13th Street Winery Detour Wines

Detour Wines

Whether you are simply searching for a descent wine to pair with dinner, or you fancy yourself as having a discriminating wine appreciation pallet, the question of what wine to buy can be daunting. For some people, confusion over choosing the best single varietal wine often leads to frustration. This is where 13th Street Winery [...]

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Southwest Quinoa Casserole

New Year’s resolutions usually include healthier eating and we at Gourmet Ontario are no different. We, just as many of you, have pledged to eat healthier, run a little more, and get more sleep. We have tried to implement “Meatless Mondays” here and this is one of our healthier recipes. We have tried several recipes [...]

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2014 Niagara Ice Wine Festival

Bundle up and get out to enjoy the 19th annual Niagara Icewine Festival! With three weekends of events and tastings including the Xerox Icewine Gala, outdoor Icewine celebrations in Twenty Valley and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Wine and Cheese Seminars and the ever-popular Discovery Pass program and more! Join us this January as the Niagara Region celebrates winter like [...]

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The nut-free nut lover

I am about to get personal for this post. It isn’t exactly about food and delicious recipes, but yet it is. This is a story about going nut-free. This is my story. Growing up, I ate PB&J’s and Fluffer Nutters (peanut butter and marshmallow fluff sandwich) for school lunches. I loved Whatchamacallit’s and Reese’s Peanut Butter [...]

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Fish Tacos with Curried Mango & Red Peppers with Spicy Mango-Lime Aioli

Fish Tacos with Curried Mango & Red Peppers with Spicy Mango-Lime Aioli Tonight on the way to pick up the kids from school, I was thinking about what to cook for dinner. The kids love the usual foods, like chicken fingers or breaded fish filets and french fries. They also love things like tacos. We have [...]

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Crock Pot French Toast

Crock Pot French Toast A couple of weeks ago, we were asked to bring a breakfast item to our church to share. Everyone had the idea of bringing in bagels and muffins, but I like a good hot breakfast on weekends. I decided to give french toast in the crock pot a try, and everyone [...]

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Harvest Apple Cake with Penuche Icing

Autumn means cooler temperatures, cozy nights and harvest foods. With the abundance of local pick-your-own apple farms nearby, we took the family to our local orchard to fill up a basket of fresh apples. I can’t think of a better way to spend time with my family and celebrate the foods of fall, than to [...]

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Niagara Wine Festival

This is one of our favourite Niagara area wine events, very near and dear to our hearts. We make sure to attend every year and this year is no exception. If you are looking for something to do this weekend, consider this event. This is a fantastic event for a date or girl’s day out. [...]

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Canada Day Strawberry Waffles

We couldn’t let Canada Day go by without careful meal planning or we wouldn’t be Gourmet Ontario. I planned the entire day’s meals to carefully coincide with our hectic schedule. The biggest hit of the day were my Canada Day Strawberry waffles. I have been asked to make them again very soon. I hope your [...]

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Ancaster Farmers Market

Ancaster Farmer’s Market 2013

Season 5 – Ancaster Farmers Market Local – Fresh – FUN! The Ancaster Farmers Market is conveniently located adjacent to the rail trail on a lovely open green space with easy biking and walking access. Ample parking is available, but we encourage you to bike, walk, or run, and stay for a while – visit [...]

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Corned Beef and Cheddar Panini Recipe

Corned Beef & Cheddar Panini

We were trying to decide on what to make for lunch on St Patrick’s Day.  Being on a Sunday this year, and we usually make Panini’s for lunch, we decided to try an Irish inspired creation.  After a quick trip to the local deli, we picked up some shaved corned beef, a fresh loaf of whole [...]

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Cinnamon Roll Recipe

Cinnamon Rolls

On special occasions like Christmas morning or someone’s birthday, we like to bake cinnamon buns. Cinnamon buns can be labour intensive but yet so worth it. I have had the pleasure of staying at The Manse in Cape May, New Jersey. Karsten and Anita are wonderful hosts and feed you so well. This is Anita’s [...]

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Venison Tenderloin with roasted vegetables

Venison Tenderloin with Roasted Vegetables

There’s something comforting about a venison meal shared with family and friends. To me, it conjures a nostalgic mood of warm tradition and it transports me back to a time before mega grocery stores, and when people prepared family meals with locally procured food from the fall harvest. Locally produced food and organic farming methods [...]

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