Northern Ontario Feast

We celebrated Food Day in Canada with a feast at our family cottage on Dunlop lake, 45 minutes north of the city of Elliot Lake. We have a water access only property 10 miles down the lake totally off the grid! Of course my menu revolves around the bounty close at hand. The family style dinner...

A Casual Food Day Canada in Calgary

From Liana Robberecht, the Executive Chef of the Calgary Petroleum Club which was closed on Saturday July 30. To celebrate food day,  my neighbors and I had a great BBQ Salad: Broxburn tomato salad Hotchkiss green salad Curried Cous Cous Salad , with garden vegetables On the grill: Hand-made...

Audrey’s Birthday Dinner

It began innocently enough 6 years ago when I was living in Ottawa but made a summer visit to Toronto.It was Audrey’s birthday and I offered to make dinner for herself,her husband and another couple.I was still catering at this point in my life and was happy to create a yummy meal for a good...

Let them eat steak!

There is nothing better after a busy week than having a quiet meal:) So on Saturday night, we celebrated Food Day with a fabulous grilled rib eye steak, fresh corn on the cob, grilled veggies and mashed new potatoes with chives from the garden. All of this was followed by amazing peach crumble....

Ottawa’s brilliant backyard!

Celebrated in the Kawartha Lakes, with food foraged in Ottawa, and from the garden on the lake: lamb kebabs ( La Ferme Albe) with a jumble of Le Coprin mushrooms in a warm potato salad, plus corn on the cob slathered with Sterling Creamery butter, tomatoes and beets from the garden, greens from...

An Ode to Joe

Every year our friend, farmer Mark Lass, raises a pig for us and a few others. He usually buys six or seven piglets and they live in a stone barn with access to fields and forest as they grow up. They’re fed sour milk from a nearby dairy and apples from his orchard. They lead an idyllic...

Summer Bliss in Ottawa

Once again (we’ve been doing a Food Day Canada BBQ party since 2003), we light up the grills, enjoy the sunshine and the pool while grilling some wonderful goodies from our region(s). Today, we are keeping things very simple and comfortable…it’s hot. Alberta bison burgers,...

Loaf Bakery, Fernie, B.C.

Everything you see on the Loaf menu is handmade from fresh ingredients by our team in Fernie, so we’re proud to join this celebration of Canadian food.  We use Canadian flour and all the meat in our sausage rolls, sandwiches and pizzas is supplied by Fernie’s Backcountry Meats. Loaf is celebrating...

Caviar Indulgence

From Kingsbrae Arms in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick,Chef Guillaume Delaune writes:  “In time for “Food Day Canada” on July 30, we’ve got a very special delivery coming from a local farm. Breviro is raising short nose North Atlantic sturgeon, both reviving one of the...

Ontario Table Menu

A locally inspired alfresco lunch on the veranda of the romantic Grand Victorian. Surrounded by vineyards, winemaker Klaus Reif pairs his favourite summer wine with recipes from ‘locavore’ Lynn Ogryzlo’s new cookbook, The Ontario Table. The local food luncheon will be prepared...

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