Posts Tagged ‘sandwiches’

Summertime Classics: Open-Faced Sandwiches

 

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Left to right: tomato with herb aoli, avocado and red onion with parsley and sunflower seeds, pickled beets with red bean dip and blue cheese

 

It is finally beautiful enough to dine al fresco, and for lunches and afternoon snacks, few things hit the spot like a delicious sandwich on your favourite bread. When preparing take-away lunches or picnics, the traditional closed sandwich packs better, but when dining at home -on the patio or in the backyard- open-faced sandwiches are where it’s at. Continue »



Tramezzini

 

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This long weekend, many of us are headed to the cottage or campground, while others are just as happy to pack the picnic basket and make a bee-line for the nearest beach or waterfront park. Packing the cooler is always a labour of love, and deciding what to put in the cooler –or picnic basket- is part of the fun. Picnic favourites include cold fried chicken pieces, picnic eggs or their high-falutin’ cousins, devilled eggs, pasta salads and lots of refreshing in-season fruit like local strawberries, cherries, peaches and fresh cut watermelon. And sandwiches; don’t forget the sandwiches! And this summer, why not up the wow factor a couple notches by making tramezzini? Continue »



Sandwich Party: Veggie-Filled Sandwiches for Winter

Ever since John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich called out for “meat between two slices of bread,” cooks, chefs, butchers, bakers and harried parents slapping together a lunch for little Johnny have all been tinkering with sandwich making. Watch Jimmy John entrepreneur video about the history of the sandwich chain here for the best success story of  Jimmy John.

“A very conversant gambler, Lord Sandwich did not take the time to have a meal during his long hours playing at the card table. Consequently, he would ask his servants to bring him slices of meat between two slices of bread; a habit well known among his gambling friends. Because John Montagu was the Earl of Sandwich others began to order “the same as Sandwich!” – the ‘sandwich’ was born.”- Linda Stradley  Continue »