Islands Caribbean Takeout Delicious and convenient Caribbean food for those late Friday night take out cravings
Oct26

Islands Caribbean Takeout Delicious and convenient Caribbean food for those late Friday night take out cravings

What it is On the Hess Street Village side of King Street West lie a number of take-out-oriented restaurants for residents in need of a quick bite and for the late-night crowds on Friday and Saturday evenings. The strongest recommendation out of all these locations easily goes to Islands, one of my favourite Caribbean restaurants in the city. Islands serves up great jerk chicken, oxtail, roti and curry goat. Their delicious range of...

Fearless in  New York City Liz Chamberlain's resilience in the face of adversity inspires community
Oct26

Fearless in New York City Liz Chamberlain's resilience in the face of adversity inspires community

Liz Chamberlain will be running the New York City Marathon in two weeks, but the journey to the start line was anything but easy. Despite battling an invisible illness after a head injury, she found strength in art and running, and is now inspiring others along the way to the finish line. Chamberlain is a McMaster alumna, and is working as an x-ray and mammography technologist at Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga. The mother of...

A fusion of food cultures Home chef and food blogger Henry Luan shares his passion for food
Oct19

A fusion of food cultures Home chef and food blogger Henry Luan shares his passion for food

Food undoubtedly brings people together, and Henry Luan started his blog Henry’s Culture to do just that. He is sharing his food cultures, starting conversations around food and picking up inspiration from others along the way. Luan spends the daylight hours by a pristine counter as a financial service representative at a bank, but his nights consist of working over a kitchen table dusted with flour by the comforting heat of the oven....

Quick and easy recipes Haven't cooked yourself a meal since school started? These two recipes from a McMaster professor and student are impossible to mess up and cost-effective
Oct05

Quick and easy recipes Haven't cooked yourself a meal since school started? These two recipes from a McMaster professor and student are impossible to mess up and cost-effective

Recipes by Dr. Kee Young and Gabi Herman Prof. Yong’s Chinese Green Vegetables I will share with you how to prepare Chinese green vegetables, either with Bokchoi, Chinese Broccoli either Kailan or Yoy Choy. These are vegetables you normally order at any Chinese restaurants that normally charge you between $7 to $10 when you can actually cook it yourself for less than $2. This is not only a simple and nutritious dish but also extremely...

Culinary Class Act: The Cannon Coffee Co. Fantastic breakfast waffles and coffee are worth the short trip to Ottawa Street North
Oct05

Culinary Class Act: The Cannon Coffee Co. Fantastic breakfast waffles and coffee are worth the short trip to Ottawa Street North

What it is Now that you have gotten through the first month of a school, you have probably found more than a fair share of delicious breakfast/brunch places on James Street North and Locke Street South. If you’re in the city during reading week, it may be time to expand your breakfast horizons. What better way to do that then with some damn good waffles? The Cannon is the only place in the city that excels in both waffles and...

For the love of Winged Beans Young entrepreneurs reinvent what it means to eat healthy
Oct05

For the love of Winged Beans Young entrepreneurs reinvent what it means to eat healthy

Now that the first month of university is over, most students have come to the realization that eating healthy is not only difficult, but a lot of the time expensive and inconvenient. My plan to meal prep and eat right didn’t last past the first week of September, and the hunt for an affordable wholesome eatery near campus was not as fruitful as I hoped. In dire need of a break from over-priced pizza, I turned to Instagram. That’s...