Homemade Pita for the Barbecue

 

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It’s no secret that food tastes better outdoors. And food-meats, certain vegetables, potatoes and fruit- are also taken to another level after being introduced to the grill for a few minutes. But if your barbecue or grill has a lid, and a mechanism for regulating heat, you can also use it for roasting or baking potatoes and making pita bread. Continue »



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 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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DIY: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Finally the weather gods are smiling on the good citizens of Ontario. When the warm weather is upon us, our culinary inclinations turn to the great outdoors; to snack foods that are easily transportable via the cooler to parks and beaches, to fresh fruit and vegetables ready to be eaten raw or grilled along side burgers and steaks, and to cooling beverages and ice cream, yes, summer definitely screams for ice cream. And one of our favourite ways to make sure we are getting the necessary amounts of the stuff is to stuff it into a sandwich. Continue »