Posts Tagged ‘holiday dining’

Snack Plating for the Holiday Week



Ah, the week between Christmas and New Years, you just don’t feel like cooking, especially after a high-powered holiday.There are only a few times of year when the fridge is as overflowing as it will be over the next few days. Magazines are filled with tips for using up all that turkey. Recipes for turkey hash, turkey soup, turkey a la king…We prefer a simpler approach and just use whatever is already on hand to throw together a snack plate. Continue »

A Toronto Thanksgiving Roundup




It’s Thanksgiving weekend! Whether or not you are planning a traditional family feast featuring turkey and all the trimmings, or are opting for a vegetarian or vegan repast, or just looking for something to do by yourself, a lot of planning goes into this autumnal celebration, and today we thought we’d so a little round-up of ideas to help you get the most out of the holiday. Continue »

How To Salad Over The Holidays



The holiday season that is upon us is the one time of the year when most of us happily give into a spirit of willful blindness regarding our diet, eagerly scooping up extra helpings. There’s turkey and ham, rolls with butter, ladles of gravy, rich cheeses and creamy dips and buttery mashed potatoes; even brussels sprouts are cooked with lardons. Keeping this in mind, perhaps it is a good idea to make sure there is a big, good old fashioned salad bowl on your table, encouraging your family and friends to dig in. Think of those gorgeous salad bowls from the 70’s, maybe gracing the Brady Bunch table. One of those will surely encourage everyone to get some greens on their plate.

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