Catching up with health expert and author of Choose It and Lose It
Entertaining guests at home or celebrating the festive season with work colleagues, nutrition expert and cookbook author, Rose Reisman, has a few healthy tips on what foods to avoid and how to out-smart those tricky hidden calories in alcoholic drinks.
How to make Ernest Hemingway's classic drink
Genever is one of the world’s most historic spirits, produced in The Netherlands and a handful of other regions since at least the 16th century, when it was sold as a medicine for gout, kidney trouble and lumbago. Although it largely disappeared in the 20th century, today genever is making a worldwide comeback. And for good reason: genever is as sippable as a brown spirit and as mixable as a white one, making it one of the most elegantly versatile spirits around.
A fall cocktail to sip fireside
This cocktail will have you dreaming of s'mores made over a crackling campfire while the stars start to peek out of the night's sky. Carolans is a smooth and rich Irish cream liqueur, with notes of nuts, cream, honey and vanilla.
A luxurious meal for two
Please, whatever you do, don’t open a bottle of champagne specifically for this. I mean, not unless you want to, and drink the other half of the bottle as you eat, as a wallowing-in-luxury way to welcome in the New Year, in bed preferably.
A look at champagne's many food matches
There’s no better way to start a meal than with a pleasant, crisp glass of champagne. It’s not just because it gets people, well, festive — the modest acidity and the bubbles tend to get your mouth watering nicely, and it’s a perfect accompaniment to most hors d’oeuvres. After all, where would caviar or oysters be without a glass of champagne?
The perfect dessert for a Halloween party
We all know the pleasures of mixing pumpkin purée with eggs, cream, and sugar for the requisite seasonal pies, but don't overlook the joy of presenting a spectacular new dessert like our Pumpkin Spice Cake. Layers of cake cushioned with Pumpkin Cream-Cheese Frosting create a lasting impression even before you take the first bite. One taste of this moist cake and creamy icing, and the traditional pumpkin pie may have to make room on the sideboard for a new holiday favorite.
Creative and creepy drinks perfect for your party
Whether you're looking to sip on something while the kiddies come knocking on your door or you're hosting a costume party, these cocktails are perfect for Halloween. And don't forget to hit up the bulk food or candy store for ghouly inspired garnishes, like candy eyeballs, wiggly worms or licorice to imitate spider legs.
Mix up this retro dinner with Mozzarellissima cheese
Turn your next meal into a retro gourmet feast with this twist on a classic meatloaf. Created by TV host and cookbook author, Sabrina Tutino, this cheesy meatloaf proves that with a little imagination, comfort foods can become a dish worthy of a feast. Cook the carrots together with the meatloaf for an easy and colourful side dish that adds a sweet note to this dish. Substitute carrots with potatoes, onion or turnips for variety. For something different, toss leftovers into a salad the next day. More recipes can be found online at mozzarellissima.ca.