Vancouver Island Getaway

Our family spent the long weekend on Vancouver Island, and celebrated on July 31st with a fabulous meal sourced from the bounty of local farmers and suppliers. Our meal centered around delicious striploin steaks, Canadian AAA beef, purchased from Vancouver Island’s own Thrifty Foods. Simply...

The Chives Acadian Food Day Menu…

Craig Flinn and his team at Chives in Halifax created a mini-menu in homage to the first non-native settlers to Nova Scotia. Buttermilk biscuits with hand-churned butter and molasses Chanterelle Mushroom and Fresh ricotta cheese crostini “Fricot au Lapin des Bois” Acadian-style braised...

The Urban Cowboy has a Campfire Feast!

Agricultural Communications Prof and noted Urban Cowboy from Guelph posted this menu: Pork steaks (grilled on the campfire) from Napanee pork producer Oliver Haan, purchased at the Verona Farmers’ Market that morning Pelee Island Winery Eco Trail red A zucchini-tomato-red and yellow-pepper...

Garcelon’s Newfoundland Foggy Ferryland Lighthouse Picnic

Ferryland is about a 1hr drive from St John’s Newfoundland. We drove out here after a recommendation from Roary Macpherson, our friend and Executive Chef at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland. The experience was incredible to say the least. The setting: A magical headland looking over the ocean...

From the the Crew of the Four Play…North Channel, ON

Sailing through the North Channel around Manitoulin Island, Rocky Raccoon is clearly visible in Gore Bay.  The crew of the Four Play sent this shot!...

Still Learning

I have baked bread for over 20 years and I spent this weekend learning how to make no-knead bread. I never dreamed it would be such a game changer, and now a lifestyle changer. We also had grilled Pacific halibut, fresh baby cucs, peppers and onions for quinoa tabouleh. Another great...

Past, Present, Future

Well, Food Day got waylaid by a funeral, and a wedding. Not a bad way to spend the day, surrounded by family and friends. The menu, it really should be a daylong series of snapshots: Morning – dashing along on the road, ‘bits and brew’ to appease the caffeine gods, and the...

Jammin’ In The Park

The DCCA (Destination Campbellville Community Association) held our 2nd Annual Jammin’ In the Park featuring Canadian Beef on the Grill, local fruit pies, and music in Gazebo at the Campbellvill Pond Park. Rain dampened the ground, but not our spirits on...

Just Two

Kids all gone for the day. DH & I bbq’d smoked pork chops and enjoyed them with Parsley-Boiled new potatoes and fresh steamed green beans. Simple, satisfying, Canadian! (Chops & potatoes came from Guelph Farmers Mkt, beans from my CSA and parsley from my...

Elora Firemen Celebrate Food Day

The Grand River Raceway opened its gates and the huge pumper truck rolled in to raise the Food Day flag higher than it’s ever been.   About 600 locals turned out for the celebration of barbecued brisket and pulled pork, good beer and fantastic local music.  Rain didn’t dampen any...