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 […]

Main Menu: A quick trip to the Philippines

It’s definitely November—cold, grey and dreary. As Canadians, it is the time we start dreaming of an escape to somewhere, anywhere, warm and sunny. You may not be able to fly to the tropics, but you can make a reservation for a warm evening of good fun and even better food. A week ago, a […]

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 […]

Ah, summer – it’s berry time!

When the strawberry arrives, I know it’s time to celebrate summer, Canada Day, family picnics, birthdays…you name it, there has to be a celebration during strawberry season. Here to help with the festivities are baskets of the best, most luscious, sweet, delectable treats in all the world – strawberries – ready and waiting to be […]

In season: Strawberry salads forever

The timing is perfect. Our local berries are here just when we need them most – for all the June celebrations – graduations, weddings, birthdays and of course, the big birthday – Canada Day, July 1st! Make the most of their unique sweet taste and slurpy qualities. They are favourites with everyone. Although strawberries are […]