Category Archives: Food Talk

Fresh Start to your BBQ Season!

The warmer weather, more daylight, holiday weekends – it’s the time many of us think of the BBQ meals on a back deck or patio. What better way to kick back on weekends, or entertain friends and family! So get out the BBQ, give it a spring clean, and get ready with a perennial BBQ favourite – the burger! 5 … <entire article…>

Comfy, Shepherd’s Pie

An old favourite from the United Kingdom is cottage or shepherd’s pie. It’s a tasty ground meat dish topped with mashed potatoes that most of us remember from our school days. Shepherd’s pie should actually be made with ground lamb; “cottage pie” is what the dish is called when it is made with beef. But these days, most people just … <entire article…>

Fast Food Prep for the Holidays

It’s after 6 PM and you’ve just walked into the house, perhaps tired from shopping or taking the kids on a family excursion. Or you realize that tomorrow night you’ve got company but haven’t turned your mind to what to prepare. Don’t let the busyness of the season get in the way of good and healthy food. Stock some basic … <entire article…>

Finding Your Roots

Autumn is the time to find your roots, vegetables that is. Although, root vegetables don’t share a “glamorous” reputation like exotic greens and so many beautiful looking fruits, once you cut into them, you’ll find their beauty within. The fact that they’ve spent most of their growing time under ground means they’re loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. When prepared … <entire article…>

Grilling Glorious Vegetables

Grilling on an outdoor grill or BBQ today means way more than just meat. There is no vegetable that can’t be grilled. You just have to know how long each will take and the best way to serve once cooked. Traditionally, we’ve all known that onions can be grilled with kebabs. But what about squash, broccoli, even romaine lettuce? Yes, … <entire article…>

Celebrating the Mighty Dog… Hot Dog, That Is

Is there any food that says summer better than the hot dog? Like ‘em or not, the hot dog is here to say. Some trace its origins to the Romans, where Nero was served a sausage on a bun. The German city, Frankfurter claims some credit (of course) and the Viennese invented the wienerwurst (wiener). But the man responsible for … <entire article…>

Getting Egg-Cited!

If you’ve been avoiding eggs because of concerns linking them to dietary cholesterol and coronary heart disease, it’s time to reconsider. The latest research shows that healthy adults can enjoy an egg every day without increasing their risk of heart disease. Canada’s Food Guide considers two eggs the same as one serving from the Meat and Alternatives food group. So … <entire article…>

Back to Basics Taking Stock in Soup

During our Canadian winters, there is nothing more comforting than homemade soup, especially with your own homemade stock. It’s easy to make, inexpensive, very nutritious and gives you a flavourful base for any soups you wish. It may take some time to make, but once you’re done, you will have stock to use for a long time, when properly stored. … <entire article…>

The Joy of Holiday Cheer

Guests arrive at your door, what better way to greet them than with a warm welcome and a hot or cold drink. Depending on the weather outside, you’ll want to plan accordingly. Be ready to adjust at the last minute! Snow, cold and ice outside? Offer something warm, like hot apple cider or mulled wine. Warmer weather, rain? If the … <entire article…>