As temperatures drop, our favourite way to warm our bellies and lift our spirits is with a locally produced cocktail (or three). Whether you prefer gin, vodka, brandy, or Earl Grey tea, these cozy concoctions are guaranteed to keep you toasty this winter. Forget the fire, warm up with one of these cold weather libations.
A staple in Italian cuisine is a classic tomato sauce. A truly simple and delicious sauce takes patience and good ingredients. It’s difficult to get really flavoursome tomatoes outside the Mediterranean, especially during the colder months, so our tip is: don’t be afraid to make sauces using canned tomatoes instead!
Celebrity Chef Mark McEwan is perhaps best known for being a judge on Top Chef Canada. Inspired by the freshest ingredients, Chef McEwan’s gastronomic prowess reaches every corner of the culinary universe with two best-selling cookbooks, three boutique grocery stores, and six extraordinary restaurants, including Thornbury’s own Fabbrica.
This summery take on a traditional gratin is fresh and light with ripe seasonal produce. It’s quick to make, and easy to pop in the oven for an hour while you head outside to BBQ the rest of your meal.