I THINK I got the soup/stew bug today when that early morning chill just wouldn’t let go. It was just about lunch time and I decided it was a good day for a little heat and spice so making a great 20 minute hot and sour soup seemed pretty logical.

UNFORTUNATELY the temperatures are on their way back down but that certainly doesn’t mean the end of fresh flavours in the kitchen! There are many garden items that are peaking right now and the fall harvest is a great time for Tastitude. Beets, various squashes, apples, potatoes, carrots an…

ANOTHER weekend has come and gone but the one just past was something a little more smashmouth than your typical Friday and Saturday. The second annual Savour Superior event was here and Keynote Events didn't let any of the foodies in attendance down.

Well, parents everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief and kids are groaning in agony as the school buses hit the roads on their way back to school. Kids are excited for a day or two as they get to show off their new clothes, see friends that they haven't seen in awhile and get settled into…

WELL, I'm not one to complain about the hot weather this past week. Soon enough we'll be trying not to curse the cold but so long as we're enjoying peak summer weather I've got some great ideas to help you beat the heat with some amazing evening libations.

SUMMER is upon us and the thermometer is climbing. Air conditioners are getting their annual workout as people look for ways to beat the heat.

SUMMER'S upon us and the thermometer is climbing. Air conditioners are getting their annual workout as people look for ways to beat the heat.

There’s nothing quite like camping and right now we’re in peak camp season. Whether you have a camp, trailer, hit the trails in a tent or prefer looking up at the stars from a bed roll, nothing is quite like escaping to your favourite retreat for a break. There is fresh air, peace and quiet,…

The first rounds of golf have been played, the boats are in the water, lawns have been cut and everything else is starting to bloom and fill up with foliage. Even as the warmer weather brings the temperature up in the kitchen I still really do enjoy Northwestern Ontario summers.

ONE OF the perks of being a chef is having the inside track on so many things that are related to the food industry. We get the latest information on new toys, trends, food shows, great new products and the people who share all of the smash mouth samples.

AHHH, beer! Cold or warm, ales, stout, or lagers, domestic or import, the varieties and flavours they represent are endless. Beer is a cornerstone of human history enjoyed by royalty and peasants. But for as much as science has developed it and the industry has expanded production, beer has …

OLD SCHOOL delicious is happily quite attainable with the assistance of some culinary know-how and a little time in the kitchen. Words like homemade, comfort, warm and delicious are definite adjectives that fit well with recipes that can be easy and delicious and are sure to bring any family…

Bacon is quite an amazing thing; it's crisp, meaty, and smoky and has just the right amount of fat to drive our taste buds wild. Lets face it bacon has been cool long before it was cool and it delivers tastitude to so many dishes. Today it's a culinary icon. Bacon is on billboards, T-shirts,…

Well it's pretty apparent and disheartening at the same time that the close of winter is a ways off yet. The mercury dips a little further each night but I still am pretty thankful that the last few days have had some enjoyable sunny skies with some survivable afternoon temperatures.

If you're not planning flowers, candy or a dinner out at one of your favourite restaurants for this Valentine's day hopefully you're planning to do a little cooking for that special someone in your life otherwise you may need to be airing out your sleeping bag for a week long vacation campin…