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Category: Food

Spiced Melon Mint Soup

Spiced Melon Mint Soup

In the summer time when the weather is hot, you can stretch right up and touch the sky….sorry just singing a little Mungo Jerry. You can make this soup, in the time it takes you to listen to that song. (Okay, maybe a little longer, […]

Cherry Blue Flank Salad

Cherry Blue Flank Salad

Hot summer nights may be good for sitting outside, cool drinks, staying up late and summer loving, but one thing they are not good for is cooking in the kitchen! When it’s hot, most people don’t want to crank up the oven or stand over […]

Fresh and Easy Zucchini Basil Soup

Fresh and Easy Zucchini Basil Soup

Zucchini! I am always amazed at how many zucchinis one plant seems to produce! I love to plant zucchini in the garden in Italy, but sometimes my challenge seems to be what to do with it all! If you’re like me, you’ll like the upcoming August […]

Italian Summer Bites

Italian Summer Bites

It’s a long weekend, Ontario (and British Columbia, Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick, Saskatchewan, Nunavut and Northwest Territories)! Enjoy the day off! Get together with some friends! Make some cocktails and enjoy the outdoors. I will be spending today flying back from Italy where we […]

A Little Dash Will Do Ya!

A Little Dash Will Do Ya!

Last month, I was celebrating #cheersCanada150 by writing posts on Canadian things, places, events and foods. Last week, I wrote about a small, proudly Canadian company in Calgary called Black Cloud Bitters. Missed it? You can check it out here. As promised, this week, just in […]

Bitter(s) in Calgary

Bitter(s) in Calgary

In my past posts, you have often heard me go on about my love for  #getbitter with Amaro. Well now I have a new bitter love in my life and that is Bitters. While I may not be able to sip them straight or on ice after […]

Butter Tarts 4 Ways

Butter Tarts 4 Ways

I love Butter Tarts. Most Canadians do. The sweet, ooey-gooey dessert is often referred to as a quintessential and 100% Canadian dessert. They can be plain or filled with raisins, pecans or walnuts. They are similar to a sugar pie. While the first published recipe […]