Some like it HOT Dawson’s Hot Sauce is turning up the heat and taking the world by storm
Feb08

Some like it HOT Dawson’s Hot Sauce is turning up the heat and taking the world by storm

By: Hess Sahlollbey Are you a hot sauce fanatic? Addicted to that fiery sensation you feel when you take a bite of your favourite spicy dish? Whether it’s a drop of Tabasco on that cheesy slice of pizza or ghost peppers in your stew, most of us like a little bit of kick in our food, yet very few of us have actually thought to make our own hot sauce. Well, I’m about to let you in on a little secret: it’s not very hard. I will teach you...

Don’t give up on your resolutions How learning from habits can help you reach your goals
Feb08

Don’t give up on your resolutions How learning from habits can help you reach your goals

Even though starting a new year with a renewed sense of direction can be refreshing, a dispirited little voice ends up convincing me that my attempts at turning my life around will end in bitter disappointment. From this comes my love-hate relationship with New Year’s resolutions. I even marked the beginning of this year with a picture of Dr. Evil making air quotes around ‘new year, new me’ hastily pasted over a printout of my class...

It’s bean 10 years Hamilton’s Relay coffee roasters celebrates anniversary and reflects on humble origins as Red Hill Coffee Trade
Feb08

It’s bean 10 years Hamilton’s Relay coffee roasters celebrates anniversary and reflects on humble origins as Red Hill Coffee Trade

By: Adrianna Michell For the past ten years, Relay Coffee Roasters has been bringing quality cups of ethically-produced coffee to the hands of Hamiltonians. Throughout the decade the husband and wife team behind Relay have seen their roastery grow into the thriving business that it is today. Relay Coffee Roasters first set up shop in Hamilton in 2008 under at the name Red Hill Coffee Trade. At the time, Hamilton wasn’t the city it is...

Lulu’s Shawarma You need to try one of Hamilton’s most beloved shawarma and pita wrap restaurants
Feb01

Lulu’s Shawarma You need to try one of Hamilton’s most beloved shawarma and pita wrap restaurants

What is it? Many Hamiltonians swear by Lulu’s Shawarma. As an avid lover of the popular Middle Eastern sandwich, I make a point of trying it in every city I visit. After I heard about Lulu’s I had to give the mom-and-pop restaurant a try. I visited Lulu’s for the first time on a Friday night. The small restaurant was packed with a line up of hungry people waiting for their chicken shawarmas and falafel pitas. The smell of fresh...

Boon Burger Café Plant-based restaurant sprouts on Ottawa Street
Jan26

Boon Burger Café Plant-based restaurant sprouts on Ottawa Street

What is it? The two most common misconceptions that people have when it comes to eating plant-based meals are that they’re boring and not filling enough. For a while, I was adamant that choosing juicy beef over a veggie patty was a no-brainer until I realized that it wasn’t the concept of eating plant-based that was hindering my food experience, but rather my choices of what and where to eat reinforced my misconceptions. A garden...

Working out for the better Ritual Island makes wellness and movement more accessible to Hamilton
Jan26

Working out for the better Ritual Island makes wellness and movement more accessible to Hamilton

When Robin Lamarr was 19 years old, she purchased a 30-day pass to a Toronto yoga studio and instantly fell in love. She later became a certified yoga and Pilates instructor, delving deeper into the mindful movement practice and learning new ways to help others feel good in their bodies. She became fascinated with integrating functional range conditioning, strength and mobilizing exercises, as well as dance, into the yoga atmosphere....