Christmas is coming and it’s safe to say many families will celebrate with the unavoidable roast turkey. But will it meet expectations? Here are some tips to help you choose the best one and cook it to perfection.
The festive period, with its parties and family reunions is fast approaching. In principle, this time of year should be synonymous with joy and getting together. But, if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the Christmas period can easily become unpleasant. As traditional Christmas dishes often contain onions and garlic, as well as being […]
December is finally here and that means it’s time to get into the Christmas spirit (though we’re sure lots of you have been counting the days since November). To help you along, we’ve put together some of our favourite holiday dishes and treats to tantalise and inspire you. Here are top 10 Christmas recipes for […]
For hockey players needing a performance oriented reason to enjoy holiday food I am giving you a holiday gift: my advice on how holiday foods can actually support a top athletic performance! I am encouraging you to look at holiday foods in a different light and to try some of the classic holiday foods for […]
Are you able to enjoy Halloween candy without over-doing it? Did you know that how we approach Halloween treats is how we will approach other food temptations? This topic is important since every holiday (ie. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, Easter) has food temptations. The good news is that we do not have to […]
Easter is right around the corner and along with welcoming Spring, it brings with it beautiful food full of rich eggs and fresh, floral flavours. Stores are already stocked up with cute chocolate chicks and bunnies for kids and light, delicate cakes for adults. If you’re not sure how to indulge yourself this Easter, don’t […]
Also known as Chandeleur, Candlemas is celebrated on February 2nd, 40 days after Christmas. Around the same date, in February, in the time of the Romans, a fertility festival was celebrated in the streets of Rome with torches. In 472, Pope Galasius I decided to christianise this feast, which would become the Feast of the […]
From the humble, coloured hard-boiled egg to the most prestigious Fabergé eggs in precious metals and decorated stones, the Easter egg is an age-old tradition. In fact, the custom of offering decorated eggs existed long before the Christian era. As spring is the season in which nature blossoms, the egg, representing life and rebirth, was […]
The festival of Thanksgiving dates back to ancient times. It was a celebration of Mother Earth: fertile, abundant, generous – the autumn festival, a celebration of agricultural harvests. Today, the tradition is manly kept alive in the United States (where Thanksgiving day is probably the most important holiday of the year) and in Canada. Apparently […]
The season for lobsters, earlier considered to be a “poor man’s food”, is now in full swing. As the fishing season in Quebec lasts from end-April till July, we can make the most of it for our parties, right from Mother’s Day up until Canada Day.
Thanksgiving will be celebrated this Monday. If you are the traditional type, you probably enjoy a good meal with a nice turkey and cranberries. So here is a menu specially designed for this occasion. While respecting tradition, it is well suited to families today that are less numerous than before, and to the modern trend […]