Celebrating Thanksgiving in style

Thanksgiving for Canadians is a feast celebrating our harvest – a final good-bye to summer and an acknowledgement of the autumn and winter months ahead. This happens around a table groaning with produce from the fields – squashes, pumpkins, cranberries, apples, corn, potatoes, peppers – all transformed into special recipes for this occasion. Whether you […]

Bring Ontario home for Thanksgiving

There is no better time than Thanksgiving to make your food purchases local. Markets are overflowing with the recent harvest – apples, pears, plums, onions, carrots, beets, squashes, potatoes, pumpkins, leeks, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers – we are blessed with abundance. Certainly the kaleidoscope of colours from the various crops are testimony to the riches from […]

Celebrate fall’s bounty this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my favourite of all celebrations! Why? It’s the ultimate foodie celebration – markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables of all descriptions, a veritable kaleidoscope of flavours, colours and textures, a vegetarian heaven. This, coupled with the fact we live in a cosmopolitan city, means we have food from every part of the […]

After Thanksgiving dinner

New menu ideas are always welcome and these recipes from Foodland Ontario fill the bill. They are tasty, seasonal and ideal for post-Thanksgiving when you may have turkey and other ingredients left lurking in the refrigerator from the big celebratory dinner. Chicken or Turkey Tortilla Soup Nippier days make soup a happy addition to the […]

Apples add to Thanksgiving

The McIntosh apple, for which Canada is renown, turns 200 years old this year! What better way to celebrate the apple than at Thanksgiving? This sweet, juicy favourite has given us a number of offspring, among them the Empire and the Cortland. And there are the Crispin and Ginger Gold.  Why not plan an apple […]

Wine pairings for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to count one’s blessings and be happy for what life has provided. This holiday is usually celebrated with a big feast. Next to Christmas dinner, it’s the meal that folks tend to go all out on and a glass of wine or two is the perfect accompaniment. The noble turkey is […]