Local Food

Everyday Gourmet: Brunch

Waffles brunchThe holidays always bring lots of family and friends together and that means we often have overnight guests visiting us. Our usual breakfast of cereal, toast or fruit and yogurt is replaced with brunch decadence. One of the brunches we indulged in was requested from my visiting son, the other a totally impromptu New Year’s Day nosh. After much eating and being merry, we are all ‘fooded’ out and it’s time to go back to simpler and more nutritious meals (at least meals that are not as bad for us – and as much as we all love bacon… back to fruit and yogurt for breakfast!) Tonight we will have a salad for dinner.

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Everyday Gourmet: New Year's Dinner Party

chmpagne Zsuzsanna Kilian

Everyday: “ordinary and unremarkable”; “occurring each day”; “used on ordinary occasions”.  Gourmet: “Food expert”; “Of special food”.

Everyday Gourmet – an oxymoron that will make sense as we explore food together.

I am not a gourmet chef. However, I love to cook and have managed to whip up great meals on a regular basis for many years. My goal is to assist and encourage you to add a little zest to your cooking – either for your family or special occasions with friends.

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Local Businesses Replenish Meaford Seed Library

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Thanks to a generous donation from two Meaford businesses, the Meaford Seed Library has been replenished.  After a busy spring and summer growing season, the drawers of the Seed Library were quite bare.

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Talkin' Turkey With Meaford's Cirrus Hill Farm

Beltsville Small White225With the month of December underway, many are now focused on the upcoming holiday season. Lists are being written, gifts are being purchased and wrapped, and homes and businesses begin to sparkle with seasonal decorations.

One of the decisions many families make each year is what to prepare for those special family dinners that are just a few weeks away. Meaford's Cirrus Hill Farm has some options that you might not have considered – Heritage birds.

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