit.

CRUISE: A tour of the picturesque Halifax harbour is an absolute must. Jump aboard the Harbour Queen, a two-story Mississippi-style sternwheeler, for a narrated tour and learn about the rich history and charming folklore of this North Atlantic Port. Or, practice your best Arrr matey! for a Pirate Cruise on the Mar sailing ship. You'll be swashbucklin' in no time!

SHOP: The Historical Properties district on the waterfront is made up of converted warehouses and stone buildings that house a selection of boutiques and galleries, pubs and restaurants. Take a walk back in time and browse the shops for jewellery, gifts, clothing and other speciality items. The Lady Luck Boutique (1869 Upper Water Street) is a favourite with a fantastic mix of chic and sophisticated clothes, accessories and fine arts and crafts by local artists and designers. If you want a little more action for your evening, head downtown and take in some live local music at a pub. The Lower Deck, Split Crow, Seahorse Taverne and The Old Triangle are all sure bets.

STAY: After a day of exploring the sights and sailing the waters, you'll need somewhere to lay your weary head. Stay at The Halliburton, where bed and breakfast meets boutique hotel. Steps from the waterfront hustle and bustle, this heritage brownstone is a cozy and relaxing retreat where history nestles in with comfort and style. 

If you venture to the Halifax area parks, be sure to check out our new BeaverTails huts at Point Pleasant Park and Sir Sanford Fleming Park (The Dingle).

Friday, July 1, 2011

LISTEN: Canadian Jams for Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! We hope you have a fantastic long weekend, filled with family, friends and, of course, good food. We've put together a playlist of some old school Canadian jams to set the stage for your weekend celebrations and get you grooving. Enjoy!

Great Big Sea - Sea of No Cares
Alanis Morrissette - Head Over Feet
Barenaked Ladies - Too Little Too Late
Sarah Harmer - Basement Apartment
The Lowest of The Low - Salesmen, Cheats and Liars
Chantal Kreviazuk - Wonderful (Live)
Nelly Furtado - I'm Like a Bird
The Tragically Hip - New Orleans is Sinking (Westwind)