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Stews fit for a fine spring day

March 24, 2015

The birds may be singing “spring” but it is still cool out there. Cold means hearty foods to combat the chill. Thanks to Foodland Ontario, these robust stews may say, “We are winter warmers but really, spring is around the corner!” Slow cooker beef goulash Prepare this the night before and magically, when you return […]

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March means one thing: maple syrup

One of the first harbingers of spring is March’s maple syrup. It is a welcome taste to perk up winter-weary taste buds, and versatile, too. Maple syrup may be added to numerous dishes, both sweet and savory. If you buy your syrup from a farmer’s market rather than a supermarket, you can often choose from […]

The comfort of melted cheese and chocolate

Cosy in this winter with bread, wine and cheese. What more could you want? If you wish, add some friends and you have a party, the best way to counteract the winter blahs! Way back in the 70s, fondues were all the rage. Now all these years later, they have regained popularity for very good […]

Keep it sweet for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day was designed by the marketing company responsible for northern climates. You need to have a Valentine’s Day to buck up spirits in the freezing cold. It is something special that keeps our minds off snow, ice and dreary – it’s romantic. The perfect antithesis! What’s more enticing than chocolate? Have fun with these […]


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