Posts Tagged ‘video’

Ornamental Grasses Add Movement to the Garden

That ornamental grasses catch the breezes and sway in the wind is one of the best reasons to have them in the garden. Daisies, while pretty, just stay put. Grasses move, adding a fourth dimension to the garden—movement through time—showing off whenever the wind kicks up. Ornamental grasses are low-maintenance, and their texture and  year-round colour, especially in the winter, is another plus. Winter interest of ornamental grasses is one of the single best reasons to add grasses to your garden, whether they are glowing copper in a winter sun, or arched over and covered in snow. Things to remember when considering grasses:

  • full sun is usually needed for most tall, vertical grasses like ‘Karl Foerster’ (Calamagrostis acutiflora)
  • part sun is fine for hakonechloa grass (Japanese Forest Grass)
  • grasses look best when planted in larger groups, of at least three clumps
  • grasses are part of the new, naturalistic style of garden, popularized by designer Piet Oudolf
  • grasses have mounding, vertical or fan-like shapes, consider these shapes in your garden design
  • grasses pair well with flowering perennials, like rudbeckia, coneflower, ‘Autumn Joy’ sedum, and many others

Video: If You Give a Chef a Peach

Alexandra Feswick is the Executive Chef of the Samuel J.Moore in the Great Hall. We asked her what is happening in her kitchen as we sail through August and get ready for fall. She shared an unconventional, but incredibly delicious sounding, recipe for peaches with us. Grab some peaches and try it at home this long weekend.


Video: A Few Words with a Restaurant GM

Continuing our video series we talk with Anton Potvin, GM of the soon to be opened restaurants the Chase and the Chase Fish & Oyster House. He’s very excited about the downtown dining scene and rightly so, the heart of the city isn’t just for suits these days.

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Apron Strings 2013

Just in time for Father’s Day we are ready to unveil this year’s collection of Apron Strings videos. This project is Hypenotic‘s baby and each year she infuses it with the fun, energy and excitement she feels about cooking and sharing recipes with family members through the generations.

“This year instead of focusing on the recipes we’re focusing on family relationships and the way food plays a role in connecting people. These are three beautiful and totally unique stories about fathers and their families and the role food plays in their histories and lives.” – Jodi Lastman

Here they are! Enjoy and make sure you get into the kitchen with your dad soon.

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Video: A Few Words From a Winemaker

County Terroir takes place this weekend in Prince Edward County. Since the festival is all about Ontario wines we thought we’d talk to an Ontario winemaker about why buying local, especially when it comes to wine, is best.