All posts by Valerie Howes

National Magazine Award-nominated writer Valerie Howes writes feature stories for publications such as Globe and Mail, National Post, enRoute, Toronto Life, Reader's Digest, Canadian Living and Chatelaine. Her blog, Open Kitchen, took Gold at the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Awards and the Canadian Online Publishing Awards. ***** Valerie Howes, finaliste aux National Magazine Awards, publie des reportages pour le Globe and Mail, le National Post, enRoute, Toronto Life, Reader's Digest, Canadian Living et Chatelaine. Son blogue, Open Kitchen, a remporté l'or aux Canadian Society of Magazine Editors Awards et aux Canadian Online Publishing Awards.

A Toronto-Niagara Gourmand Getaway for Valentine’s

With Valentine’s weekend approaching, maybe you’re torn between town and country for your romantic mini-break. Love blossoms on quiet moments of togetherness and excitement, so … Continue Reading

Canada’s Best Christmas Markets

Across Germany, Austria, Eastern France and Northern Italy, during the cold dark winter months, people have for centuries gathered at Christmas markets to clink mugs … Continue Reading

Discovering the Wineries of Ontario, Part 2: Prince Edward County

After exploring Windsor-Essex last week, I was excited to check out another Ontario wine destination: Prince Edward County. It’s just a … Continue Reading

Discovering the Wineries of Ontario, Part 1: Windsor-Essex

Most people know Windsor-Essex, Ontario, as a place where cars are made, but it’s also one of Canada’s three largest wine-making regions. Grapes love this … Continue Reading