Burger Tools

I tend to believe that good food is made great with care, technique, and the best possible ingredients and that gadgets and fancy kitchen equipment can have only a very small effect.  This adage seems like it would hold even more water when it comes to a simple dish like a hamburger.

Wine Wednesday – Grange of PEC Trumpour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2007

Grange of Prince Edward County Trompour’s Mill Pinot Noir 2007$19.95 at LCBO Vintages 122283, or from winery at www.thegrangewines.com Ah, Pinot Noir, the oft-reviled “light red” that finds itself mocked perhaps as much as it celebrated. A great Pinot Noir can dance with  spice and acidity, pairing with any number of foods, but a weak… 

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Woofstock 2010

For soccer fans, this past weekend marked the beginning of World Cup. Dog owners, however, were looking forward to this weekend for a very different reason – Woofstock, North America’s largest outdoor festival for dogs. Despite chilly conditions and impending rain, a few intrepid dogs, to the delight of many, frolicked through the fountain in Berczy… 

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5th Annual Simply Divas

The spirits of divas, from Billie Holiday to Sheryl Crow to Beyoncé were summoned to perform at the Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto for the 5th annual Simply Divas affair. The event is held to support F.A.M.E., the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere. 

Wine Wednesday – Sue Ann Staff Semi-Dri Riesling 2008

Staff Estate Winery Semi-Dry Riesling 2008$16, Available from winery at www.staffwines.com If every picture tells a story, as Mick and Keith would have us believe, then a wine bottle can too, revealing the character of the wine inside in its very shape, and, of course, in its label. Labels featuring everything from cats to shoes… 

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