Happy Chinese New Year!

 

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This weekend is the Chinese New Year, and celebrating it is a tradition that goes back to the Shang Dynasty ( 1766 B.C.E.- 1122 B.C.E). And although this year’s celebrations in China and Hong Kong will be curtailed somewhat due to current events, Toronto will be ringing it in in style. Continue »



Viva Chouriço !

 

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We’re talking Portuguese chouriço, here, that wonderful cured and smoked sausage that is ubiquitous throughout that beautiful country. Continue »



Diner Style Meatloaf FTW!

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There are some dinners that seem out of place if you have them at home, dinners with a “blue-plate special” appeal to them. Hot turkey or hot roast beef sandwiches, Shepherd’s pie, and liver and onions are just a few of the daily specials we might expect to see when stopping at a favourite truck stop or diner. And perhaps at the top of that list is meatloaf, a much loved comfort food that is almost impossible for most meat-eaters to resist. Continue »



Meatballs for All

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Spring is finally here yet the menacing threat of snow is still in the air, so it’s time to cram in the last of those starchy comfort foods while you still can. As it’s soon going to be salad city, this might be your last chance to jump on the gravy train. Continue »



A Hot Pot For A Cold Night

 

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It’s happening. The cold weather, I mean. It’s here. And what better way to warm up your house and your loved ones than a Hot Pot for supper. Or lunch, it doesn’t matter, just as long as it’s good and hot! Continue »