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Anatomy of a Dish: Short Ribs Glazed with Tree Syrups

9 Dec

Last month Chef John Horne of Toronto restaurant Canoe took Gold at the Ontario round of Gold Medal Plates–an annual Canadian culinary championship that has to date raised $8.2 million for Canada’s Olympic athletes. Here he breaks down his winning […]

Stratford Sticks Together

24 Oct

You hear about restaurant owners leaving negative Yelp reviews for competitors or undercutting them till it hurts. But in an industry that’s already challenging for its long hours, high-pressure environment and financial perils thanks to changing economic and dining trends, […]

Cheryl Blake’s Lassie Tarts

19 Aug

Chery Blake gets up at 4 am every morning to make the tarts, cakes and cookies at Flat Earth Outpost, the first and only coffee shop and roastery on Fogo Island, Newfoundland. She refused the job at first. Cheryl met […]

Mona Brown’s Fogo Island

15 Aug

“I grew up one of six siblings—three girls and three boys. During the day our mother and several other ladies would go out berry picking. They’d mark the trail with blue ribbons, so when we got home from school, we’d […]

An Island Chef’s Guide to Wild Greens

13 Aug

If you see Fogo Island Inn chef Murray McDonald crawling around scanning the rocks near the inn, don’t worry. He has neither lost his mind nor a contact lens, he is looking for wild plants for the evening menu. The […]

A Newfoundland Lemonade Stand

12 Aug

After hiking into Joe Batt’s Arm today, I suspected this adorable lemonade stand was a mirage. I was desperate for a cool drink, so I was pretty disappointed on approaching to see that while the business was real, its CLOSED sign was up.

More Newfoundland, Please

5 Aug

If you’ve read this blog for a while, you’ll know Newfoundland is my happy place.   I grew up on the East Coast of Scotland, so I think there’s something about the salty air, the wild landscapes and the way […]