Squash, Cheddar and Chorizo Biscuits

– recipe and photo courtesy Foodland Ontario; foodlandontario.ca Squash, Cheddar and Chorizo Biscuits Great with soups or stews, these moist golden biscuits can be made ahead and frozen. 1 small Ontario butternut squash2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour2 tbsp baking powder½ tsp salt½ cup cold butter, cubed1 cup shredded Ontario aged …

Corks

Restaurateurs, George and Tammy Couto of Season’s of Oakville, opened Corks, a small plate, Tapas restaurant and the first of its kind to downtown Oakville. The small plate menu was designed with Spanish, Portuguese and Italian influences. Featuring plates from $5 to $19 and showcasing a wide range of delicious …

Pan Seared Lake Huron Whitefish

– recipe courtesy of Treadwell, Port DalhousiePan Seared Lake Huron Whitefish 4 x 6oz whitefish fillet4oz lobster meat4oz Smoked Bacon Cream Sauce (recipe below)Watercress Score skin of fish, season with salt and freshly ground white pepper. Heat sauté pan, add a little grapeseed oil. Cook skin until crisp, flip and …

Roast Leg of Lamb with Winter Vegetable Couscous

Recipe courtesy Chef Bevan Terry, Rogues, Mississauga Winter Vegetable Couscous ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced squash ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced parsnips ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced brussel sprouts ½ cup (125 mL) finely diced apple 1 small red onion, diced ½ tsp (3 mL) sage, chopped …

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Glazed Walnuts

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Maple Glazed Walnuts-courtesy Foodland Ontario; Ontario.ca/foodland Take advantage of the abundance of Ontario pie pumpkins in your fall baking. This cheesecake has all the taste and creaminess of pumpkin pie without having to make pastry. 1-¼ cups (300 mL) graham wafer crumbs3 tbsp (45 mL) granulated sugar¼ …

MAX Shrimp

– courtesy MAX Resto Lounge, Burlington MAX Shrimp1 roasted sweet red pepper, sliced2 slices prosciutto, diced½ red onion, sliced3 cloves garlic, chopped1 knob of butter1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined½ cup marinara sauce1 cup 35% cream1 shot of brandySalt and pepper to taste Sauté peppers, prosciutto, onions and garlic in …

Crystalized

Crystalized-courtesy Crystal Head Vodka/crystalheadvodka.com This Canadian spirit is unforgettable, once you've laid eyes on the laughing scull bottle that contains it; a vessel designed by Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander to reflect life, power and enlightenment. Crystal Head Vodka is distilled four times and blended with pristine water from Newfoundland, …

LOCAL FLAVOUR: La Castile

La Castile Manor is as much a feast for your eyes as it is for your taste-buds. The architecture of the 44-year-old landmark in Mississauga is traffic stopping. The interior adornments, including stained glass windows, and huge crossbeam ceilings, are jaw dropping.

Southern-Style Baked Eggs with Grits & Collard Greens

– courtesy Whole Foods Market Southern-Style Baked Eggs with Grits & Collard GreensSkip the oven all together and top each ramekin of collard greens and grits with an over-easy egg, if you like. Spinach makes an excellent substitute for the collard greens. 2 tbsp butter, plus more for the ramekins …