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All the Quiet Places Nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

All the Quiet Places Nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize TouchWood Editions is excited to announce that author Brian Thomas Isaac’s debut novel, All the Quiet Places, has been nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada’s richest literary award for fiction. Yesterday morning the Prize announced the 14 nominated books, including 7 first-time nominees and … Continued

4 Ingredient Summer Punch Recipe

4 Ingredient Summer Punch Recipe A dash of bitters and a sprinkle of spice, serve well chilled with plenty of ice. And ta-daaah! You’ve got yourself a punch. This rhyme originates from Barbados, and if you’ve ever drunk punch in Barbados, you’ll trust this is the perfect guideline for making it. The beauty of punch … Continued

6 Sweet Treats to Beat the Heat

It’s summer. It’s hot. Need we say more? Here’s a selection of recipe from our cookbooks to help you beat the heat. This sorbet is already super refreshing. Get the recipe here. Why not enjoy a cocktail with brunch? There’s no need to stop at pastries and cheese. After all, we are being indulgent. Get … Continued

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie Serves 2-4 Homemade smoothies are a delicious way to get a dose of probiotics into your diet while skipping the sugar usually found in store-bought flavoured yogurts. While berry and mango smoothies are naturally sweet and delicious, this protein-packed chocolate smoothie is rich enough for dessert and healthy enough for … Continued

Sweet Yogurt Lassi Drinks

Sweet Yogurt Lassi Drinks Makes 1-2 servings Gluten-free & Vegetarian Lassi is a traditional beverage made by blending buttermilk or yogurt and water or other fruits, juices and spices until frothy. It is enjoyed chilled, as either sweet or salty hot-weather refreshment. It’s also consumed to cool the palate when eating spicy foods. INGREDIENTS ¾ … Continued

Boozy Brunch Bourbon Mint Iced Tea

Boozy Brunch Bourbon Mint Iced Tea Why not enjoy a cocktail with brunch? There’s no need to stop at pastries and cheese. After all, we are being indulgent. INGREDIENTS 1/2 cup granulated sugar 8 English Breakfast teabags 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish 2 cups bourbon 1–2 lemons Ice cubes RECIPE In … Continued

Refreshing Ginger, Lime, and Mango Sorbet Recipe

Mango Sorbet Recipe Makes about 6 cups When preparing a delectable Mango Sorbet Recipe, it’s essential to ensure that your mangoes are perfectly ripe, exuding the delightful flavors of the beach and sunshine. Avoid using underripe mangoes, as they can impart a chalky taste to the sorbet. In addition to the mangoes, this recipe incorporates … Continued

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Pie

Rhubarb starts to make itself known in the early spring, when gardens on Vancouver Island are just coming alive and whispering to us that summer is 1 cup packed brown sugar almost here and CSA boxes will soon be spilling over with fresh fruits and vegetables. Rhubarb and strawberry make the perfect duo if you’re … Continued

No-churn Strawberry Ice Cream

There’s no need for an ice cream maker here; all you need is a food processor, a mixer and a handful of ingredients. The result? A fresh, creamy taste, with deep strawberry flavour and just a murmur of balsamic. Simple. Sensational. INGREDIENTS 3-3/4 cups fresh, ripe strawberries, rinsed 1/2 cup superfine sugar 2 tsp balsamic … Continued

Simple Recipe for Misir Wot (Ethiopian Lentil Stew)

Here is another simple everyday dish that everyone can put their own spin on. Lula learned this version from her auntie, whom she often stayed with as a child. She makes the best misir wot ever. (Shhh—just don’t tell her mom she said that!) Try this recipe for Lula’s recipe for Misir Wot and enjoy … Continued

Recipe for Cannabis Gingersnap Blondies

Gingersnap Blondies This recipe for these edibles is easier than keeping up with the sunscreen if you’re a ginger. SUGGESTED MOOD/STRAIN Ginger Punch is a hybrid that’s said to smell like strawberry candy. Makes 16 squares with 6 Tbsp cannabutter (almost 7 mg THC per piece). INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp cannabutter (85 g) … Continued