Jan Main’s holiday gift guide

Choosing Christmas gifts for people, especially those who have specific tastes, can be stressful. Remember, everyone has to eat. When in doubt, give food or a food related product. They are always appreciated. Here is a list of suggestions to make everyone happy, the giver and the receiver: Gifts for the Cook If you have […]

Appetizers for the festive season

Recipes that can be used a number of ways are a great addition to your Christmas file – their versatility will stand you, as a host, in good stead. These three recipes can be used three ways: as an appetizer – always popular and necessary during the season, especially if easy to prepare and doubly […]

Kale your cravings with these healthy Halloween recipes

Halloween is everywhere – the convenience store, supermarkets, dollar stores and front gardens all sport pumpkins, goblins and ghosts to remind us that Halloween, perhaps one of the most outlandish celebrations, is just around the corner. And just in time, Foodland Ontario has come out with special recipes in readiness for this witching night of […]

Make ice cream at home – sans machine!

Ice-cream! Ice-cream! I scream for ice-cream. Frozen, sweet and deliciously slurpy, ice-cream is a summer pleasure. It is especially good if it is the homemade variety such as Ed’s Scoop on Queen at Beech or the Sicilian ice-cream sold at Vincenzo’s, Westlake and the Danforth just west of Main Street. The premium quality of President’s […]