Tuesday, September 27, 2011

INSPIRATION: Our Fave Links This Month

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 right here on our blog. This month's roundup of our favourite links of the month include recipes for harvest-season dinners for the whole family: Three delicious and nutritious recipes, plus one beautiful dessert idea. (Of course, BeaverTails always makes the best dessert…) Enjoy!

Epicurious crafted a whole menu based on The Big Bang Theory, to usher in the new television season!

Pick a pepper! Then find out how to roast 'em, stuff 'em or make 'em into soup from Canadian Living!

Montreal’s Grumman ’78 taco truck talks Banh Mi tacos. So, so good...

And finally for a real treat, drool over Deena Pricheps’ Figs with Dolcelatte at DesignSponge.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

LISTEN: Driving Songs

Drive, the first mainstream outing from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn, was the toast of TIFF this year. Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stunt driver in big with L.A.’s crime underground alongside Carey Mulligan and Christina Hendricks (Joan from Mad Men). We can’t wait to see this one! In the meantime, here’s a playlist of driving songs for your next road trip. 

Prince - Little Red Corvette
Paul McCartney - Drive My Car
The Wallflowers - One Headlight
Jackson Browne - Running On Empty
Rascal Flatts - Life Is A Highway
Dave Matthews Band - Drive In Drive Out
Bon Jovi - Lost Highway
Arcade Fire - Keep The Car Running
Aretha Franklin - Freeway To Love 
Stone Temple Pilots - Interstate Love Song

Friday, September 9, 2011

WATCH: Three Must-See Canadian Films

The Toronto International Film Festival began yesterday, and we’re on the scene to let you know what’s hot on screens! These Canadian flicks will be released over the calendar year in theatres, so don’t worry, you'll get a chance to see them if you can't catch them at TIFF.

Director: Sarah Polley
Polley’s follow-up feature to 2006’s Away From Her is a lighthearted love letter to Toronto.

Viggo Mortensen’s third collaboration with Cronenberg is about the relationship between psychoanalysts  Jung and Freud.

Director: Sheldon Larry
A musical coming-of-age story about a boy who finds himself on the dancefloor in L.A.’s vogueing underground.

Friday, September 2, 2011

EXPLORE: Camping in Canada

Summer’s not quite over yet! Why not squeeze every last drop of outdoor fun from this Labour Day weekend with a spontaneous camping trip? For the last-minute camper, here are some websites and apps that can help.

Get The Gear: Do a quick shopping trip to get everything you'll need for a night under the stars at Mountain Equipement Co-op. It's a Canadian classic!

Find A SpotParks Canada is full of inspiring ideas, and their searchable maps are a great way to plan your route.

Cook It Up: The Heritage Gourmet app (downloadable for iPhones from the Parks Canada website) has over 60 recipes that combine historical locales with historical cooking, some of which are camp-stove ready.

Bring Your Phone: Check out Adventure Travel, the sleek travel and design blog, for its recently reviewed outdoor and camping apps. They range from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Happy Labour Day! And happy camping!