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Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

With the warmer weather it is finally time for patio season!! We cleaned up the BBQ, set up patio furniture, and have hosted our first dinner on the deck! I decided to make a fresh fruit salsa for our appetizer this weekend while having some friends over for dinner. This mango salsa was a huge […]

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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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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

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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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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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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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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