Sparkling Strawberry Punch

– courtesy Foodland Ontario Sparkling Strawberry Punch 4 cups sliced Ontario Strawberries½ cup granulated sugar6 cups apple juice1 bottle Ontario White Wine, such as Pinot Grigio or Dry Riesling½ cup fresh lime or lemon juice3 cups chilled soda waterIce cubesOntario mint leaves (optional)PURà‰E 3 cups of the strawberries and sugar …

Heritage Apple Punch

– recipe courtesy of Tipicular Fixin's Heritage Apple Punch 8 small apples2 cups (500 mL) water6+1 cups (1.5 L + 250 mL) organic heritage apple cider1/2 cup (125 mL) Ontario Honey4 sticks of cinnamon6 cloves1 star aniseZest of 1 lemon, in wide strips2 cups ( 500 mL) Tag Vodka2 cups …

Blueberry Pomegranate Vojito

6 fresh blueberries2 wedges of lime8 to 10 fresh mint leaves2 tsp (10 mL) sugar2 oz blueberry vodkaPOM pomegranate juiceIceFresh pomegranate seeds, for garnish In a cocktail shaker muddle blueberries, mint, sugar, and lime together. Top shaker with ice and blueberry vodka, shake vigorously. Fill a high ball glass with …

Pear and Almond Tart

Recipe courtesy of Whole Foods Market Pear and Almond TartFrangipane, an almond-flavored pastry cream, is matched with pears in this classic French tart.Pastry1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for    rolling out dough2 tbsp sugar1/2 tsp baking powder1/2 tsp salt3 tbsp cold butter, cut into small pieces2 eggs, lightly …

Spiced Chocolate Bombe with Orange Curd

Spiced Chocolate Bombe with Orange Curd-courtesy Lake Road, Hamilton This dessert looks lovely on the plate when served, and reveals a velvety filling when you cut into the bombe. For the Spiced Chocolate Ganache:Makes ½ litre or enough for 12 bombe.1 cup heavy cream (35%)3/4 tbsp chili flakes4 ½ oz …

Lemony Asparagus Salad

– courtesy Whole Foods Market Lemony Asparagus Saladâ…“ cup finely chopped shallots ¼ cup lemon juice 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1 tsp honey 1 pound asparagus 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley WHISK together shallots, lemon juice, mustard and honey in a large bowl.TRIM …

Springridge Farm Classic Cherry Pie

– courtesy Springridge Farm Springridge Farm Classic Cherry Pie3 cups frozen, Ontario cherries, thawed2 ½ tbsp cornstarch¼ tsp salt¼ tsp almond extract5-6 tbsp white sugar2 tsp lemon juice1 tbsp butterPastry for 2 crust 9″ pie Drain cherries, reserving juice. Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in saucepan; blend in cherry juice. …

Fennel Salad à  la Grecque

– courtesy Dairy Farmers of Canada Fennel Salad à  la Grecque1 small bulb fennel 5 oz Canadian Feta, diced 1 small red onion, finely minced 20 kalamata olives, pitted and halved 2 ripe tomatoes, diced 2 tsp Bas-du-Fleuve salted herbs or chopped fresh herbs Juice of one lime ½ cup …

French Onion Soup

– recipe courtesy of Edgewater Manor Restaurant, Stoney Creek French Onion Soup1/4 cup (60 mL) butter3 lbs white onions, sliced6 garlic gloves, sliced1 oz (30 mL) dry sherry1/2 cup (125 mL) dry white wine6 cups (1.5L) beef stock1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustardsour dough croutons1 cup (250 mL) grated Swiss …

Lemon Coconut Squares

-recipe courtesy Kerr Street Cafe, Oakville For the crust:1 cup (250 mL) cold unsalted butter, cut into 1-cm squares2 cups (500 mL) all purpose flour3 tbsp (45 mL) white sugar Preheat oven to 350°F. Use a food processor to bring flour, butter and sugar to a moist mixture. Press mixture …