Food and Drink

Gay Cook’s open-face apple tart – makes 9-inch (22.5 cm) tart

Sweet Tart Pastry Makes 1, 9-inch (22.5-cm) tart 6 tablespoons (75 mL) butter ¼ cup (50 mL) granulated sugar  1 egg yolk 1 cup (250 mL) unbleached all-purpose...

Gay Cook’s Asian-Style Roast Boneless Turkey Breast with Fruit Rice Stuffing

Makes 4 servings A delicious roast turkey breast is perfect to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with fewer than 10 family and friends. One can buy larger...

Gay Cook’s Fried Green Tomatoes

As our vegetable growing season is nearing its end and so are tomatoes as they stop turning red. The big question is how to...

Gay Cook’s Grilled Harvest Vegetables with Fresh Herbs and Goat Cheese

As autumn begins to bring cooler weather, it’s still time to enjoy the abundant harvest. This recipe can be used with different vegetable combinations...

Gay Cook’s Carrot Terrine with Herbs – Dill, Chervil or Mint

Serves 4 - 5 The autumn is a great time for carrots as they are still tender and sweet tasting. The carrot terrine is perfect...

Peach and/or pear galette

Makes 5 - 6 servings Photo courtesy of google images  Autumn brings great tree fruit from pears, apples, peaches to plums. They all make delicious galettes...

Gay Cook’s Nicoise salad

Makes 4-5 servings Nicoise salad is a traditional Provencal or southern French salad. There are many variations depending on the availability in different villages. It...

La Bottega Nicastro welcomes owner of Campo di Torri producer

La Bottega Nicastro, 64 George St, Byward Market welcomes Eduardo Salvia, owner of Il Casellino near Florence, Italy, this Sat. 11 a.m. - 3...

Vankleek Hill beer now available at the LCBO

The international award winning beer made in Vankleek Hill has produced a new Strong, Dark Wheat beer available this week in the LCBO throughout...

Gay Cook’s Plum and Mint Strudel

Serves 4 - 5 Italian plums, also called prune plums are oval shaped and produce a bright purple colour when cooked. They are smaller than...

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