All posts tagged: strawberry

Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea

This refreshing Strawberry Hibiscus Iced Tea has arrived just in time to quench your thirst this Canada Day long weekend! Canada Day is the first long weekend of summer. Some Canadians love to get outdoors and head out for camping or cottage trips, others do local day trips (which I will be partaking in), and others just enjoy chilling out with friends and family and having a big cookout (which I will ALSO be partaking in). Typically, BBQ food is the classic fare since it is finally warm enough to be outside in most parts of Canada…and when it’s warm out we love to be outdoors soaking up the sun! Hamburgers, hot dogs, ribs, steak, chicken are classic main dishes that we like to serve along with side dishes like salads and veggies. To really end the meal with a bang, a sweet Canadian dessert like Nanaimo bars, Strawberry Shortcake, S’mores or Maple Pie are typically served. Don’t you wish you were Canadian right about now?!  While lots of people put a lot of effort …

Frosé All Day

There has been a very strong obsession with rosé wine lately. The phrase “Rosé All Day” has become a mantra of many millenials who enjoy sipping on this tasty pink beverage. This phrase has been emblazoned across shirts, phone cases, and even swimsuits (lol) and everyone is just drinking it up! While it’s a little obnoxious, and basic AF, there truly is a lot to celebrate with this delicious type of wine. Rosé is produced in three ways. The first and most common way to make rosé is through maceration. In this process, red grapes are placed into the white wine and are left so sit and macerate for a period of time. The red colour from the grapes bleed out into the wine, producing a pink colour. It’s basically like letting a teabag steep in a cup of water. The longer the red grapes sit in the wine, the darker the colour gets. The second way to make rosé is to blend the wine. In this process, red wine is simply added to a …

Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Lots of people wonder where I learned to cook so well. Here’s the truth: I got it from my mama!… and my grandma too! My mom and my grandma are two of the best cooks that I know. They have always cooked the most amazing, and most flavourful food. One of their secrets is to buy the best ingredients available. So even if this means spending a bit more money, they will do it because they know the food will be that much better and they know people will remember them for it. Another one of their secrets (and one that works so well that it is the main focus of this blog) is to buy local food wherever available. I remember going to pick strawberries as a kid just outside of Mississauga, Ontario to make jam, or driving through Niagara to get fresh peaches and plums in the summer to make a fruit pie, and going to Hazel Ontario to get smoked pork chops, corn, and lots of cheese for a hearty fall meal. …