Tag Archives: cheese

Four Great Canadian Cheeses

30 Apr

Every year, Dairy Farmers of Canada awards prizes to the best 100%-Canadian cow milk cheeses in 19 categories at the Canadian Cheese Grand Prix. They had a record-breaking 225 entries this year. With our own artisans offering that kind of selection, it’s worth going […]

Ricotta Gnocchi with Peas and Pancetta

13 Sep

I have a real soft spot for Prince Edward County with its white sand dunes, honour system farmer stands and tiny churches peeping up between the vineyards, so I was thrilled to to go there and take a gnocchi- and risotto-making class with chef and cookbook author Cynthia Peters at From the Farm Cooking School.

A Kayaking and Picnic Adventure

12 Sep

Just before school went back, my son and I spent an evening kayaking and picnicking with the Culinary Adventure Company, whose motto is “adrenaline for foodies.” Even though we live in Toronto, we got to see sides of the city we never knew existed.

The Apple Pie Trail

14 Feb

Feet and arms tucked in, I’m being towed up through the forest in a tiny cart-for-one on the Ridge Runner Mountain Coaster. “Are you ready?” asks the snowboarding dude-slash-supervisor at the top, grinning. I nod, checking the seat belt buckle […]

A Day in Perth County

18 Jun

It only seems natural that “slow food” (food prepared from scratch with mainly local, high quality ingredients) should be so popular in Perth County. There are several Amish and Mennonite communities here–look out for horse-drawn buggies as you zip along […]