Food & Drink
Growing up in the '70s, a popular homemade dip consisted of a package of dried onion soup mixed with sour cream and mayonnaise. Served up with some ridged potato chips, this creamy delight held centre stage at every party. While this classic recipe remains a perennial favourite for many, today's dips have evolved into gourmet masterpieces bursting with flavour and colour. From creamy guacamole and zesty salsa to a fresh batch of hummus or roasted squash dip, it's easy to find a recipe to dive into. More
Tasty drinks for the nice weather ahead! More
Nothing goes better with a fresh salad than a hearty bowl of homemade soup. We asked three Simcoe County chefs to disclose their soup-making secrets, along with sharing some favourite recipes. More
The Shaw family has been tapping trees for over a century You might say Tom Shaw was destined to become a maple syrup expert. After all, his family has been producing the sweet staple for six generations. Read More..
Attention lemon lovers! Get ready to pucker up as this story features several tart treats. Zingy flavour aside, lemons are the perfect kitchen companion because they're available year-round and can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. These yellow fruits are also rich in vitamin C and have low sugar content. Along with the flavourful rind, lemon juice is used in countless recipes. Because the citrus fruit produces more juice when warmer, always use juice lemons when they are at room temperature or place them in a bowl of warm water for several minutes before juicing. Rolling them under the palm of your hand on a flat surface will also help to extract more juice. Be sure to load up on lemons and try the following recipes. Read More..
With everything going on at the holidatys, the dessert tables help make it all a little sweeter. But with all the cookie choices out there, how do you narrow it down to just one recipe? It's not easy, but this issue we flipped through our personal recipe books to share some of our favourite indulgences. They're easy to make and delicious to taste, enjoy! Read More..
Here are more healthy eating tips to get you through the holiday season. Read More..
No holiday cookie platter is complete without shortbread, but finding that perfect recipe can be tricky. With that in mind, I quizzed some local bakers to reveal their secrets to perfect shortbread. Read More..
I really like Canadian goat cheese. Which wines go well with a soft, unripened chevre? Read More..
Whether you're hosting your first Thanksgiving dinner, or your tenth, inevitably there can be some last minute nerves. One thing you don't want to worry over is your choice of wine. Read More..
Every First of July, weather permitting, we go by boat across to the Owen Sound harbor for the Canada Day fireworks. Sometimes, we travel in a convoy depending on numbers, and over the years, have enjoyed an absolutely beautiful display of fireworks. One year, although it was calm, it was so cold that we had to wear our winter jackets. Never mind, it was worth it. Read More..
A dream finds its place in Georgian Bay. Each summer when I return to the Georgian Bay area for the month of August, I look forward to my first trip to Owen Sound and a visit to the MarketSide Food Shop and Café. I anticipate the good taste of innovative food creations and conversations with the business owner-partners, Paul Thomas and Karin van der Heyden Thomas. Read More..
Last issue, GoodLife readers were invited to spice up their date nights with a progressive culinary tour. The yummy idea featuring three downtown eateries was so successful, it's being repeated with a new restaurant trio. This time around, diners can taste and sip their way through the evening with local edible delights from Oscar's Seafood Kitchen and Oyster Bar, The North and Il Buco. Read More..
Canada showed extremely well in this year's prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards, picking up six golds, 26 silvers, 49 bronze medals and solidifying its place of pride in the expanding global wine universe. As well, it picked up four regional trophies and 39 commendations. Read More..
Want to eat local? Along with fruits and veggies, consider adding local meats to your shopping list. When people think about local food, they usually think about produce, admits Lynda Van Casteren of Nicholyn Farms. But locally raised meats are also readily available. Read More..