Day 1 – Muscedere Vineyards

 Muscedere Vineyards Lake Erie North Shore, Ontario www.muscederevineyards.com  Winemakers, Fabio & Rob Muscedere  Muscedere Red Varietals >  2008 Reds (see below)  Available at Winery, or by phone. 1-519-965-1075 Restaurants (Toronto): Granite Club, Sette Mezzo Ristorante The whole idea behind ‘30 Days of Local Wine’ has been, to explore our culinary rich province, and share stories of the various… 

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Bringing back 30 days of local wine

Last year’s 30 days of local wine started with an initiative. A challenge to drink only Ontario wines for 30 days. We took the challenge (WCO), and documented the process in a month long feature. We played on the initiative, exposing the culture of local food and wine in Ontario. The result was a highly… 

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Preserving Time

This has been an amazing (and some would say alarming) growing season so far. There’s corn by the roadsides and we’ve already eaten our fill of strawberries, cherries, blueberries. Right now I’m enjoying several baskets a week of some of the best peaches I’ve ever had. That I wait all year for local fruite may… 

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Wild Blueberry Fest Stuff

This past Sunday, Evergreen Brick Works hosted a Wild Blueberry festival sponsored by the Wild Blueberry Association of North America. An abundance of blueberry-themed treats were served, and there was a pie Bake-off which I helped judge…

Heirloom Tomato Tasting

    Imagine spending your lunch break on the roof of your office building surrounded by dozens of heritage and heirloom tomato plants.  The tenants at 124 Merton Street in mid-town Toronto are living this dream.

Conscious Food Festival 2010

www.consciousfoodfestival.ca   Torontonians seems to be increasingly interested in eating local and supporting agriculture, and so it was only a matter of time before someone took advantage of this newfound passion and threw a party around it.  Last weekend, Fort York played host to the Conscious Food Festival, organized by a team who also brought… 

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Wine Wednesday – Malivoire Gamay 2008

Wine Wednesday – Malivoire Wine Gamay 2008$17.95, LCBO Vintages 591313 or from winery at www.malivoire.com Not a weekend goes by without someone asking me for a great barbecue wine recommendation. While red meat isn’t my area of expertise, there’s a lot to be said about pairing wines with food off the grill. At most such… 

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