A tasty beginning to the holidays

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, creatures were stirring, eating wonderful tasty nibbles. The holiday season is made up of a series of events with friends and family sharing food, and finger food is central to these events. Recently at a country inn I was served a delicious hot cheese dip […]

Tourtière perfect for holiday open house

‘Tis the season to celebrate and each year the festivities seem to start a little earlier. Get a head start on your seasonal plans and consider these versatile recipes suitable for the entire holiday season. Traditionally, tourtière was served on Christmas Eve to begin holiday feasting. However, this versatile pie lends itself to buffet dining […]

Quick recipes for the time-starved

“What’s for dinner?” If that question strikes fear into your heart, then this article is for you. The hustle and bustle of everyday life leaves little time for the niceties of meal planning, grocery shopping or cooking, but perhaps these ideas will reduce the tension and give you an opportunity to try some recipes to […]

Halloween treats for young and old alike

Halloween is becoming more popular every year as a celebration. But it is no longer just for kids, adults love it too! Whether you are hosting children or adults, these treats will please everyone at the party. Reese’s Pieces Shortbread Although children are not permitted to come to school with peanut butter products, I have […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving in style

Thanksgiving for Canadians is a feast celebrating our harvest – a final good-bye to summer and an acknowledgement of the autumn and winter months ahead. This happens around a table groaning with produce from the fields – squashes, pumpkins, cranberries, apples, corn, potatoes, peppers – all transformed into special recipes for this occasion. Whether you […]

Quick harvest meals for busy times

Returning to work and school after the “lazy, hazy days of summer” is truly an adjustment, especially at mealtime. Thanks to these ideas from Foodland Ontario, dinner can be ready in minutes, leaving the evening free for the numerous fall activities. Harvest gnocchi with feta Ready in just 25 minutes, this pasta dish makes the […]

Preserving the taste of summer

There is nothing like a jar of preserves to bring back summer memories. The harvest can be transformed into relishes, pickles, jams, jellies, chutneys or simply canned to be enjoyed in the months ahead. If you decide to tackle this satisfying culinary feat, your kitchen will be fragrant with the smell of spices bubbling on […]