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A full, spicy South African red that finishes well, Robertson Winery’s Number One Constitution Road Shiraz 2014 takes us into BBQ season with a bang. Dry and smooth with a deep black cherry tone and...

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Pouding Chômeur – Classic Québécoise

June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

There’s something delightfully tongue-in-cheek about posting a recipe for Pouding Chômeur on St. Jean Baptiste Day from our home in Quebec. Even more so when I tell you that, after seven years of living in ‘la...

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Spring Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad

May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Take full advantage of fresh strawberries while they’re in season with this Strawberry Mango Avocado Salad.  The buttery texture of avocado, sweet, sharp mango and red, ripe strawberries tossed with a light, fresh citrus vinaigrette...

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Honey Lime Vinaigrette – Summer Fresh

May 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Sweet and sour, tangy and tart. A fresh blast of citrus to make your seasonal salads sing. Honey Lime Vinaigrette tossed with your favorite fruit, accented with greens and nuts and paired with your favorite...

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Harvest Corn Chowder

April 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Comfort, and a heaping serving of vegetables, all in one bowl.  Harvest Corn Chowder takes all the best elements of a late summer harvest and makes a thick, wholesome soup. Perfect for rainy days, cool...

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Ham & Cheese Quick Bread

March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Savory Easter treats for any day of the year, Ham & Cheese Quick Bread.  So easy anyone can bake it.  A fast breakfast on the go,  serve it with eggs for a snazzy brunch or...

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Light & Lively Moroccan Chickpea Salad

February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Lean, clean and packed with plant protein. That’s how I would describe this light and lively Moroccan Chickpea Salad.  It doubles as a salad, or side but can just as easily be tossed into a...

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Red Black Chorizo Chili

January 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nothing warms the belly quite like a big, bubbling pot of my Red Black Chorizo Chili. This recipe was honed in the professional kitchen, where I rarely write things down and a deal in quantities...

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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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