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Bars in Montréal are Using Food Scraps to Create Dessert Cocktails

Posted on 30 October 2018

A group of bars in Montreal have figured out new ways to avoid food wastage and cut back on production cost by using one fruit in about four to five different ways before finally throwing it out. “We zest the grapefruit, juice it, boil the carcass for a cordial, then we dehydrate it and make a garnish with it, and we can blitz it in a blender to make a grapefruit-infused salt.” Said ...

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Ottawa Wine and Food Festival 2018 has been Cancelled

Posted on 29 October 2018

Ottawa Wine and Food Festival, scheduled to hold this year on Nov. 2 to 4, has been cancelled. This year’s event was to be held at the EY Centre on Uplands Drive close to the Ottawa International Airport and would have marked the 33 years’ anniversary for the festival which entertains Ottawa’s food and beverage fans every year, says a report on Ottawa Citizen Posts on the festival ...

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Gluten Free Cereal: Kashi's Organic Simply Maize Over Nature's Path Honey'd Corn Flakes

Posted on 17 October 2018

Trying to find a delicious and relatively nutritious breakfast cereal can be a challenge when you're seeking to be gluten free.

However, having been gluten free mostly by choice, I have found that I have much more energy for althetic and other activities.

I cut down by half-marathon running time by 15 minutes the year I began to go gluten free.

In my view, Kashi's Organic Si ...

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Exclusive Video: Food Network Chef Corbin's Team Wins PEI Beer Drinking Competition

Posted on 10 October 2018

One of the many highlights this year at the PEI Fall Festival of Flavours was not only Chef Corbin's Great BBQ event but also a beer competition which he hosts at the event.
I had witnessed it last year when Chef Corbin's team won.
But this year I took along my cellular phone camera and decided to share it with our readers.
So, check out the build up to this video's climax when Chef Corbi ...

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How to Shop the Organic Aisle

Posted on 09 September 2018

(NC) Whether it’s to enjoy a better taste, avoid chemicals or preserve our environment, more people are looking for organic products at the grocery store. So what are your options? There is a wide array of organic fruits and vegetables available in the produce aisle. While organic produce can sometimes be more expensive than non-organic offerings, the trick is to buy produce when it ...

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Enjoy leftovers by design with this easy recipe

Posted on 09 September 2018

(NC) Good chefs know how to make the best use of their resources to reduce food waste and save time. Take a page from their book and start to think of leftovers as your kick-start to another meal. Try this easy roast beef recipe developed by Chef Jean-Francois Fortin of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise for a delicious meal that transforms into simple next-day appetizers. As an added b ...

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Please Picky Eaters With This Tasty Take On Fried Rice

Posted on 09 September 2018

(NC) The biggest critic in the kitchen is often the one with the smallest stomach. The win-win solution is simple — incorporate a family favourite like bacon into a dish with hearty vegetables. This year, Maple Leaf announced that all their bacon will be made with only natural ingredients. So, when you add bacon to family mealtime like in this delicious take on fried rice, you can f ...

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How to Choose the Best Apples for Baking and Eating

Posted on 05 September 2018

(NC) Whether you get them from your local pick-your-own farm, farmers’ markets or in grocery stores, apple season is here. And with Ontario’s apple farms in full swing, there’s a bounty of varieties ready to be enjoyed. But with so many to choose from, how do you decide which to enjoy as a snack and which to bake into an apple pie? Here, Tom and Carol Chudleigh, founders of Chudlei ...

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Product Review: Amy's Vegetarian Baked Beans

Posted on 11 June 2018

I was in much anticipation of trying Amy's Vegetarian Baked Beans.  I'm a great fan of baked beans and look forward to them especially during the Spring cabane à sucre / Maple Sugar Shack Season.  However, on my rating scale I would give these baked beans only a 1.5 out of 5.

In my view, these baked beans are not the more flavourful I have had.  Overall, these beans were rat ...

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Toronto's Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Posted on 20 April 2018

I seek to provide my readers with what in my view are the best restos, bakeries and other "foodie" options in Ottawa, Toronto and other places that I visit.  This week I stumbled across that is most definitely the best gluten-free chocolate chip cookie I ever had.

I'm supposed to be gluten-free in my diet, and I have had a lot of terrible to mediocre at best gluten free des ...