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Homemade ice cream
Homemade ice cream is a classic summertime treat. From the days of hand-cranked churns to sleek modern ice cream makers and Kitchen Aid mixer attachments, homemade ice cream is made basically the same way: make a custard base of eggs, heavy cream, milk and sugar, then freeze it in the ice cream maker of your [...]
Enjoy the flavors of the fair at home!
Calgary native Lila Roth brings us a special dispatch from the annual Calgary Stampede rodeo and fair, complete with family recipes. The sights and sounds of the carnival season are here!  As July begins it brings the Calgary Stampede, “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth,” and along with it the food. All over North America [...]
When it comes to hydration, nothing gets the job done quite like a tall glass of water. But sometimes plain H2O just doesn’t cut it. The solution – transform it into a delicious glass of thirst-quenching flavored water. Water makes up about 60% of your body weight. It helps regulate body temperature, carries nutrients and [...]
Iced tea is a great summer beverage option.
Iced tea has long been a summertime favorite for outdoor events, barbecues and picnics. It’s even known as the “house wine of the south.” Depending on what part of North America you are in, iced tea may be sugar sweetened or not. In many restaurants in Canada and the northeastern United States, sweet tea is [...]
Make a great cheese plate for your next community association or block party!
Cheese could be a food group all its own! Whether you're looking for appetizers, main courses or even desserts, cheese can easily be a core ingredient. A lot of the cheese dishes in this collection can be made ahead and travel well, perfect for your next community association block party! A good cheese plate is [...]
Grilling keeps the kitchen cooler this summer.
Grilling is the best way to cook during the hot summer months.  From family picnics to national holidays, hamburgers, hotdogs, steaks and so much more, grilling is one of the easiest, quickest ways to cook food without heating up your kitchen and offers almost endless variety. Let’s talk about the cooking method first. Charcoal, gas [...]
Have brunch at home
The concept of an elaborate weekend meal combining breakfast and lunch has been around for a while. The word brunch made the Oxford English Dictionary all the way back in 1896. It became popular in the United States in the 1930s, possibly thanks to celebrities traveling by train. Hotels quickly jumped on the trend because [...]
Tender leafy greens provide the fresh flavors of spring.
After a long winter, spring is finally here! Before refrigeration and "factory farming," spring was the first opportunity many people had to enjoy fresh food since the fall harvest. Winters were survived with lots of canned, smoked, salted, pickled and otherwise preserved food, so those first green onions, fiddleheads, tender lettuces, asparagus and other greens [...]

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