This week’s “relaxed” entertaining recipe is my brother-in-law’s recipe for Quick Clams on the Grill. I love making these, they are so simple and delicious and kind of unexpected for most people. Make sure you have really good crusty bread to soak up the butter, garlic and clam juices!
This week’s “relaxed” entertaining recipe is for Barbecue Poached Salmon with Basil Mayonnaise. Hopefully it’s warm enough where you live to break out the barbecue, if not you can pop this salmon in the oven. It’s an incredibly easy dish to throw together and it takes no time to cook, totally impressive with very little fuss – my [...]
This weeks “relaxed” entertaining recipe is for Asparagus Brunch Bread in honour of the first local asparagus (hopefully asparagus has arrived in your region). This is really somewhere between a quick bread and a pancake. It’s great as a main course with a salad or a few roasted potatoes, or slice it up and serve [...]
Cathy submitted her tried and true recipe for this fish dish that has won her the Blue Water event tickets in Vancouver. I like that it was a recipe passed on to her and then she has made her own, let’s all try it and see what innovations we can add! Cathy, congratulations and have fun at [...]
Spring has sprung, has made me happy and put me in a generous mood. Once again it’s time for my favourite thing: a no-work-no-strings-attached COOKBOOK GIVE-AWAY! I was able to source fifteen hot-off-the-presses celebrity cookbooks for my foodie community courtesy of Random House. All Foodie-file subscribers are eligible to win a Cookbook, you do not [...]
This one was hard to judge! All of the pairings sounded great, which made it difficult for me to decide. Since I had a weekend filled with Easter lamb – including barbecued lamb chops, braised lamb ribs and a marinated and butterflied leg of lamb (my family has never heard the saying “too much of [...]
I left the judging of the April fool’s contest to, Austen Gilliland, Senior Copy Editor and author of the soon to be launched Canadian Living craft blog. Austen helped me come up with the April fools theme for the contest so in the interest of fair play and staying as unbiased as possible, I left [...]
Brewers Plate is a delicious collaborative effort between Green Enterprise Toronto (GET), Slow Food Toronto and Local Food Plus (LFP) who work to promote local-sustainable food and farming. The event takes place Friday April 17 at the University of Toronto’s Hart House and pairs locally made beers with gourmet dishes, all made from local ingredients.
Lifford Wine Agency is hosting the third annual wine event for lupus research. Lupus is a life-threatening auto immune disorder that affects 15,000 Canadians. Lupus is difficult to diagnose, effects ten times more women then men, and currently there is no cure. The Ladies’ Night fundraiser takes place on the evening of Thursday April 16th, [...]
Linda Flora of Mississauga, Ontario is taking home a fondue gift pack of Green and Black’s Chocolate this week. Heather left this funny Chocolate song set to the tune of Food glorious Food from the musical “Oliver” – very funny, although I think she might have a wee problem with chocolate.