Easy grilled bread


Kathy Jollimore This easy grilled bread recipe, covered in salty olive tapenade and Gruyère cheese, is the perfect summer appetizer. Grilled Olive and Cheese Bread 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: Less than 30 minutes 1 baguette, halved lengthwise Olive Tapenade (see Here’s How) 2 cups Gruyère, shredded Directions: Heat a…

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Behind the Still: Lynne and Pierre of Ironworks Distillery


Mark DeWolf Lynne Mackay and Pierre Guevremont’s Lunenburg-based Distillery ushered in a modern era of craft distilling in Nova Scotia since it opened in 2010 in a converted old blacksmith’s shop. Their committed approach to creating spirits based on the highest quality standards has won them admiration and accolades, from near and far. Occasions: Can…

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Frescobaldi: The Artistry of Tuscan Wine

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Mark DeWolf It has been said the great wines of Tuscany are like fine art. They capture time, place and the passion of the artists that create them. Tuscany’s Frescobaldi family faithfully express the terroir and traditions of Tuscany in their products; an honour they have been performing for the past 700 years. Even though…

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Trends in Coolers

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Mark DeWolf Coolers first started hitting the market in the 1980s. Do you remember Canada Coolers or Bartles and James? The latter, the genius of E & J Gallo, whose commercials featuring the kindly old pairing of Frank and Ed, and ended with “and thank you for your support,” brought a nation’s attention to the…

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Perfect summer treat


Although shortcake is traditionally made with tea biscuits, in this recipe I’ve used a crispy, chewy meringue as its base. This is an easy yet impressive dessert that is the perfect summer treat alongside a chilled rosé sparkling wine. Strawberry Shortcake Pavlova 6 to 8 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: More…

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Peach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Salad


Based on the famous peach pizza at Halifax’s Morris East, this simple summer salad has local peaches at its heart. For a warm version, grill the peaches just before serving. Peach, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Salad 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: Less than 30 minutes 6 peaches, quartered 125 g…

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