Drinks from Around the World: POLAND
Nov30

Drinks from Around the World: POLAND

POLISH STRAWBERRY KOMPOT (non-alcholic) INGREDIENTS: 2 litres (0.5 gallon) water125g nectarines500 g (1 lb) fresh strawberries1 tbsp citrus zest125g (0.25 lb) rhubarb, choppeda few mint leaves100g (8 tbsp) fine sugar DIRECTIONS: Bring the water to boil in a large pot. Wash strawberries, remove the caps. If they’re large, chop them. Keep small strawberries whole. Add sugar to the boiling water, stir. Drop in the fruit. Reduce the...

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Foods from Around the World: POLAND
Nov30

Foods from Around the World: POLAND

RYBA PO GRECKU – Greek style fish Prep: 10 min | Cook Time: 20 Min | Serves: 5 INGREDIENTS: 500g white fish fillets (cod, haddock, or any firm white fish)3 tbsp flour5 tbsp oil4 med carrots, coarsely grated2 med onions, chopped2 med parsnips, coarsely grated½ med celeriac (celery root), peeled & coarsely grated6 tbsp tomato paste5 tbsp fresh parsley1 large bay leaf2 allspice berries1 tsp paprika3 tbsp olive oil + more for...

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Christmas Tree Cheesecake Brownies
Nov30

Christmas Tree Cheesecake Brownies

(Family Features) Festive fun and baking holiday treats go hand-in-hand, and these Christmas Tree Cheesecake Brownies provide a perfect way to enjoy a holiday tradition in the kitchen with loved ones. Decorate your own version using green and white frosting, sprinkles of your choice and candy canes for “stumps” in the tree-shaped sweets. Visit milkmeansmore.org to find more holiday inspiration. Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 30 min |...

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Honey, Lavender, Beet, Cherry & Pecan Salad
Nov30

Honey, Lavender, Beet, Cherry & Pecan Salad

INGREDIENTS: SALAD: 3 med red beets1 large sweet potato (or 2 small to medium sized ones)1 cup quinoa, rinsed2 cups vegetable or chicken stock2 oranges, segmented1/2 cup sun-dried cherries1 cup candied pecans2 cups arugulaNocellara Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or any EVOO of your choice) DRESSING: 1/4 cup Lavender Dark Balsamic Vinegar1/2 cup Blood Orange Fused Olive Oil2 tbsp Honey2 tbsp Grainy mustard1/2 tbsp Kosher salt1 tsp Crushed...

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Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Parmesan
Nov30

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Parmesan

INGREDIENTS: 2 tbsp olive oil1 med spaghetti squash3 tbsp butter4 cups tomatoes, diced2/3 cup onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced1/4 cup dry red wine1 small clove garlic, finely chopped1/8 tsp ground black pepper3/4 tsp salt (or to taste)2 tbsp fresh chopped basil1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese DIRECTIONS: Line a baking pan with foil and oil lightly with olive oil. Heat the oven to 375 F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise...

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Good Friends, Good Times, Great Food: Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery
Nov30

Good Friends, Good Times, Great Food: Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery

You can tell a lot about a place from the people who frequent it. Whether it is the employees who work hard to create something that they’re proud of or the customers that return because there is something that they enjoy, each person gives a little bit of themselves to the place, turning it into what it ultimately becomes. While the outside of Ray’s 3rd Generation Bistro Bakery, a small building located at 1475 Queen St. in Alton...

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Pepperoni Pizza Sliders
Sep01

Pepperoni Pizza Sliders

Simple Kid-Friendly Sliders (Family Features) For those busy nights plan, on this simple yet savoury sliders recipe. Kids are almost certain to love the taste and you will enjoy how quick and easy they are to make. For more recipes, visit culinary.net. INGREDIENTS: 1 package slider rolls1/2 cup pizza sauce1/2 cup mini pepperoni1 1/2 cups shredded, low-moisture, part-skim mozzarella cheese1/4 cup butter, melted1 tsp parsley flakes1/2...

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Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad
Sep01

Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad

A Simply Nutritious Salad | Servings: 6 (Family Features) As one of the simplest ways to make family meals healthier, adding fruits and vegetables to everyday dishes can also provide a flavourful path to a more nutritious eating plan. With a dish like this Black-Eyed Pea, Corn and Rice Salad, you can put a veggie-focused meal on the table in next to no time. Find more recipes, tips and resources for living a healthier lifestyle at...

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Chipotle Lime Roasted Cauliflower Bites
Sep01

Chipotle Lime Roasted Cauliflower Bites

INGREDIENTS: 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into florets (1-1.5 lbs)1/3 cup Persian Lime Infused Olive Oil1/3 cup Coconut White Balsamic Vinegar1/2 tsp Sardinian Sea Salt1 tsp smoked paprika1/2 tsp garlic powder1/2 tsp onion powder2 tbsp Chipotle Infused Olive Oilscallion, sliced thinly DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. 2. Add all ingredients except for the scallions and Chipotle Infused Olive Oil in a mixing bowl and toss well....

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Plum & Cinnamon Crumble Cake
Sep01

Plum & Cinnamon Crumble Cake

Prep time: 20 min | Cook time: 45 min | Serves: 8 INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup self-raising flour½ tsp baking powder1/3 cup butter1/3 cup sugar1 large egg2-3 tbsp milk4 ripe plums, stoned and sliced For the topping: 1/3 cup self-raising flour1 tsp ground cinnamon1 tbsp chopped almonds1 tbsp brown sugar1/4 cup butter, melted DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Butter and base line a 9” cake tin. Sift together the flour and baking powder....

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Drinks from Around the World: CANADA
Sep01

Drinks from Around the World: CANADA

CLASSIC CANADIAN CAESAR The national cocktail of Canada. It was invented in Calgary in 1969. INGREDIENTS: 1 lime wedge1 tbsp celery salt, or as neededice cubes, as needed1 oz vodka8 ozs Clamato juice1 dash Worcestershire sauce, or to taste1 dash Tabasco sauce, or to taste1 celery stick DIRECTIONS: Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with the lime wedge; set aside for garnish. Place celery salt in a small dish, and press the rim of the...

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Flavours from Around the World: CANADA
Sep01

Flavours from Around the World: CANADA

LOBSTER ROLL INGREDIENTS: 1 ¼ lb lobster, bands removed2 tbsp mayonnaise1 tsp lemon zest1 tbsp lemon juice1 tbsp green onions, chopped1 artisan-style hotdog bun1 leaf leaf romaine hearts, chopped1 handful of parsley, choppedlemon wedge DIRECTIONS: In stockpot, bring water to boil. Add live lobster; cook for about 10 minutes, until lobster is bright red. Remove; let cool. Crack claws and knuckles, removing meat. Reserve remaining meat...

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Catering Bliss
Aug30

Catering Bliss

I’d like to share the story of a catering business that has been serving clients within Dufferin county for the better part of 25 years. I’m talking about Absolute Catering. Beth Vincer, a local girl, attended O.D.S.S as a student. Her part time job was working in the kitchen of “The Millcroft Inn” when the art of cooking became a passion for Beth. Learning the culinary excellence that was required for her position as Garde Manger led...

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A Little Bit of Fun on the Patio!
Aug27

A Little Bit of Fun on the Patio!

While it is understandable why summer is at the top of many people’s favourite time of year, I personally believe that there is no better time in Canada than fall; it’s when the sweltering summer humidity finally evens out to a beautiful warm evening, and the colours of nature become the most vibrant. If you ask around, I think you’ll find that I’m not the only one who thinks this – after all, was it not our most famous redhead, Anne...

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Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast
Mar04

Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Breakfast

Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 35-40 minutes | Servings: 4 INGREDIENTS:              butter²⁄₃  cup  creamy peanut butter, divided2           eggs½ cup    granulated sugar²⁄₃  cup  milk 1 ½ tsp  pure vanilla extract ½ tsp     salt 4 cups   cubed brioche or...

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