It’s important to stay hydrated, especially during the heat of summer when you’re losing extra fluids through sweat. But there’s no need to chug water all day long! Food can help contribute to your fluid needs – in fact, about 20% of your fluid needs are met through solid foods.… Read more »
Is there anything better than a dish that only requires one vessel for cooking? No way! But now that it’s summer, you’d rather be spending your time outside, not inside at the stove or by the oven. So how can you “summer-ize” that one pan meal concept? By firing up your grill! To get you started, here are 7 perfect One Grill meal ideas! … Read more »
The daiquiri is one of the great warm weather cocktails: a refreshing mix of lime, sugar and rum, shaken with ice then strained. Sitting on a porch or patio with a daiquiri, whether you’re in Cuba or Calgary, it doesn’t get much better. There are many variations to the daiquiri, and they’re all worth trying (though maybe not at once).… Read more »
The summer’s in full swing, and for many people that means our herbs gardens have been bright green and thriving for some time now. I have a mint pot on my patio that started to get bushy a few months ago, in fact. Mint grows quickly and proliferates, and doesn’t need hot, dry conditions to thrive. Ergo, it does well in the wet spring weather, and by early … Read more »
Amidst the hot summer days, every good barbecue ends with a dessert. Don’t turn off the grill after dinner is served. Keep that grill fired up for dessert! We discussed the basics of grilling, building a better burger, healthier barbecue sauces to serve up, and now we are finishing off with dessert.… Read more »
If you live stateside, the Caesar cocktail might be new to you. But little do you know, our Canadian neighbors have been keeping the absolute best brunch cocktail from us. Rude, I know.
Similar to a bloody mary, instead of tomato juice, a Caesar cocktail is made with Clamato, tomato juice infused with clam broth and spices. It might sound odd, but it adds a delicious briny, umami flavor.… Read more »