Category : Food

Cookie diet for weight loss & healthy lifestyle

It is not a cookie, it is a meal!   Smart for Life is a program where participants can lose weight by eating cookies and other specially-designed snacks. Eating cookies to lose weight might sound like a contradiction, but there is considerable ...

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Buttermilk maple spice cake

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   (from the Maple Syrup Cookbook by Ken Haedrich)   Ingredients: 1cup all purpose flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp ...

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Why drink wine

By Marco Giovanetti When it comes to dining experiences, what drink is more culturally relevant than wine? Yet wine can be a simple or a complex beverage. It is the drink of celebration and ceremony, often seen to promote gracious and ...

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Lime Pie

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   We just returned from a holiday in Dominica; a little island paradise between Guadeloupe and Martinique.  There are no high rises and no resorts on the island.  It is a taste of what ...

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Matching wine and chocolate

  By Marco Giovanetti I should have done this article for Valentines’ day since it is a chocolate oriented holiday. There is no need for that, since chocolate munching and wine can be done every day, no need for excuses!!!. And if ...

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Wine and junk food

By Marco Giovanetti Everyone with a minimal degree of culinary knowledge knows generally what kinds of wine to drink with beef, chicken, or seafood. But what about food items that don’t find their way onto the general rules of wine pairing ...

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Roasted vegetable soup

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering     I was asked to speak to the Beaconsfield Ladies Group this week.  The topic for the talk was left up to me.  I decided to speak about the current trends in food.  One ...

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Pork loin roast with red skinned smashed potatoes

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   I was visiting my sister last week.  She asked me to prepare dinner (of course).  She had a frozen pork loin roast and some red skinned potatoes.  So while the family was sitting ...

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Jerk chicken

By Chef Peter Webster of Bouquet Garni Catering   I have just returned from a lovely holiday in Negril Jamaica.  It was a family reunion with 23 people from my wife’s side.  I was basking in plus 30ºC weather on the beach ...

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Georgia, cradle of wine civilization

By Marco Giovanetti Georgia is one of the oldest winemaking nations in the world, and by some experts even considered as the birth-place of wine. This fact is known by 8000 years old archeological findings of grape-pips  inside antique clay pots. ...

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