Posts Tagged ‘summer fruit’

A Jubilee of Cherries!

 

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We here in Ontario are in the latter stages of cherry season. Have you indulged yet? Whether you opt for the large sweet plump cherries –perfect for eating fresh, and wonderful in fresh fruit salad- or the smaller, tart Sour Cherries that are great for baking and making jam, Ontario cherries are one of summer’s true delights.No county fair would be complete without a cherry pie competition, and is there anything better on a sultry night than cherries jubilee? Continue »



A New Spin On Fruit Cocktail

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If you immediately think of a can of syrupy fruit with a maraschino cherry on top when you read the word fruit cocktail think again. We’re talking cocktails made with fruit and berry infused vodka. Infusions you can make at home in a matter of minutes. Steer clear of those fruit-flavoured vodkas at the LCBO, it is super easy to infuse your own spirits at home, especially now that Ontario is awash with all manner of fruit, from strawberries to blackberries, rhubarb to cherries, peaches and pears. Vodka, a clear almost tasteless spirit, is the logical choice as a base to concoct your own, uniquely flavoured potent potable. And one that is free of any artificial ingredients. When you infuse your own spirits you can ensure the quality of the ingredients that go into it. Fresh local fruit and berries, in season and perfectly ripe, make such a difference.  Continue »



The Easiest Way to Preserve The Summer’s Bounty

I’m a sucker for a bargain and a nerd for IQF. Fortunately these two weaknesses go hand in hand. IQF is an acronym for Individual Quick Freezing, possibly the simplest method of preserving fruit and veggies. With an abundance of both crowding the shelves of the produce department and overflowing in farmer’s markets, the temptation is to buy as much as you can carry.

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