Can You Spend A Weekend In Toronto On A Budget?
Hold onto your loonies and toonies.
You’ve just won $1,000! Hooray! Here’s the catch: It’s in Canadian dollars. But hey, still, free money!
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So you decide to put that Canadian cash to good use and go on a quick trip to Toronto! Let’s see if you can spend a busy weekend in the city without going over your $1,000 budget.
Lemon-Herb Shortbread Cookies
These surprisingly sophisticated cookies are made with less butter than traditional shortbread, and almond flour replaces some of the refined white flour for extra nutrients. Get a head start by making the dough up to a month ahead and freezing it. Serve these cookies on their own, or as part of a pretty post-dinner spread with fruit, nuts, and dark chocolate.
Pear Tarte Tatin
A little indulgence goes a long way in this luscious tarte. Our version has less butter and sugar than usual and instead relies on the pears’ juices to create a mouthwatering caramel sauce. Don’t be tempted to use Bartlett pears in this recipe, but Bosc will do in a pinch. The unsweetened whipped cream is perfect counterpoint to the caramelized fruit.