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On Chickens and Gauchos

December 2, 2010 – 11:09 pm |
Orchard spray

Argentina is a country of absentee landowners who call themselves farmers and farmers without land. In many cases the landowners are thousands of miles away in other countries and depend on local …

Radish Butter

June 4, 2010 – 10:23 pm |

A great, easy and refreshingly delicious recipe for those early spring radishes.It’s perfect simply on a slice of french baguette or use it on your sandwiches in place of regular butter.
Ingredients
15 French breakfast radishes
6 Radish …

Sake and Maple-Marinated Sablefish with a Hijiki – Soy Sauce

April 30, 2010 – 9:41 am |

Another interesting and tasty recipe from Rob Feenie making good use of our freshly made maple syrup.
Yield: 4
Ingredients

1 cup sake
1/3 cup Sweet Ass pure maple syrup
4×5 ounce fillets sablefish (aka black …

Owen’s Dutch Oven Beer Bread

March 28, 2010 – 2:00 pm |

Owen Lass and I prepared these beautiful loaves the day before a big pork celebration out at Church Hill Farm in New Hamburg, proofing them overnight and baking them two at a time in an …

Maple Orange Cornish Hens

March 12, 2010 – 1:58 pm |

Maple syrup is definitely not just for pancakes. This is a great recipe for Cornish Hens that will definitely make all your hard work boiling down Maple sap this spring worth while. True, oranges cannot …

I’d Tap That: A Beginner’s Guide to Making Your Own Maple Syrup

February 22, 2010 – 1:59 am |

It’s mid-February and the only thing that keeps a Canadian like me from opening a vein this time of year is the thought of thawing snow, plants beginning to grow, song birds returning and budding leaves on the trees. Even before we can start seed in the greenhouse or prepare the soil for Spring planting out at the farm, we can enjoy the first glorious days of relative warmth and participate in a local culinary tradition that predates European settlement of this harsh, cold landscape. All ‘syrup-suckers’, as Stephen Colbert affectionately refers to us Canadians, really should give the process of making Maple syrup a try at least once. When the Enns family offered up for tapping their 25 acres of virgin sugar bush in New Hamburg, Ontario that is exactly what I intended to do for the very first time.

Biodynamic Agriculture: A First Impression

January 31, 2010 – 2:14 am |

I attended the Guelph Organic Conference today expecting nothing more than to be introduced to the people and ideas shaping the practice of organic farming in southwestern Ontario. Keep an open mind, I said to …

Festival partners with Mirvish Productions

December 15, 2009 – 1:51 pm |

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s hilarious production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is heading to Toronto in 2010, where it will be presented as part of Mirvish Productions’ 2010/2011 subscription …

Caesar and Cleopatra to air in HD on CTV on Boxing Day

December 14, 2009 – 11:14 am |

December 14, 2009… This Boxing Day, see Christopher Plummer in Caesar and Cleopatra – broadcast for the first time in high definition on CTV.
Artistic Director Des McAnuff’s glorious production of Bernard Shaw’s classic comedy will …

Obama’s Peace Prize Speech Satisfies America’s Blood Lust

December 11, 2009 – 4:37 pm |

You might think it would be a little awkward for someone to walk into a room and accept a Nobel Peace Prize a week after announcing the addition of 30000 more troops to a country …