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Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Day Lily and Cranberry Jam

Not all day lilies are edible, but if you know what to hunt for, day lilies are quite diverse in the kitchen! Day lily jam is a fun and easy recipe—its sweet yet perfumed flavour is perfect for breakfast and pastries. This recipe requires two steps: One to make the...

Of Fairy Kings and Blewits

Of Fairy Kings and Blewits

Stooped, we fan out into the woods, armed with paper bags and paring knives, treading carefully to avoid crushing our quarry. A shout from our guide, Peter, and we converge on a cluster of brown-capped mushrooms, nearly invisible against the autumn underbrush. “Fawn...

Wild at heart

Wild at heart

A nine-course wine-pairing meal at Mount Julian is a lesson in dining local. The boutique restaurant is an exquisite nine-table dining room set within the walls of a historic inn at the sprawling Kawarthas-area resort Viamede in south-central Ontario. At Mount Julian,...

’Tis the season – Spiced Granola Nuts

’Tis the season – Spiced Granola Nuts

These are so fantastic as a snack or with cocktails before dinner or a party, but more importantly they are perfect as a gift. You can make them weeks in advance, as they keep for about two months. Ingredients 1 cup oats3 tsp kosher salt or 2 1/2 tsp table salt7 tbsp...

A Brewery for Dundas

A Brewery for Dundas

Dundas, Ontario looks like a prosperous town. It has a high-end grocery, an excellent cheese shop, a thriving coffee house and one of the best restaurants in the Hamilton area. But, it doesn't have a brewery, yet. Ed Madronich wants to change that. Back when he was in...

Strawberry Agua Fresca for Past-Prime Berries

Strawberry Agua Fresca for Past-Prime Berries

One of the best things about summer is the fresh ingredients that you can just pluck straight from the earth. But what is to come of the strawberries that have sat around a day or two too long or that linger at the end of the season after you have eaten berries daily? This refreshing Mexican drink uses those less-than-perfect fruits in a way that lets them shine.

How Garlic Got Its Groove Back

How Garlic Got Its Groove Back

This is just a sample of the great stories coming in our March Gardening Digest. How did Canadian garlic change from a reviled smelly flavour to a much-embraced culinary and medicinal treasure? And how did it arrive on these shores from a remote location in Central...

Sous Vide Cooking – A Hot Tub for Food

Sous Vide Cooking – A Hot Tub for Food

Joe Agostino loves giving his food a bath. Steak,  chicken, vegetables, fruit, even custard. Agostino, the chef at the Broadview Hotel in Toronto, has been dropping vacuum sealed bags of food into pots and vats of temperature-controlled waters for five years now. "It...

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