Tag Archives: party

Lightened up Piña colada

A low-calorie cocktail that doesn’t skimp on flavour! Summertime is finally here and I just want to eat all the fruit and vegetables in the world. I crave things that are light and refreshing when it’s hot outside, and that … Continue reading

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Pear and Cheese Galettes

Super simple party-perfect treats I’m often asked what staples I keep on hand in my fridge, freezer and pantry so I can whip up some treats on short notice. At the top of my list is frozen puff pastry. It’s … Continue reading

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Spruce up your Cider to make a uniquely refreshing summer drink!

Are you a fan of hard cider? I’ve tried many different varieties, including some excellent ones produced in my home province of Ontario.  I got to thinking about making cocktails with cider, and fortunately there was a great, natural ingredient … Continue reading

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Spiced Lamb Meatballs

Meatballs are a great party food. Bite sized yet full of flavour, they’re also a great vehicle for many different kinds of dips. When I saw a package of minced lamb from Milkhouse Farm and Dairy in my Holiday Farmers’ … Continue reading

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Grilled Corn, Tomatillo and Red Pepper Salsa

I am a big fan of grilled corn on the cob. Somehow the smokiness imparted by grilling seems to accentuate the corn’s natural sweetness. It’s also a great way to enjoy corn on a hot summer’s day without heating up … Continue reading

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Tourtière Tarts

Tourtière pops up frequently on lists of quintessential Canadian foods. While we often tend to associate this meat pie with winter feasts, especially over the Christmas season, there’s nothing stopping you from enjoying the sweet-savoury flavours of tourtière any time … Continue reading

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Asparagus and Smoked Salmon Rolls

This recipe was inspired by my friend Barbara, a visual artist who also happens to be an accomplished cook and gardener; it’s a dish that serves as a great showcase of all her talents. When she made these recently for … Continue reading

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