Canada 150: Butter Tarts

 

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Okay the Birthday Bash is over, but let’s not forget that Canada is still whooping it up this summer, and we are celebrating all things Canadian all this year. And what better way to celebrate than by indulging in perhaps that most iconic of Canadian pastries, the Butter Tart. Continue »



The Great Scape

 

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A scape is a stem or shoot that emerges from the ground, often from the bulb or main stem of the plant. This shoot doesn’t support leaves, but usually just a single flower. And when it comes to wild garlic, the scapes are highly coveted; delicious, tender, pungent and full of flavor, and pretty much a must-have ingredient when they’re in season. Continue »



Life Choices for Canada Day

 

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Have you got your Canada Day menu planned yet? For many of us, Canada Day calls for picnics with a variety of fruit, fresh vegetables, cold beverages, maybe potato salad, corn on the cob and for the meat lovers in the gang, hamburgers, hot dogs and sausages. Continue »



The Lemonade of Your Dreams

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The lemonade of my personal dreams is made with lemons that have been grilled. Then I purée some watermelon and add a bunch of Perrier so it is slightly effervescent and not too sweet. Continue »



Summer Grilling: Spiducci

 

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We love grilling and barbecuing in the summer-and in other seasons too, for that matter- and the more we grill, or barbecue, the more we discover different methods of grilling and smoking, and the more we are motivated to seek out new recipes and explore and sample different culinary masterpieces that we can add to our repertoire. One such discovery-for those of us late to the party- is spiducci, the classic Italian meat skewers.

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