Toronto based hot sauce company, No7, is launching a new line of flavours and they’ll be sampling them at the store later this month (March 15-16th to be precise, follow them on twitter if you want a reminder.). We emailed the husband and wife team of Carlos Flores and Sandra DaSilva to get the scoop on what hot new tastes we can expect.
Sandra told me, “Carlos had discovered a passion for creating and experimenting in his mom’s kitchen. At a very young age he quickly took over and began making anything from simple meals to complex Mexican dishes. What was always served with every meal at the table was his family recipe for hot sauce. After making it here in Toronto for friends and clients he developed No 7 hot sauce.” Continue »
Paul with a hot chick
It has been awhile since the McCartney’s Meat Free Mondays movement began and, while we remind you of it with a meatless recipe every week on twitter, I wanted to check in with a reminder about why it is such a good thing to do — for your health, for the environment and most of all, for the animals. Taking a stand, even one as small as this, can make a difference and it shows those around us, our family, our co-workers, our kids and our friends an example of something they will hopefully want to emulate. Continue »
photo courtesy of Chatelaine
Has this ever happened to you: you have guests drop in unexpected for dinner and all you have is one lousy chicken breast in the fridge. Or one pork chop. Or maybe one of each. No need to panic. Here is a great idea that is right up there with the miracle of the fishes and the loaves. Schnitzel. What a great way to stretch that single chicken breast into a dinner for four.
It sounds impossible doesn’t it? One chicken breast feeding four people, especially when we’re used to one breast per person as a reasonable portion. Continue »
Family Day is the perfect opportunity to get in the kitchen with your kids. That is one thing that is so important to their future, and I don’t mean that in a haute gourmet snob way, I mean not knowing how to cook is part of the reason why we have frozen dinners and KD. When you don’t know how to cook you don’t buy vegetables or rice or flour — you avoid raw products because you don’t know how to use them. Your cart fills up with processed food and that’s how you feed yourself. It’s unhealthy and it’s bad for the environment and for the local food movement we all believe in and work so hard to push forward. Continue »