Posted in June 2012

EZ BBQ roast chicken

EZ BBQ roast chicken

When the “feels like” temperature threatens to hit 35C, as it does this Canada Day weekend, there’s only one place to cook – outdoors. For the easiest summer meal ever, roast a chicken on your barbecue. I realize it’s even easier to grab a pre-roasted supermarket chicken, but have you ever thought about the poor, … Continue reading

Fields of safe greens

Let us talk lettuce. The California greens that fill our supermarkets year-round with whole heads of lettuce, from Boston to romaine, and all those bags and clamshells of colourful salad mixes from Dole, Earthbound, Fresh Express and more. Having walked through the Salinas Valley recently with fellow Canadian journalists and watched just-harvested greens being chopped, … Continue reading

Eating Arizona

Eating Arizona

Published in Dreamscapes magazine Spring/summer 2012 When Arizona chefs talk about local food, it’s no fad. The relentless expanse of the Sonoran Desert has yielded edible treasures for centuries, while the sunshine and dry heat that attract Canadians like a magnet in winter produce tractor-trailer loads of fruit and vegetables straight from the farm. Desert ingredients … Continue reading

Try Italian sushi!

Try Italian sushi!

If Torontonians can be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, why shouldn’t we all be a little Italian for a day? Santa Maria Foods in Brampton, which owns the Mastro and San Daniele brands and imports Lavazza coffee, took over St. Lawrence Market June 1 to show off their brand new ready-to-heat pork back ribs and … Continue reading