Posts Tagged ‘ice cream’

DIY: Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

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Finally the weather gods are smiling on the good citizens of Ontario. When the warm weather is upon us, our culinary inclinations turn to the great outdoors; to snack foods that are easily transportable via the cooler to parks and beaches, to fresh fruit and vegetables ready to be eaten raw or grilled along side burgers and steaks, and to cooling beverages and ice cream, yes, summer definitely screams for ice cream. And one of our favourite ways to make sure we are getting the necessary amounts of the stuff is to stuff it into a sandwich. Continue »



Love Grows where My Rosemary Goes

 

Rosemary in full bloom

Rosemary in full bloom

 

I’m a lucky fella, and I’ve just got to tell her
That I love her endlessly
Because love grows where my Rosemary goes
And nobody knows like me-  
Edison Lighthouse

If you love rosemary the way Edison Lighthouse does, we understand. They were talking about the herb right? This perennial evergreen, a member of the mint family, is one of those gifts that keeps on giving throughout the year, it’s aromatic leaves appearing in foods both savoury and sweet. And this summer’s hot dry conditions are perfect for rosemary; native to the Mediterranean, it thrives in these conditions, growing into a full, bushy shrub reaching a height of over six feet. It is lovely to look at too, making a wonderful addition to your summer gardens, its unmistakable scent noticeable when you walk by. Though it won’t survive our cold winters outdoors, Sarah Battersby tells us how to keep it thriving during the winter, making this wonderful plant an herb for all seasons.

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Our Proud Producers: Death In Venice Gelato

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It may be safe to say that Kaya Ogruce has found his calling and Toronto aficionados of gelato and sorbetti are rejoicing.

The peripatetic Ogruce was born in Istanbul, studied engineering at the University of Toronto and after graduating became interested in food science, began work at Terroni in Toronto, then attended Stratford Chefs School, apprenticed at Scaramouche and staged at the three-Michelin-star Oud Sluis in Holland.

Back in Toronto, he is now making some of the best and most original gelato and sorbetti around as founder of Death in Venice Gelato Co. Which you can taste (and buy!) in-store tomorrow, May 7th, during the Death in Venice demo from 11-3pm.

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Homemade Holiday Ice Cream

 

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cranberry ice cream

 

The other day I was in an elevator with a woman who was eating an ice-cream cone. A grown woman, going to town on an ice cream cone on one of the coldest days of the year. What a weirdo, I thought. Doesn’t she know that ice-cream, is only for the summer?

Does she know something that I don’t?

Then I started to think about it a little more.  Continue »