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Fruit Collins Mocktail

Fruit Collins Mocktail This recipe is a non-alcoholic nod to the Tom Collins. Get as fancy as you want creating some infused simple syrup, and combine it with citrus juice and soda. INGREDIENTS 2 oz infused simple syrup (see below) 1 oz fresh citrus juice Soda water Garnish with abandon RECIPE Fill a Collins glass … Continued

Fruit Cobbler Mocktail

Fruit Cobbler Mocktail Embrace the spirit of Dry January with The Five Bottle-Bar’s tantalizing non-alcoholic Fruit Cobbler mocktail recipe, a refreshing twist on the classic sherry Cobbler. This sophisticated mocktail substitutes sherry with a high-quality apple cider, striking the perfect balance between sweet and dry flavours. Stay tuned as we guide you through the step-by-step … Continued

Oysters for the Holidays

Oysters on the Half Shell with Cucumber Rhubarb Mignonette Serves 2 Ah, the holidays, that magical time when our tables groan under the weight of tradition and joy. In the spirit of celebration, let’s embark on a culinary adventure that’s as unexpected as it is delightful. Picture this: Oysters, plucked from the briny depths, stealing … Continued

Maple-Glazed Carrots

Maple-Glazed Carrots Serves 4 Indulge in festive perfection with our Maple-Glazed Carrots, a culinary masterpiece straight from the cookbook Vegetables: A Love Story. Elevate your holiday table with the natural sweetness of glazed carrots, expertly crafted with a decadent maple infusion. Ideal for holiday gatherings, potlucks, and easy family dinners, this recipe promises both elegance … Continued

Tourtière Canadienne

Tourtière Canadienne Makes: Two 9-inch pies Chef Deb Poulin shared her Mère Poulin’s Métis recipe for Tourtière Canadienne and it got me thinking about my Robicheau family’s Acadian French background. When my grandfather left Meteghan, Nova Scotia, to find work across the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick during the Depression, he stopped French. … Continued

Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney Makes: 2 cups (500 mL) Welcome to the heart of holiday flavours! Our Mango Chutney recipe, straight from the pages of Fermenting Made Simple by Emillie Parrish, is your ticket to a festive table brimming with exotic tastes and easy culinary magic. This delightful chutney strikes the perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and … Continued

Happy Holidays & Happy New Year

  Enjoy this recipe for Halva from Sweet Greek by Kathy Tsaples. INGREDIENTS Syrup 1 stick of cinnamon 10 cloves 4 cups of water 3 cups of sugar Cake ½ cup of grapeseed oil 1 tbsp butter 2 cups of coarse semolina 1 cup of walnuts, roughly chopped RECIPE In a medium saucepan, bring all the syrup ingredients to … Continued

Vegan Mac and Cheese

Güd Eats’ Green Chili Vegan Mac and Cheese with Chili Mayo Makes 4-6 servings In the world of potlucks, where comfort meets camaraderie, there’s a culinary virtuoso that rises above – the Creamy Vegan Mac and Cheese. Picture this: a decadent symphony of plant-based goodness, a dairy-free marvel that captivates taste buds and brings a … Continued

Ultimate Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe

Ultimate Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe Makes 8-10 servings This Ultimate Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Recipe is not just a dish; it’s a declaration of communal feasting, a fragrant ode to shared tables. Imagine succulent shreds of pork, slow-cooked to perfection, nestled in a cozy embrace of buns. Pulled pork is the maestro orchestrating harmonies of flavour, … Continued

Doukhobor Cabbage Rolls

Doukhobor Cabbage Rolls Serves 8-10 In the mosaic of festive gatherings, there’s a dish that transcends the ordinary, a culinary heirloom whispered through generations—the Doukhobor Cabbage Rolls. Picture plump cabbage leaves cradling a symphony of rice, herbs, and secrets passed down like treasured tales. These rolls aren’t merely sustenance; they’re a journey through time, a … Continued

Classic Potato Salad Recipe: Easy, Creamy, and Delicious

Classic Potato Salad Recipe Makes 4-5 side servings In the grand tapestry of holiday potlucks, one dish emerges as the unsung hero, the Potato Salad – an unassuming yet indispensable delight. Imagine a bowlful of nostalgia, where creamy potatoes mingle with the gentle caress of dressing, creating a medley that transcends generations. It’s not just … Continued