Asiago And Eggplant Are A Perfect Match

 

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Years ago I worked in a restaurant that baked with a lot of Asiago cheese. “Poor man’s parmesan” is what the chef called it. True, Asiago is less pricey than the King of Cheeses, Parmigiano-Reggiano, but don’t let this less than complimentary epithet discourage you, Asiago is a wonderful cheese that does indeed have a taste similar to parmesan, but has a personality all it’s own. Continue »



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 »



Canadian Favourites: Dare Maple Leaf Cookies

 

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The Toronto Maple Leafs may have fallen, but all over our city, maple trees are just opening up. The maple leaf is a big deal in this country, figuring prominently on sports jerseys, waving on our national flag and hiding out in the cookie jars of our dreams. Continue »



Essential Kitchen Gadgets: Tart Pan

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When you do retire to that island paradise, there are certain kitchen gadgets you will want to bring along. Today we include on that list, a tart pan. With a removable bottom no less. Is this actually essential? Well if you want guaranteed perfect results every time, if you like your quiches and tarts to have a crust that looks like you spent years in culinary school, if you have little to no talent in the kitchen but want to put out tarts that look like they belong on the cover of a now defunct gourmet magazine then yes, this little wonder is as essential as it gets. Continue »



Easter Hours

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Whether you celebrate with a leg of lamb, a pineapple-studded ham or a plant-based feast of yams – wishing everyone a lovely Easter weekend!

The store will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Sunday, back to regular hours on Monday morning at 8am.