Monthly Archives: June 2014

Smoked Watermelon Salad with feta and mint

While this sweet-salty-sour salad combination has been around for years, smoking the watermelon prior to cubing it takes the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness. It’s a refreshing, light, flavourful treat that will add a wow factor to … Continue reading

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Tuscan Lemon Cake

This moist, delicious cake is the perfect finish to any meal. It’s light – almost like an angel food cake thanks to the whipped egg whites – but with tons more flavour. Because it uses olive oil instead of butter, … Continue reading

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Saslove’s Meat Market celebrates big milestone in 2014

The food business is tough one. The usual retail challenges are compounded by the demands of serving perishable products day in and day out to an ever more discerning customer base. Food related businesses that survive – and thrive – … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Coleslaw

Crisp, refreshing salads are a staple of my summertime menus. Coleslaw is a particular favourite, especially when made with a vinaigrette rather than a temperature-sensitive mayonnaise based dressing. I’ve long been a fan of a simple lemon-garlic-olive oil-oregano combination but … Continue reading

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FLUX dinner – inventive, delicious fundraiser for Shepherds of Good Hope

Chef Danny Mongeon of Hooch Bourbon House is taking benevolent dining to a whole new level with FLUX, a dinner club series that saw its first event last night, at Mariposa Farm in Plantagenet. Diners were whisked by bus to … Continue reading

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Rhubarb Collins

This cocktail is a great way to celebrate one of the first fruits of spring, gorgeous ruby-red rhubarb. You can make batches of rhubarb syrup and freeze them to enjoy all year long, or simply put cut rhubarb in the … Continue reading

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Teatro Café – a sneak peek

The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) in Ottawa’s Wellington West neighbourhood is a beautiful building. Filled with light and life, it’s home to some of our city’s finest theatre performances as well as being a sought-after venue for weddings and … Continue reading

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