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The Home Digest Food articles section offers wonderful, fresh and easy seasonal recipes. You will find tips and food advice from the benefits of a well-stocked pantry to easy and fresh seasonal dishes you and your family are sure to enjoy.

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Quesadillas

Quesadillas

Published: 09/25/2013 by Rosalyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Fast and Easy

Recipes - In the comfort zone

Recipes - In the comfort zone

Published: 02/22/2013 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

The inviting aromas of baking and roasting tantalize and soothe at the same time, making the culinary comfort zone the place to be.

Let’s get grilling

Let’s get grilling

Published: 06/01/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Summertime cooking is all about keeping things simple; your favourite meat or fish done to perfection on the barbecue, accompanied by gri...

Toasting with good graces

Toasting with good graces

Published: 08/01/2012 by William Roebuck in Food & Drink

"A good toast should be a gift, not an insult, so make it appropriate, flattering and, if possible, memorable," says Rossana Magnotta, ex...

Something smells funny,getting rid of some of those unpleasant odours!

Daily living can be a smelly business. If you want to get rid of some of those unpleasant odours, here’s how.

Afternoon delights and picnics with friends

Afternoon delights and picnics with friends

Published: 09/17/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Enjoying a picnic lunch with friends is a great way to spend a summer afternoon.

A well-stocked pantry offers bıg benefits

A well-stocked pantry offers bıg benefits

Published: 03/05/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Having basic food staples on hand can help keep meal costs down and let you get creative in the kitchen.

Summertime Blues

Summertime Blues

Published: 06/10/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Wild blueberries are a summertime treat with a powerful health benefit.

Ravishing Rice

Ravishing Rice

Published: 03/28/2013 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

People have been growing rice for thousands of years and it’s a staple the world over. Plus it’s a perfect side dish for a gluten-free me...

Let's Do Brunch

Let's Do Brunch

Published: 03/29/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Hosting a brunch and serving a delicious frittata is a quick and easy way to entertain.

Coping with Cooking Catastrophes

Coping with Cooking Catastrophes

Published: 09/10/2012 by Evelyn in Food & Drink

Helpful Kitchen hints..

Stuff on Sticks

Stuff on Sticks

Published: 05/14/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Here's an easy way to step into the barbecue season....

Cool Soups for Hot Days

Cool Soups for Hot Days

Published: 09/19/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Cold, refreshing soups are ideal for summer meals, indoors or out.

Open Sesame

Open Sesame

Published: 06/26/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Overcome lunch box boredom with these tasty, healthy and economical suggestions.

Fish Tacos

Published: 09/25/2013 by Rosalyn Ralph in Health

Easy and Delicious

One-Dish Wonders

One-Dish Wonders

Published: 06/25/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

It’s football season and sitting in front of the TV and cheering on your favourite team is something of a Canadian ritual.

Make it an easy morning with make ahead meals

Make it an easy morning with make ahead meals

Published: 07/24/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Make-ahead holiday morning feast means less stress for the cook.

Cooking with wine adds flavour and fun to meals -- for special occasions and every day too.

We owe some early ancestors a debt of gratitude they first thought to add wine to the cooking pot. Wine has a wonderful way of transformi...

Snack Ideas - A little bit of this...A little bit of that

Here's a grab bag of helpful information.

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Published: 08/01/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Teaching kids to cook is fun and practical.

Fresh and easy

Published: 04/25/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Enjoy a dinner using two of spring’s early arrivals. Asparagus and rhubarb are two early local treats. Try these recipes and enjoy the f...

Oil's Well

Oil's Well

Published: 07/17/2012 by Roslyn in Food & Drink

Add variety to your cooking with some interesting, flavourful and healthy oils.

Easy Tex-Mex

Easy Tex-Mex

Published: 09/25/2013 by Rosalyn Ralph in Food & Drink

healthy eating | by ROSLYN RALPH Easy Tex-Mex Enjoy your own weekend family fiesta!

Cajun Comfort

Cajun Comfort

Published: 06/26/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Let the good times roll!

Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen

Published: 07/13/2012 by ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

Teaching kids to cook is fun and practical.

Fabulous Fall Fare

Fabulous Fall Fare

Published: 07/23/2012 by BY ROSLYN RALPH in Food & Drink

A trip to the farmer's market for fresh local produce can have delicious results.

Amazing asparagus

Amazing asparagus

Published: 06/27/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Nutritious and easy to prepare, fresh asparagus is one of spring’s treats.

Cranberry Recipe Creations

Cranberry Recipe Creations

Published: 09/10/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Versatile ruby-red cranberries are the jewels of fall cooking.

10 tips for perfect picnics

10 tips for perfect picnics

Published: 05/06/2013 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Here are some great picnic priorities for the warmer days ahead

Choosing the right BBQ for you: Propane, Natural Gas or Charcoal

Choosing the right BBQ for you: Propane, Natural Gas or Charcoal

Published: 01/21/2013 by Mike Kwiatkowski in Decor

Charcoal, natural gas and propane are the three leading contenders in the debate over which fuel to BBQ with and Napoleon Gourmet Grills ...

Eat your carrots! a tried-and-true vegetable

Eat your carrots! a tried-and-true vegetable

Published: 08/24/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Here are some interesting ideas for a tried-and-true vegetable.

Mediterranean Dishes

Mediterranean Dishes

Published: 04/29/2013 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

It is becoming common knowledge that eating a Mediterranean diet is very good for your health. The emphasis is on simple ingredients, inc...

Battle Brown Bag Boredom

Battle Brown Bag Boredom

Published: 06/21/2012 by Roslyn Ralph in Food & Drink

Put some punch into brown bag lunches and come out a winner.

Learn to love pulses

Published: 06/27/2016 by Arielle Duke in Food & Drink

Did you know that the United Nations declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses? Pulses have been incorporated into many diets in the...

We're in for some hot temperatures in 2016 according to the World Meteorological Organization, which predicts it will be the hottest yea...

A heart-healthy oil that's also environmentally friendly

A heart-healthy oil that's also environmentally friendly

Published: 06/02/2016 by Arielle Duke in Go Green

One of the healthiest cooking oils in the world is a made-in-Canada success story. Canola was developed in the 1970s by the University of...

Jerk Chicken and Pepper Kabobs

Jerk Chicken and Pepper Kabobs

Published: 08/18/2015 by Summer 2015 in Food & Drink

zesty kabobs for the BBQ PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes MARINATING TIME: 4 to 24 hours COOKING TIME: 10 to 12 minutes SERVES: 4

Tips for choosing authentic Italian products

Tips for choosing authentic Italian products

Published: 08/05/2015 by David Ferrer in Food & Drink

Italian gastronomy is one of the most beloved cuisines, but can you actually tell if the fine bottle of vino you are enjoying with your d...

Italian cuisine is the favourite of many Canadians. Making sure we select authentic Italian food and beverage can be the difference betwe...

Spice up your health with the Power of Peppers

Spice up your health with the Power of Peppers

Published: 06/17/2015 by David Ferrer in Family

We are always looking for new and delicious ways to improve our health. Peppers have numerous health benefits and they can be added to a ...

Essentials for preparing the perfect steak

Essentials for preparing the perfect steak

Published: 03/19/2015 by Marcus Johnson in Family

This is an informative article on how to make the perfect steak. A lot of valuable preparation and grilling techniques.

Sweet Grilling Steak

Flavorful Steak

Canadian Survey Shows People Eating Healthier Than Five Years Ago

A national survey of eating habits reveals that most Canadians prefer eating simple foods and associate healthy eating with vitality and ...

Go Gluten-Free With LO

Looking for a refreshing, gluten-free, delicious drink? Try LO Fruit Beverage, the healthier swap for sugary beverages and diet drinks.

Thai For 2

Thai For 2

Published: 04/10/2014 by Foodland Ontario in Health

Healthy Eating Super Easy

Justin Amick To Open Boutique Bowling Alley

Published: 02/05/2014 by Press Release in More

Veteran Restaurant Operator and Advanced Sommelier Justin Amick To Open Boutique Bowling Alley The Painted Pin Slated to Open Spring 2014