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Many Canadians, and food lovers around the world, know Chef Michael Smith from his television shows on Food Network Canada; Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home and Chef Abroad. We’ve seen him as a judge...

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The Petite Rivière Vineyard is an unexpected vision of Bordeaux on a winding country road on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.  The stucco sided building with deep-set windows, poised to overlook the vines is surrounded by...

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Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp

August 24, 2016 | 3 Comments

Bourbon Peach Praline Crisp combines ripe summer flavours in a harmony so out of this world it’s a ‘must try’ recipe.  The peach filling is clean and sweet with the subtle hints of bourbon and...

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In the food industry in Ottawa for more 30 years, Jo-Ann Laverty is a woman of the kitchen with true grit.  From her beginnings with the Emerald Bakery to her most recent venture (with partner...

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A family holiday, complete with beach time and seafood indulgence with Lobster Stuffed Baked Potatoes and a bit of PEI Cottage Cooking. Prince Edward Island (PEI), home to red dirt and wild beaches, the perfect...

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The Moore Farm (La Ferme Moore), an ambitious agricultural, ecology, education center with a built-in farmers market and farm-to-table bistro, set on 88 acres of heritage farm land in the heart of Gatineau.  It’s new,...

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A ripe rich South African wine, Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah 2013 is surprisingly fresh and beautifully balanced making it as good a summer wine as it is a favorite at our winter table. Stark-Condé Stellenbosch Syrah hails...

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Sloane, A Fine Cup of Tea

May 1, 2016 | 1 Comments

In the wake of mankind’s current obsession with food stuffs, the business of tea is experiencing rebirth as a new breed of entrepreneur enters the profession of ‘tea merchant’ with 21st century approach.  A chance...

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Latin Spiced Salmon with Avocado Salsa

March 31, 2016 | 2 Comments

Latin Spiced Salmon with Avocado Salsa, hint of heat against the smooth, buttery taste of avocado. Honestly, whoever first put avocado and salmon together should be canonized! Love simple food.  Even better is simple food...

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Shifting to foods that foster better health with an anti-inflammatory diet changed how I eat.   5 Grain Porridge with Coconut, Apples & Berries, whole grains, healthy fats and natural sugars, what a way to start the day!...

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The Boreal Gunfire – Liquid Fortification

January 4, 2016 | 2 Comments

In our never-ending search for ways to warm one’s self in the long months of the Canadian winter we stumbled upon a rum (quite by accident I assure you), spiced with a blend Nordic spices...

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Ruinart Brut Champagne – The Humble Bubble

January 1, 2016 | 2 Comments

Despite being the oldest established house in France, Ruinart is likely a name you’ve never heard of, and yet it creates some of the finest champagne in the world. Our holiday indulgence was a bottle of...

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