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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Skillet Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce
Mar04

Skillet Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce

(Culinary.net) While apple pie is a traditional seasonal dish, you can add unique flavour with this skillet version. Simply toss Honeycrisp apples with brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice then spoon between two pie crusts simmering in a thin layer of brown sugar and cinnamon then drizzle with caramel sauce for a deliciously gooey evening treat. INGREDIENTS: 4 large  Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced¼...

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies
Mar04

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 3 cups   Cocoa powder6 cups   Sugar1 ½ cups Vegetable oil12         Eggs2 tbsp    Vanilla Extract6 cups   All purpose flour2 tbsp    Baking powder1 ½ tsp  Salt DIRECTIONS: Combine cocoa powder, sugar & oil, mix together on low speed for 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix on high speed for 2 minutes until...

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Roasted Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad
Mar04

Roasted Tomato & Buffalo Mozzarella Salad

INGREDIENTS: 1 large  vine ripen tomato1           buffalo mozzarella4 cups   arugula2 tbsp    Nocellara Olive Oil1/4 cup Butter Infused Olive Oil2 tbsp    Vermont Maple Dark Balsamic Vinegar1 tsp      salt1/2 tsp  black pepper1/2 tsp  dijon mustard DIRECTIONS: Using a sharp knife cut the tomato into 6...

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Drinks from Around the World: ITALY
Mar04

Drinks from Around the World: ITALY

THE BELLINI Bellini cocktails are refreshing spring or summertime drinks! INGREDIENTS: 4 medium ripe peaches (1 ½ lbs), plus a few peach slices for garnish1 bottle Prosecco, chilled DIRECTIONS: Make a peach purée by peeling the peaches, slicing them in half, and removing the pits. Then place them in a blender or food processor, and blend until the purée is completely smooth. It’s best if served chilled so place it in the refrigerator...

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Flavours from Around the World: ITALY
Mar02

Flavours from Around the World: ITALY

MARGHERITA PIZZA INGREDIENTS: 200g     strong white flour 7g         fast-action dried yeast             pinch of salt140ml   water, warm3 tbsp    extra virgin olive oil FOR THE TOPPING: 200g     passata (sieved...

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Locally Grown
Feb26

Locally Grown

The world is moving quickly these days. With the expansion of cities and the increase of a culture that favours the quick, the easy and the accessible, it seems that certain things have often gone by the wayside in the name of modernity. To some people, quality might be on this list. Yet, we’re starting to realize that “easier” isn’t always “better”. The problem, however, comes with where can we go to find the quality we crave? When...

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FEATURED RESTAURANT: Top Hat Tea Room
Feb25

FEATURED RESTAURANT: Top Hat Tea Room

A Place in Time It’s not often I get to spend time with a lovely family, one who’s roots tie-in closely with my own. Having said that, spend just a short time with this mother, daughter, and son business-owner trio, and you’ll feel like an old friend, and you’ll definitely be treated like family. The Top Hat Tea Room, located in beautiful downtown Orangeville, is like walking into a space where time stands still. Comfort food is...

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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 trim...

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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: 125g     couscous200ml   chicken or vegetable...

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FEATURE RESTAURANT: Trattoria Semplice, Orangeville
Dec02

FEATURE RESTAURANT: Trattoria Semplice, Orangeville

Written by: Tanya Bottomley | Photography: Cory Bruyea TRATTORIA SEMPLICE can be loosely translated as “simple restaurant”. The surroundings and cuisine at Trattoria Semplice are reflective of their name, but certainly don’t do it justice. The atmosphere is casual and family friendly, boasting large windows and a modern, welcoming environment that you can feel from the minute you walk in the door. Charmingly rustic...

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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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