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Month: August 2016

Steel Cut Oats Overnight

Steel Cut Oats Overnight

Oatmeal. Who hasn’t heard of the health benefits of starting your day with oatmeal, especially if you are using steel cut oats? A recent health study found that a large bowl of oatmeal each day can protect against death from cancer. Steel cut oats could be considered a […]

Savouring Summer Corn Salsa

Savouring Summer Corn Salsa

My mother is a farmer’s daughter. She grew up on a farm that is just outside of the “big” town of Creemore. When we were kids and went to visit my grandparents in the summer, just before dinner time we would be asked to go to […]

Cherry Bomb Muffins

Cherry Bomb Muffins

Cherries are a wonderful taste of summer. I spent quite a few years living in the Niagara region, and cherry season was always the time to run to the Harvest Barn or another local food market and pick up cherries (and cherry pies). Who hasn’t […]

The Emilio Picariello Cocktail – A Guest Post by Homebartendr

The Emilio Picariello Cocktail – A Guest Post by Homebartendr

Thanks to Scott and Beth from Homebartendr – my go-to blog for what cocktails, home bar information as well as one of my favourite Instagram posters- for this guest blog post, inspired by Gasoline Alley. You can follow them on Twitter, Instagram, or sign up […]

Gasoline Alley

Gasoline Alley

I think most people have a love affair with cars. You can’t wait to get your driver’s licence and learn how to drive. You remember the car you drove around in as a kid (1972 Pontiac Laurentian Safari Station Wagon), your first car (1987 Volkswagen […]

Fresh Summer Gazpacho with Basil Oil

Fresh Summer Gazpacho with Basil Oil

  As some of you know, my older sister Louise suffers from celiac disease. She is also vegetarian (actually pescatarian, but since I can’t eat fish or shellfish, I stick with vegetarian for her). She has her birthday in August and I thought gazpacho would […]

The Vasari Corridor – Part 3 – The Artists

The Vasari Corridor – Part 3 – The Artists

The Vasari Corridor is a 1-kilometer long self-portrait gallery. Originally, when started by Cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici, artists were commissioned to paint their self-portrait for the collection; but the Vasari collection got so famous that artists who arrived in Florence would show up at the gallery […]