Posts Tagged ‘beer’

Support Toronto’s Small Breweries

“Give my people plenty of beer, good beer and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them.”-Queen Victoria

 

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It would kind of suck if you wanted to put out a nice cheese board, but the only stuff available came from KRAFT. Here we have KRAFT single slices, here, Velveeta, how about a little cheese whiz on that cracker? Imagine not having access to great local cheese like Monforte or Thornloe or any of your favourites, if all your cheese came from some conglomerate more concerned with the bottom line than anything else. It’s important for us as consumers to support our local artisanal brewers, bakers and candlestick makers, not simply for altruistic reasons, but because most often the product they craft is more delicious. So it is with one of our favourite food groups, Beer.

 

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Celebrate Ontario Beer for Valentine’s Day

We recently posted an initiative  put forth by the Wine Council of Ontario suggesting a new model for distributing and accessing Ontario wines, and we feel it is only fair to give the beer lovers amongst us equal time. February is a big month for celebrating Ontario Craft Brewers and their winter beers, with the Super Bowl this past Sunday and Valentine’s Day in a couple weeks. Beer and wings for the Super Bowl might seem like a no-brainer, but beer for Valentine’s Day? Why not?
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Super Bowl Classics With Fresh Ingredients

This Sunday is the biggest football game of the year and the traditional foods served can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Take the Seven Layer Dip and chip dips like Ranch or French Onion – all of them contain so many unpronounceable ingredients. Add those dips to all the giant submarines, chicken wings, pizza, chips and beer and you’re dosing your system with a Super Bowl-sized amount of preservatives and chemicals.

I don’t want to kill all the fun by banning junk and asking you to serve salads and water to your guests, but there has to be a way to get a little balance into the equation. Continue »



Happy Canada Day 2011

Our spring and summer have started off chilly and wet but today we’ve got blue skies and shining sun. Time to get out into the beautiful day and celebrate living in the greatest country on earth.
Whether you’re camping at the Pinery, sailing down the Rideau Canal, hiking in the Green Belt, water-skiing at the cottage in Prince Edward County, or grilling grass fed steaks on a fire escape in Parkdale, we’ve got some tips for you to make this Canada Day the best you’ve ever had. Continue »