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German Cheese & Radish Salad

There are a lot of versions of this simple but substantial German salad; here’s mine. You can eat it as-is, but I think it is most often eaten piled on a good sturdy slice of rye bread as it’s almost as close to being a sandwich filling as it is to being a salad. I’d be happy to put…

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Toronto Taste is celebrating its 30th anniversary this June

Join the Toronto Taste celebration on Sunday June 12, 2022 at Evergreen Brick Works, where the best of the best of the city’s food scene come together for one spectacular evening in support of Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue charity. The list of participating chefs this year is long and mighty. It includes Toronto’s culinary elite like Chef…

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Friday Night Lights Returns To Windsor!

The brightest, most colourful bike ride in Canada is making its return for 2022. Friday Night Lights, a pub and grub crawl on bicycle through Windsor, Ontario that has grown exponentially since 2014, is returning after a hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event invites participants to light up their bikes (and their spirits) as they visit local…

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Mighty Neighbourly

Tara Rafiq photo-illustration   It’s a beautiful beer in the neighbourhood. The day after I got back from the holidays in January I woke up to find that the building was a little chillier than usual. Freezing, even. After several hours all the tenants in our eight unit building learned that the boiler was broken and getting a replacement…

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Stuffed Tau Pok

Last time I was in a civilized place – and apparently my definition of “civilized place” is “has a Chinese/Asian grocery store” – I stocked up on tau pok. It freezes extremely well, and I freely admit it is my favourite form of tofu. In spite of consisting of deep fried chunks, it is really not greasy and the…

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How to go on a DIY cheese tour in Ontario

Cheese lovers, take note: throughout the month of May, Oxford County is hosting Big Cheese Days, a festival celebrating the region’s cheese producers. What better time to visit a region known for its Cheese Trail? If you’re a cheese lover, Oxford County’s cheese trail is a must-visit. Located about an hour and a half west of downtown Toronto, Oxford…

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Migas with Beans & Greens

I’ve found myself poking around at Portuguese recipes quite a bit the last few months. It started with a (continuing) interest in Spanish recipes, and not surprisingly there is some degree of overlap. Portuguese cuisine is a bit different though, and it has some really delicious dishes. For one thing, my impression is that Portuguese bread and pastry baking is…

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Spruce up your Spring in Perth County

Dive into Perth County’s diverse heritage and culture this Spring by exploring all they have to offer. Grab your friends and family to head out on this springtime adventure! IN THE MORNING… The Sugar Maple Restaurant 89A Ontario Rd, Mitchell, ON Start your day off right by grabbing a coffee and a light pastry at The Sugar Maple Restaurant…

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Michelin Restaurants Guide is coming to Toronto!

Big news for up-scale dining lovers: Toronto is about to get a Michelin restaurants guide!   The Michelin series of guide books – that have been published by the French tire company Michelin since 1904 – have never been produced for Canada. Toronto will be the inaugural Canadian collection – but other destinations are expected to arrive shortly. The…

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