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 Summer Food Festivals Are Coming…

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Toronto is a great place to be for food festivals in the summertime and there are two with similar names that could easily be confused but each deserve our attention. I’m talking about Taste of Toronto and Toronto Taste, and both will feature this guy – Antler Chef and Owner Michael Hunter.

 

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Why Guacamole Is Important For Your Canadian Brain

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This is the time of year that can be a little bit painful for those of us who yearn for sunshine and summer vibes. The weather is constantly playing games with us – sunny yet freezing, or drizzly with the kind of cold damp that gets deep in your bones and then of course there are all those grey clouds that just won’t skedaddle and let us enjoy our tulips and daffodils under perfect blue skies.

That’s why guacamole is so important this time of year. Bright green, delicious and full of B6. Continue »



An Evening of Sustainable Dim Sum

 

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I love dim sum. Whenever friends suggest going out for Saturday or Sunday brunch, I nudge the conversation in the direction of the nearest dim sum joint.  The beauty of dim sum is the immediate service; no matter how busy it is, as soon as you sit down you are served tea, and in a matter of moments, polite and cheerful (but no-nonsense) ladies are rolling carts to your table containing all manner of delectable edibles, often preceded by or trailing enticing aromatic wafts of steam. There is no interminable wait for harried servers- murder in their eyes- your order never gets lost or forgotten, no rubbery bacon or burnt toast or cold, runny eggs. What you see is what you get.

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Hockey Night in Picton!

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One of our favourite Canadian charities is part of what promises to be a very delicious hockey game in Picton this weekend. Pitting Toronto chefs against Montreal chefs, the game will have some of the best concessions hockey fans have ever experienced. Plus Ken Dryden will be there!

And all the proceeds go to one of our favourite Canadian charities. Continue »