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Have Yourself a Nutty Little Christmas

Have Yourself a Nutty Little Christmas

Freshly roasted chestnuts. What could be so hard? Right? Crank the oven, pop ’em in, and wait for the kitchen to fill with the magic of the season. Oh, the kitchen filled up all right. First with the muffled sound of explosions. Then with the sort of language you’d...

Blind Pigs and the Angel’s Share

Blind Pigs and the Angel’s Share

I first learned of the term “blind pig” from poking around a shop in Orangeville. They were selling ‘county tees’ designed by Jeanette McFarlane with a Blind Line slogan on the front of the t-shirt. When I asked what all the blind pig talk was about, the store owner...

Sunchokes 101

Sunchokes 101

My introduction to sunchokes (Helianthus tuberosus) was as an exotic item on fancy menus, where they were called Jerusalem artichokes. I remained in the dark about the true provenance of this wonderful North American plant for many years. Then, several years ago, I...

Egg and Bacon Bundles

Egg and Bacon Bundles

Easy to prepare and perfect for breakfast in bed. Ingredients 4 Eggs8 strips of bacon2 slices aged cheddarButterWatercress and Toast to serve Method Cook bacon in frying pan until transparent, transfer to paper towel lined plate. Cool slightly. Cut four 6" parchment...

Sea the Change

Sea the Change

Langdon Hall is known as a luxurious retreat. Just one hour from Toronto, the Cambridge, Ontario, property boasts plush, Hollywood-worthy suites and an afternoon tea service fit for a princess. And yet, with chef Jason Bangerter at the helm, Langdon’s dining room has...

Stewed Sweet Twister Collards

Stewed Sweet Twister Collards

Chef Roger Mooking Ingredients Cane Syrup 1 C Cane Sugar1/2 C Water Collards 1 bunch Collard Greens1 C peeled and diced Kolbasa1/2 C diced White Onion2 Tbsp Cane Syrup (above)1/2 C Chicken Stock1/2 Tbsp minced Garlic1 whole Sunset Sweet Twisted Pepper, julienne Method...

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