Posts in category Longo’s Taste Ontario Ambassador

Longo’s: And The Winner of the ...

Longo’s: And The Winner of the Favourite Cook Photo Contest Spectacular is….
With Rochelle campaigning HARD for her photo to win and her diligence paid off as she garnered over 300 votes!  She even incited people to go vote because it was a photo of her in her holiday lingerie. Here’s how she described Festive Breakfast: My flatmate snapped this photo of me cooking breakfast. We had rudely been awakened by our [...]

Longo’s: Vote in the Favourite ...

Longo’s: Vote in the Favourite Cook Photo Contest Spectacular
I need your help to pick the winner in the Longo’s Favourite Cook Photo Contest Spectacular  Winner gets a New Year’s Eve Surf & Turf Spectacular Dinner from Longo’s.  That will include four steaks, bag of shrimp and lobster tails and a selection of other Longo’s goodies. The Winner will be announced Dec 29th after 3pm based [...]

Longo’s: Photo Contest – ...

Longo’s: Photo Contest – Favourite Cook Photo Contest Spectacular
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED until 8pm Dec 28th As my Longo’s Taste Ontario Ambassadorship comes to a close, I wanted to wrap up with one big photo contest that you can all enter!  Late December is all about cooking, whether it’s rum balls, latkes, turkey, bibingka, black cake, tourtière, gingerbread or momos, so in honour of all this cooki [...]

Longo’s: Taste Ontario, Taste t...

Longo’s: Taste Ontario, Taste the World Round Up
Okay, one final post about the Taste Ontario Taste the World evening at Longo’s… this time a round up of the posts about our guests impressions of the evening, the store and the food. Taste Ontario at Longo’s from Sarah B. Hood on  toronto tasting notes… New Loblaws, Bulk Barn, and Matt Kantor at Longo’s  from David [...]

Longo’s: A night of Taste Ontar...

Longo’s: A night of Taste Ontario Taste the World
When I was invited by Longo’s to be a Taste Ontario Ambassador in August I started working on Taste Ontario, Taste the World.  I wanted to showcase Ontario ingredients from a World Cuisine perspective by hosting a cooking demo/dinner for some of Toronto’s foodies, bloggers, influencers and twitterati. A perfect fit for the range a [...]

Longo’s: And Then A Photo Conte...

Longo’s: And Then A Photo Contest Broke Out!
It may seem a little strange, but that’s what happened on Wednesday night at Longo’s MLS Loft for our Taste Ontario, Taste the World evening. There we were enjoying the lovely bounty of Ontario, sipping wines from local wineries and watching Matt prepare this fantastic meal when things got … well… silly.  Not that that is so uncommon wh [...]

Watching Matt in action at Longo̵...

Watching Matt in action at Longo’s in prep for tonight’s #TasteOntario Blogger Dinner
We have 20 bloggers, influencers and folks-about town coming in for a cooking demo with Matt cooking 5 International dishes all from Longo’s shelves and each dish featuring an Ontario product. So amazing! This is Taste Ontario, Taste the World  

Longo’s: Friday Wings

Longo’s: Friday Wings
As you may have noticed, all these dinner stories seem to start with some sort of life-event making dinner challenging. Isn’t that always the way?  I know I’m not alone. Friday night we were headed out of town. A quick train trip to visit family and I was really excited to snag wings at the Longo’s Maple Leaf Square store to eat on the train [...]

Longos Thursdays Pizza

Longos Thursdays Pizza
Because life is never boring, Thursday night’s dinner deal lined up with a HoHoTO sponsorship team meeting.  Of course that means a great opportunity to feed a group! So, guess who brought the pizza? (Okay, it was Gerry because I was busy getting things lined up for our meeting.) Gerry picked up three 16” pepperoni pizzas at the Elizabeth Str [...]

Longo’s: Wednesday’s Chic...

Longo’s: Wednesday’s Chicken
Well, remember how my best friend and his daughter were visiting on Tuesday?  Well they were still visiting Wednesday. Wednesday morning anyway.  It was a lovely visit with lots of catching up, but it meant my day was little offset.   Essentially I started work at about noon instead of nine. One of the benefits of working [...]

Longo’s: Tuesday’s Sushi

Longo’s: Tuesday’s Sushi
Tuesday was by far the most challenging meal in this series.  Not because Longo’s sushi is challenging but because my best friend and god-daughter arrived that night with a serious craving for Indian.  Sushi, as most of you know, is not a traditional Indian dish.  Not even a close approximation of any South Asian cuisine. I decided we’d get t [...]

Giveaway: Taste Ontario Taste the Wor...

Giveaway: Taste Ontario Taste the World at Longo’s Nov 30
As part of my Longo’s Taste Ontario Ambassador adventure, I just got approval to take over the Longo’s Loft on Nov 30th and host an evening with Chef Matt Kantor of and my partner in the Secret Pickle Supper Club cooking international dishes featuring Ontario products. This is a one-night-only demo dinner entitled:  Ta [...]

Longo’s: Monday’s Stir Fr...

Longo’s: Monday’s Stir Fry Kits
Monday was by far the most fun we had with Longo’s Daily Dinner Deals.  Mainly because we got 3 of their Stir Fry Kits to try.  We were gambling that the kits were good and that we could sample a couple of flavours and the leftovers would make great lunches.  At $6.99 per kit it’s really not much of a gamble especially when you can look in th [...]

Longo’s Week of Daily Dinner De...

Longo’s Week of Daily Dinner Deals
Last week I told you about our Longo’s Meets CheapEats adventure, a day when we ate every single meal in Longo’s Maple Leaf Square store.  Well you didn’t think we’d leave out their $6.99 Daily Dinner Deals did you? Of course not! So we spent a week eating Longo’s Dinner Nights Done Right for dinner every day.  Some were fantastic, some were [...]

Longo’s Meets CheapEats: A Day ...

Longo’s Meets CheapEats: A Day Of Longo’s Meals
As Longo’s Ambassador and Chief CheapEater, I figured it was my duty to try out their prepared foods, especially since their current marketing is promoting Take it – Make it – Learn it (ready-to-eat, ready-to-cook, and how to cook).  So I recruited my partner-in-CheapEats Gerry and we spent a day at Longo’s eating every meal ̵ [...]

Giveaway: Longo’s Gift Card

Giveaway: Longo’s Gift Card
It’s past time for another Longo’s giveaway and this time rather than hand picking a big bag of perishable goodies I’ve decided to give you a Longo’s gift card for $20. This way you can spend it on the goodies you would like to put in the bag yourself!  Vegetables, coffee, meat, cheese, sauces, chocolate, or just stock up on garlic Here’s How [...]


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