Month: December 2012

Switch to bamboo tableware

December 28, 2012 No Comments

Traditionally used in Southeast Asia, bamboo tableware is light and strong like plastic, but much more elegant and environment friendly. In fact, bamboo grows very fast with very little water and no fertilizers or pesticides. Once cut, it regenerates easily from its rhizomes. Moreover, bamboo is 100% recyclable, so no pollution.

X’mas feast starring venison

December 22, 2012 No Comments

In a land of hunters like Canada, it’s a good idea to take advantage of the holiday season to ‘tame the game’… on our plate! So for your main dish this Christmas Eve, conjure up a stew that can be prepared with deer, roe, elk or even boar. Those that have no hunter friends can […]

raw coffee berries, baies de café

Colombian Coffee

December 21, 2012 No Comments

Coffee is the product from Colombia that is probably the most famous worldwide, and makes up a big part of the pride and culture of this country. Indeed, Colombia is the third biggest producer of coffee in the world. It is produced in high mountains; grown in the three mountain ranges of the Andes as […]

Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

December 19, 2012 No Comments

To help our readers keep healthy during the holidays, we are publishing here Health Canada’s recommendations Food is an important part of many holiday celebrations. However, many of the foods found at holiday parties, such as baked goods, eggnog, cider, seafood and turkey, can carry viruses, bacteria or parasites that could cause foodborne illness (“food […]

Celebrate Winter with a ‘Glühwein’

December 14, 2012 No Comments

Sweet, warm, invigorating and slightly dizzying … mulled wine, called “Glühwein” in German, is a drink usually made from red wine (but sometimes white) and spices. An integral part of any self-respecting Christmas market, mulled wine has also become popular in recent decades outside Germany and the Scandinavian countries (where it is called «glögg»).

Gogol Mogol: As easy as … cooking an egg!

December 14, 2012 2 Comments

Gogol-Mogol is a creative egg container & cooker that turns normal eggs into boiled ones, in just a few minutes. Designed by the Russian studio Kian, this innovative product won the first prize in the “Design It Yourself” contest of the European Packaging Design Association.

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

December 8, 2012 No Comments

Among the many wonderful desserts that can be prepared in advance for the holiday season, my favourite is without doubt gingerbread that can be cut with cookie cutters and decorated with icing and all sorts of candy. In our home, this tradition dates back to the British side of my family, but many other culinary […]

Mayor Booker’s 7-day challenge

December 7, 2012 No Comments

Cory Booker is the current Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. After discussions with a constituent about New Jersey’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), last Tuesday Booker has begun a week-long challenge attempting to live on a food budget of $30 per week – the amount SNAP recipients receive.

Colombian Fruits

December 6, 2012 No Comments

One of the most amazing and memorable aspects of Colombian gastronomy would have to be the wide variety of delicious and exotic fruits that this country has to offer. They are refreshing, tasty and a great and healthy part of the Colombian diet. Colombian territory encompasses a large part of the Amazon rain forest, two […]

Recipe to Riches: We have played the game

December 5, 2012 1 Comment

Some of you may already be familiar with the reality television series Recipe to Riches on Food Network. In this show, competitors from across Canada battle it out in the kitchen to come up with a winning dish that will be sold under the President’s Choice banner. If I’m writing about this today, it’s not because […]

A clever gift for Christmas

December 4, 2012 No Comments

To spread happiness this festive season without going broke, what better than a useful and worthwhile gift, purchased at a reasonable price? In matters of food, a good bottle of extra virgin olive oil holds great value and is always appreciated by my friends.

A little treat that has big plans

December 2, 2012 No Comments

Originally published in the Journal de Montréal on December 1st, 2012. This year, the National Bank is organising a fundraising campaign for the benefit of Club des petits déjeuners du Québec. It is offering a pretty tin box filled with gourmet cranberry cookies made and bagged by La Petite Bretonne. Created by Cartel Design, the […]

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