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Month: February 2017

Oxtail Reboot – Pie and Soup

Oxtail Reboot – Pie and Soup

What do you need when you realize that it’s still winter and there is still snow/slush/cold or a damp bite in the air? Winter comfort food! What is better than a beefy pot pie or a beefy barley soup when the weather outside is less […]

Porter Pancetta Porcini Oxtail Stew

Porter Pancetta Porcini Oxtail Stew

The title of this recipe, Porter Pancetta Porcini Oxtail Stew sounds a bit like a law firm. Or maybe this is just on my mind as I work with a lot of law firms. Or maybe I’m thinking about work because the Clifford Porter I use is from […]

Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Banana Chocolate Redemption Muffins

Today, February 20, is Louis Riel Day, which is a holiday in Manitoba. If you live in Ontario, Alberta or Saskatchewan, you have today off to celebrate Family Day. Today in Price Edward Island, you get to sleep in as it is Islander Day. Americans […]

1000 Miglia

1000 Miglia

Zoom! Zoom! If you live in Toronto, tomorrow (February 17 – 26, 2017) is the start of the Canadian International Auto Show, a great event for car enthusiasts and potential new car owners. However, if you need an excuse for a trip to Italy in […]

Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

Valentine’s Violette Lava Cakes

This is a public service announcement: Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. You still have time to let your special someone think you were organized and thought of them. Valentine’s Day always comes with pressure. Buy flowers. Book a nice restaurant.  Get a card (I’m horrible at cards, […]

Salute! A Day to Celebrate!

Salute! A Day to Celebrate!

The month of February has many things going for it. It is the shortest month of the year, with 28 days. It is the quirkiest month of the year, with that leap day showing up every 4 years. Valentine’s Day on February 14th arguably makes […]

Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Sweet and Smokey Potato Soup

Sweet potatoes are showing up everywhere. Want a “healthy” french fry? Sweet potato fries. Want a colourful mash for Thanksgiving or any other family get-together? Sweet potato mashed potatoes (and, if you’re old enough to remember, sweet potato mashed potatoes topped with marshmallows). Sweet potato soup? Why not! Remember when we […]