Tasty Caramelized Onion, Tomato & Chicken Pie Recipe

Caramelized Onion, Tomato & Chicken Pie Serves: 6 Developed for CFC by Nancy Guppy, RD, MHSc 1 cup (250 mL) cooked chicken breast, diced 1 pie shell, frozen, ready to bake (9” / 23 cm) 1 Tbsp (15 mL) butter 1 cup (250 mL) onions, sliced 2 tsp (10 mL) balsamic vinegar 2 Italian “plum” tomatoes, chopped ¼ cup + 1 Tbsp (garnish) (60 mL + 15 mL) fresh basil leaves, minced 1 cup (250 mL) smoked gouda cheese, grated 3 medium eggs ¼ cup (60 mL) plain yogurt, 1-2% MF 1 Tbsp (15 mL) whole-wheat flour 3 Tbsp (45 […]

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Lather some love on your BBQ meats

  Just because the summer’s over doesn’t mean that barbecue season has to be too. In fact, you can barbecue well through the fall and even in to the winter months if you’re ok with a few snowflakes accompanying the meal. And no matter what type of meat you’re grilling, barbecue sauce is simply a must, either as a marinade before cooking or on the side for dipping with the meal. And while store-bought sauces will often suffice, it won’t hold a candle to a homemade creation.While most store-bought barbecue sauces are made from a handful of the same ingredients, […]

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Best Value Wines at the LCBO for November

There are so many well-priced wines among the regular list stock at the LCBO as well as from Ontario wineries themselves. Here are just a few of my favourites this month: 2007 Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Gewurtztraminer Non-Estate, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada: A delightful and spicy white with classic aromas of lychee, rose petal and Asian pear.  2911400004  12%  MD  750 mL  $22.00  Score: 88/100. 2007 Creekside Estate Winery Butler’s Grant Riesling, V.Q.A., Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada: Bursting with lovely apricot and peach notes,fragrant and pretty with a starfruit-infused finish. Makes a terrific aperitif as well as a companion to many dishes. […]

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Patagonian Pinot Noir with Butterfish Tiradito

Patagonia produces some of Argentina’s best Pinot Noirs, wines which are rich in strawberry and cherry flavors, accompanied by touches of vanilla, tobacco and walnut.  In spite of its delicacy, Patagonian Pinot Noir is surprisingly well structured, and may benefit from a brief passage through French oak, which gives it texture and silkiness. When it comes to pairing Pinot Noir with the food on your dinner table, the mind lingers on a delicious butterfish tiradito (a traditional Peruvian dish, similar to ceviche) with a crunchy Nikkei tartare. This dish pays tribute to traditional Peruvian cuisine, so full of seductive flavors […]

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