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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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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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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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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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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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