Monday, 23 February 2015

Episode 87 - February 22, 2015

It's hard to believe, but Spring IS around the corner...really.

Pay talks about her recent experience at a travel clinic and all the fun shots and medications you can get there.
Would you like an app that lets you lock yourself out of your phone for hours at a time to keep you from being distracted? What about using it to lock the phone of your kids or your easily-distracted partner? Pay talks to one of the Toronto co-founders of Flipdapp to find out how it works and why you might want to use it.

Vivian Maier spent her life as a nanny in the US and took photos as a hobby. When she passed away, storage lockers of her belongings were discovered full of over 100,000 negatives. What was found on those rolls of film captured the interest of people around the world and her mysterious life even resulted in a documentary. A Toronto gallery has a few of Vivian's pieces and an upcoming event will you the opportunity to bid on one.

A growing trend among parents is to crowd-fund for their kids birthday parties. Some just want a bigger and better bash than they can afford and are asking you to contribute money so their toddler can have a giant blow-out of a birthday. Writer, Emma Waverman talks about the story she wrote for Today's Parent.

And a mermaid school might be coming to Toronto. Would you?

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Episode 86 - February 16, 2015

It's a sassy lady show as comedian Amanda Brooke Perrin co-hosts! Pay and Amanda talk about Fifty Shades of Grey, the handcuffs you should leave at home and the body parts you shouldn't put into a toaster.
Chef Christine Cushing celebrates 10 years of growing olives and producing olive oil. She talks about the olive oil shortage expected in the next year and how to spend your cash wisely on the good stuff.
Mark Bylok wrote "The Whiskey Cabinet" and pops by the studio to give the girls a whiskey tasting and and Whiskey 101 with the basics on buying, ordering and tasting whiskey.
And...The Toronto Artist's Project is coming up - find out how you watch 16 artists battle it out live, and bid on their artwork.
In between, Pay and Amanda talk about Amanda's worst comedy moment, and cheese.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Episode 85 - February 8, 2015

What are the new flavours and foods you can expect to enjoy in the city soon? Trevor Lui chats about his two food companies that do global flavour mash-ups. His new restaurant Kanpai Snack Bar will serve Taiwanese street food and introduce people to some of the trendy foods from Taiwan's busy night markets.
Chef Ricardo joins the show to talk about the latest issue of his cooking magazine which highlights 13 different areas across Canada with unique soup recipes. What's better on a cold, winter day than a bowl of hot soup? Spice up your meals with one of Ricardo's easy recipes.
And Pay and Vinney chat about the woman who will never win Mom of the Year...she organized a kidnapping of her child to "teach him a lesson". Take a listen to her terrible kidnapping plan.

Monday, 2 February 2015

Episode 84 - February 1, 2015

Do you know someone who is a disaster in the kitchen? A new Food Network show wants to pair them with one of Canada's top chefs to create a restaurant-quality dish! Apply or nominate someone for "Chef In Your Ear". Producer Daniel Gelfant talks about the kind of clueless cooks the show is looking for and tells you how to apply.
La Poutine Week is back until February 7th. Listen to some of the mouth-watering creations that are being offered up by local restaurants this week.
And celebrity chef and Food Network star, Anna Olson is the cupcake crusader for National Cupcake Day where cupcakes can help animals at local SPCAs and Humane Societies across Canada.

Make sure you listen to nutritionist Lisa Cantkier before going gluten-free! A life-long celiac, Lisa explains why some people GAIN weight when they go on a gluten-free diet and the big mistakes we make. Find out how to do gluten-free the right way.

Bet you didn't know the Glycemic Index was invented by a Toronto doctor! Dr. David Jenkins joins the show to explain why we should pay attention to the foods that spike our sugar levels.

And if you had the cash, would you pay $32,000 to have a company help you create a unique baby name? The company exists....