Simply Italian


Kathy Jollimore | Cooking Class Topping bruschetta with marinated roasted sweet peppers is a delicious change from the traditional tomato and basil. Bruschetta is typically served as a first course or on an antipasto platter but you can convert this to a light meal by accompanying it with a simple salad. Make the marinated peppers the…

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Toast Mid-Week with Pizza and Prosecco


Mark DeWolf Prosecco can be more than simply an aperitif. While their fruity, very slightly off-dry flavour profile makes them enjoyable on their own or paired with appetizers and light desserts, they can also be matched with some thin crust pizza recipes, such as those topped with pesto. Toast mid-week with our recipe for Pesto,…

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Wednesday Night, Pasta Night


Kathy Jollimore Make Wednesday night pasta night. Toss together grilled vegetables, local sausages, fresh herbs, and pasta for a quick late summer meal. Grilled Vegetable and Sausage Linguine 4 servings Prep Time: Less than 30 minutes Total Time: Less than 30 minutes 2 tbsp olive oil, plus more to serve 1 small eggplant, sliced in…

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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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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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By Jared Wall, LevelBar, The Prince George Hotel The Contemporary: Silver Dart Add 1 1/2 fluid ounces gin, 1/2 fluid ounce each of Lillet, maraschino liqueur, lemon juice and lavender syrup* to a shaker. Add ice and shake very hard for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a Champagne flute or coupe. Invert grapefruit peels over the drink and…

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