Foodie Gift Guide - Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain

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Ok so now that we've shared our favourite gifts for foodies, we wanted to give you the chance to win a gift you can give to yourself.  You may have noticed that a few of the gifts we suggested have come from Grey County.  We love the region for it's great food, restaurants, and outdoor experiences.  Once of our favourites are the outdoor baths at Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain.   

We can call lose sight of our own wellness from time to time.  Set in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment, Scandinave Blue Mountain is somewhere you can connect with the yourself, unplug and savour the beauty of Ontario in every single season. 

Chew Street and Scandinave are both running giveaways for the holiday season.  Click here to enter Scandinave's 24 Days of Giving contest.  If you've been a good foodie all year long, enter our contest to win 2 Baths Passes to Scandinave Blue Mountain.  While you're in the wellness spirit, try some local healthy elixirs we love.

 

PS - Check in tomorrow for our last epic giveaway!


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Foodie Gift Guide - Marsh Street Sweets

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Now that you're in the home stretch of shopping for your favourite foodie, it's time to turn your mind to some stocking stuffers.   Marsh Street Sweets is based in Grey County and they create delicious, fluffy marshmallows in unique flavours.

We love the Chocolate Mint, and the Toasted Coconut.  There's also a limited edition flavour for the holidays -  Glamapalooza - made with Ontario rasperries and Black Raspberry liquer.

Marsh Street Sweets are popping up in holiday and farmers markets.  Click here to find out where you can buy some for your favourite foodie. 

 

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Foodie Gift Guide - Moonshine Mama's Elixirs + Tonics

If you've been following our Cocktail Makeover series, you know I love to play mixologist. I also love cocktails made with ingredients that help reduce the guilt factor :-)

Moonshine Mamas is a Canadian company that was started after a health crisis led the creators to discover the healing properties of turmeric. Made with ingredients like turmeric, ginger root, freshly squeezed lemons and honey you will feel good drinking this in a cocktail, mocktail or any other creative concotion you can come up with. Each of the four flavours - Turmeric Elixir, Turmeric Lime, and Sour Cherry Elixir and Winter Warrior - will find a special place in the bar cart of your favourite foodie.


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I chose the Moonshine Mama's Sour Cherry Elixir for my holiday cocktail  I combined 1 ounce each of the elixir and gin with a spritz of lemon - all shaken over ice.  In the mood to go alcohol free?  Replace the vodka with sparkling water and you're all set.  Moonshine Mamas has more creative recipes on their site.


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Want this for yourself or your favourite foodie?  Head to Moonshine Mamas to find your local retailer.  


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Foodie Gift Guide - iYellow Wine Club

I've been a member of iYellow Wine Club for years. I've had a great time and made new friends during their wine tours and wine classes. Before the holiday rush, I got a chance to attend their newest wine experience, the iYellow Supper Club.


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Located in the heart of the city, the Supper Club is an intimate. modern space.  Each Supper Club experience features wines from a different region.  My dinner experience featured  Nedeburg Wines from South Africa.  You enjoy a multicourse meal cooked by a local chef, each course complimented by a different wine.  Our amazing meal was cooked by Chef Mike Ward, who created flavourful and creative dishes right before our eyes in the open kitchen. Angela Aiello, Founder of iYellow, hosted our dinner and shared tidbits about our wine pairings throughout the meal.  The evening had a leisurely pace, laughter and conversation peppering the entire night.


There's nothing like the gift of an unforgettable experience.  You can start your wine journey the same way I did.  Enter now to win two passes to iYellow Wine School for you and your favourite foodie.



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Foodie Gift Guide - Seedlip - The World's First Non-Alcholic Spirit

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Every now and again there comes along a brand that makes you drop your jaw and a start slow clap.

Seedlip is one of those brands.

Seedlip is revolutionizing the non-alcoholic, artisan mocktail movement with the world’s first copper-pot distilled ‘spirits’.

Just two years old, this brand has already won major international awards with these sugar-free, sweetener-free, zero calorie, artificial flavour-free products. They’ve really cracked it. They understood people were sick of juice-laden mocktails or resorting to drink soda all night when they were choosing not to drink. 

Coming in two divine flavours - Seedlip Spice 94 and Seedlip Garden 108 - you can treat these delicious (and deliciously grown-up) spirits like a gin by mixing with tonic, or by using your imagination to create a variety of non-alcoholic cocktails. Seedlip offers people limitless alcohol-free possibilities as you can sip these with mixers, salts & shrubs, teas and brines to create everything from a bitter to sour to spicy drink.

Seedlip Spice 94 is aromatic. This is my personal favourite as it is both familiar, like a hug, and rustically adventurous. The botanicals found in Spice Seedlip are All Spice, Cardamom, Oak, Lemon, and Grapefruit. Feeling festive? Dress your Spice and tonic with pomegranates.


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Seedlip Garden 108 is herbal. I can best describe this as being extremely fresh and organic tasting. The botanicals found in Garden Seedlip are Peas, Hay, Spearmint, Rosemary, and Thyme. Woo your guests this holiday season by serving Garden and Tonic, garnished with peas.


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If you live in the Greater Toronto Area you can find Seedlip at fine restaurants and bars such as Jacobs Steakhouse, Canoe, Bymark, Bar Raval, Pretty Ugly, Bar Isabel, and D.W. Alexander.  Want to add it to your bar cart for your holiday entertaining?  Pick it at Pusateri's across the GTA.

If you live outside Toronto and want it for yourself or as the ultimate stocking stuffer for your favourite foodie, head to Jacobsons  and place your order.

 


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Megan Munro is a lifestyle, food, beauty & travel writer.  Her passion for travel has taken her to 36 countries and she now calls Toronto home.  Follow Megan at @immfab