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Maple-Bacon Cheddar Muffins

BY ALEXIA PTITO

MAPLE BACON CHEDDAR MUFFINS

Spring has sprung (sort of) and whether or not snow is still upon the ground, the maples have yielded their bounty and the Easter bunny will soon deliver its chocolates and treats to happy children everywhere. And most of us will be having a more or less functional Sunday brunch this week, to celebrate the equinox.
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Your Guide to a Juicy Turkey

BY AMANDA PIEDIMONTE
Thanksgiving Dinner

This past weekend, I hosted my 4th annual pot luck Thanksgiving dinner in honour of our American friends. But really – it was for me because I simply love Thanksgiving food. I stuffed and roasted a bird, provided plenty of the usual accoutrements: homemade cranberry sauce and gravy and even whipped up a pumpkin pie. My guests brought a smörgåsbord of side dishes, appetizers and some fantastic wines. Continue reading

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Sweet and Salty Pancakes with Candied Bacon Whipped Cream and Whiskey Syrup

BY AMANDA PIEDIMONTE
FROM THE DINER THROWDOWN
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I definitely did not lack inspiration for the Diner Throwdown. I hesitated until the very last minute on what dish to make, finally deciding on sweet and salty pancakes over runner-up ideas like meatloaf, burgers, mac’n cheese, grand slam breakfast, grilled cheese, etc… As you can probably tell from that list, I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. So my newfound pancake obsession was quite a surprise! I wanted to make them as light and salty as possible, which is why I opted to use cake flour (which is already pre-loaded with baking powder and salt) and salted butter in the pancake batter.
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Festival Mondial de la Bière 2013

BY STEVE GENTILE AND CATHERINE MOREAU

Every year, the event that I look forward to most is Beerfest aka Le festival mondial de la bière. What started as an excuse to hangout at Windsor Station and drink the entire day, has turned into an annual tradition. However, there is a strategy in order to fully appreciate the experience: arrive early and go during a weekday. This will ensure that you actually get a chance to sample new beers without competing with the crowds and drunkards. To quote my friend Nerio’s shirt that he wore this year “You can’t drink all day unless you start in the morning.” Wise words. I would like to point out that I am in no way a beer expert, but I’ve tried many different varieties throughout the years and have taken a stab at making my own brews.
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Potato Heaven

FULLY LOADED BAKED POTATO
BY AURÉLIE PTITO

I love potatoes. In any shape, size or variety. Boiled, mashed, baked, fried, steamed, even microwaved. In fact, you could say I’m slightly obsessed with them and I’m sure it’s no coincidence that my last name (Ptito) even sounds like potato. It’s no surprise then that my go-to comfort food would feature these delicious starchy gems.
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