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Ancaster Farmers Market

Ancaster Farmer’s Market 2014

Season 6 – 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 our […]

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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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Niagara Icewine Festival

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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harvest apple cake with penuche icing

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 Fest 2013

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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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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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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Winter Pie

Winter Pie

Looking for comfort food to warm up on cold days?  This is a full-flavoured family favourite.  If there are leftovers, it freezes well for later lunches. How does this “Winter Pie” compare to a more familiar Shepherd’s Pie or Cottage Pie?  Both aforementioned meals have history in the UK as a clever way to use […]

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Niagara Icewine Festival 2014

Niagara Icewine Festival 2013

The Niagara Icewine Festival 2013 runs for the entire month of January, and there are events at local wineries, restaurants and venues throughout the Niagara region during the festival. The Icewine Gala: The Ice Queen Ball is on January 11th at the Fallsview Casino featuring wines from over 30 of Niagara’s wineries, along with chef prepared […]

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