CREAMY CHANTARELLE MUSHROOM SOUP
Dec03

CREAMY CHANTARELLE MUSHROOM SOUP

Serves 4 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour INGREDIENTS: 1 lb chanterelle mushrooms, cleaned and trimmed, trimmings reserved (see note)1.45 L chicken broth (1 ½ containers)7 tbsp butter3 med cloves garlic, thinly sliced1 ½ shallots, thinly sliced (1 cup)½ shallot, minced (2 tbsp)1 tbsp flour1 cup dry sherry or white wine2 bay leaves6 thyme sprigs½ tsp thyme leavessaltground black pepper1 tbsp vegetable oil NOTE: To...

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ENJOYMINT PEPPERMINT PIE
Dec03

ENJOYMINT PEPPERMINT PIE

Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 20 min INGREDIENTS: 1 envelope unflavoured gelatin¼ cup cold water2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided8 ozs soft peppermint candy1 chocolate cookie crustcrushed peppermint candies, for garnish DIRECTIONS: Soften gelatin in water; set aside. In small saucepan over low heat, cook ½ cup whipping cream with candy until candy melts. Add gelatin; mix well. Whip remaining whipping cream. Let gelatin mixture...

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CRANBERRY ORANGE SAUCE
Dec03

CRANBERRY ORANGE SAUCE

INGREDIENTS: 16 oz cranberries, fresh or frozen1 orange½ cup sugar1 cinnamon stick½ tsp nutmeg DIRECTIONS: Zest the orange rind then cut orange in half and scoop the pulp out of each wedge (be careful not to get any seeds). Put the orange zest, pulp and all the ingredients into a saucepan. Simmer over medium heat until the cranberries burst and the sauce thickens, about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve at room temperature or cool and...

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Holiday Cheer Drinks
Dec03

Holiday Cheer Drinks

SANTA’S SECRECT INGREDIENTS: 1 cup vodka ½ cup orange liqueur½ cup cherry juice¼ cup cranberry juice¼ cup orange juice, freshly, no pulp cranberriesrosemary sprigs to garnish DIRECTIONS: Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into a martini glass. Add cranberries and a rosemary sprig to four martini glasses. MISTLETOE MARGARITAS INGREDIENTS: ½ cup cranberries¼ cup sugar2 tbsp salt1 lime...

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Flavours from Around the World: ISRAEL
Dec03

Flavours from Around the World: ISRAEL

LEMON & MINT LAMB KEBAB with COUSCOUS SALAD Prep: 20 minutes | Cook Time: 10-12 minutes INGREDIENTS: 500g lamb leg steaks4 small red onions, cut into wedges2 small-medium zucchini, halved lengthways and thickly sliced LEMON AND MINT DRESSING: grated zest from 3 lemons4 tbsp    olive oil2 cloves garlic, crushed2 tbsp    granular sugar4 tbsp    finely chopped mint leaves COUSCOUS:...

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TRAVEL FEATURE: Suspended on Water
Dec02

TRAVEL FEATURE: Suspended on Water

Killarney’s world of wind and waves over rock. Written & Photographed by: Cynthia Percival, Wilderness Traveler Favourite summer memories are of swimming or venturing out on the water in my canoe or kayak. Over the years when cottage life became too busy, it became my quest to find places of solitude and tranquility, where I could authentically observe nature and be surrounded by its raw majesty. When I discovered the remote...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Beauty
Dec02

ASK THE EXPERT: Beauty

Where Does the Time Go?!! Written by: Sue Wagner, RD – Mosaic Spa, Fergus | Skin By Mosaic, Orangeville I don’t know about you but when I looked at the calendar I screamed in horror, I really did. WHERE DOES TIME GO?!! I am not done my “to do list” from August!!! So much of our day is spent trying to catch up on everything. We desperately seek some sense of control over our environment our bodies & our mind. Throw kids in...

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ASK THE EXPERT: Health
Dec02

ASK THE EXPERT: Health

Colloidal Silver … Armour for the Atom Written by: Nathalie McNeill, Fountain Head Health Store, Fergus For thousands of years silver has been known to have restorative and preservative properties and was used worldwide in many cultures such as the Ancient Greeks, the Roman Empires, Druids, Chinese, Australians, and many more. Around the 1800’s western scientists again discovered the properties of this powerful germ...

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Drinks from Around the World: GERMANY
Sep04

Drinks from Around the World: GERMANY

RÜDESHEIMER COFFEE original recipe by Hans Karl Adam (makes one serving) 3 sugar cubes40 ml brandy (1 1/3 oz) 120 ml strong brewed coffee (4 oz) whipped cream (sweetened with a little vanilla sugar)chocolate shavingsSpecial equipment (optional) – Rüdesheimer coffee cup and saucer (a regular heatproof coffee mug is fine)long spoon DIRECTIONS: Place the sugar cubes in the mug. Heat the brandy in the microwave for about 30 seconds then...

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Flavours from Around the World: GERMANY (Oktoberfest)
Sep04

Flavours from Around the World: GERMANY (Oktoberfest)

SCHNITZEL Schnitzel is always made from a boneless cut of meat. For weiner schnitzel, use boneless veal chops. For pork schnitzel, use boneless pork chops. And for a chicken schnitzel (less common), use boneless skinless chicken breasts. Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | 4 Servings INGREDIENTS: 4 boneless pork or veal chops 1 cup plain bread crumbs1 tsp salt vegetable oil for frying½ tsp black pepper lemon slices for garnish1...

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Leek and Potato Soup
Sep04

Leek and Potato Soup

INGREDIENTS: 3 large leeks (about 3 cups after chopping)2 tbsp butter4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable for vegetarian option)2 lbs potatoes (Yukon gold or Russet),peeled, diced into ½” pieces1 tsp sea salt, less or more to taste pinch of dried marjoram1-2 sprigs fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried thyme1 bay leaf¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped tabasco or red chili sauce to taste white or black pepper to taste DIRECTIONS: Clean...

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Mulled Red and White Wine
Sep04

Mulled Red and White Wine

INGREDIENTS FOR MULLED WHITE WINE 1 bottle dry white wine, like chardonnay1 ½ cups apple cider¹⁄₃ cup honey¹⁄₃ cup whole cranberries1 orange, sliced1 apple, sliced4 cinnamon sticks1 vanilla bean, split in half1 tbsp whole cardamom pods1 tsp whole cloves knob of ginger (tsp size)extra for serving: cinnamon sticks,orange wedges, cranberries, star anise DIRECTIONS: MULLED WHITE WINE Combine all ingredients together in a saucepan and...

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Spiced Pear Loaf
Sep04

Spiced Pear Loaf

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp ground ginger ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp ground cinnamon½ tsp salt ¼ tsp cardamom 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup milk 4 eggs, lightly beaten½ cup butter, melted ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups pear, peeled and chopped¾ cup regular rolled oats, divided ¾ cup toasted walnuts, chopped * Yield: 2 loaves Oats, walnuts and nuggets of chopped pear give this...

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Spiced Pumpkin Latte
Sep04

Spiced Pumpkin Latte

Prep time: 5mins  |  Cook Time: 5mins  |  Makes 2 drinks INGREDIENTS: 2 cups milk (dairy or non-dairy)2 tbsp pumpkin puree1-3 tbsp sugar, depending on how sweet you like it1 tbsp vanilla extract½ tsp pumpkin pie spice, plus more for serving½ cup strong hot coffeewhipped cream, for serving DIRECTIONS: Add milk, pumpkin puree, and sugar to a saucepan over medium heat. Heat until hot, but do not boil. Remove the...

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TRAVEL FEATURE: Scotland’s beckoning Western Isles of Mull & Skye
Sep04

TRAVEL FEATURE: Scotland’s beckoning Western Isles of Mull & Skye

Never far from the sea, the habitat on the western isles thrives on continuous moisture. It’s cloaked shades of lush green that peek out from the ever-changing mist, give the landscape of these mystic isles a romantic appeal. Along the coast are constant soothing winds, a rhythmic ebb and flow of waves and an air that is alive with the music of sea birds. While you may spot long horizontal islands greying into the distance, many are...

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