Celebrate Like an Italian with Lidia

 

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For cooks there is no doubt about it; the best thing about the fall is the abundant harvest. And with that coincides perhaps the second best thing about the fall; it’s new cookbook season. And with that in mind, today we look at Lidia Matticchio Bastianich’s new offering, Lidia’s Celebrate Like An Italian, a cookbook brimming with over two hundred new “foolproof” recipes that will make your kitchen your favourite room in the house. Continue »



Invite The Three sisters to Thanksgiving

 

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Beans, corn and squash

 

When you think of Three Sisters, what images come to mind? If you’re a millennial, possibly you think of a trio of Kardashians, or others of a certain age might think of The Andrews sisters. But if you know a bit about companion planting, and the agricultural practices of the peoples native to North America, you will think, beans, corn and squash, this continent’s original three sisters. Continue »



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 »