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Posted Aug 16, 2011 in Food, Made in Canada

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Naked Grape

Need a nice, affordable wine for the summer? Look no further than Naked Grape. This Canadian company keeps its wines unoaked (hence the name), giving them a light, fruity taste that is absolutely perfect for the season. Naked Grape produces several wines, including (but definitely not limited to) a chardonnay, pinot grigio, merlot, riesling, and...

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Posted Aug 12, 2011 in Food

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ModernHostess: Icy Cool Iced Coffee

You heard it here first- I am a coffee junkie. If I don’t have a cup in the morning, let’s just say things are not pretty. In fact, it’s probably best if you don’t talk to me at all. I find it very comforting to have a nice, fresh, hot coffee right when I get out of bed… and maybe 1 or 2 more times throughout the day, depending on...

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Posted Aug 6, 2011 in Food, GREEN Berets

Make a Big ‘Ol Pot of Soup

Imagine coming home at the end of a long work (or school) day and having a home-cooked meal waiting for you in your fridge. Cook a big pot of soup and this is what the future holds for you. To make ends meet during the summer I wait tables and working evenings leaves little time to make myself dinner or lunch for that matter. To resolve this issue...

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Posted Aug 5, 2011 in Food

Spaghetti-Carbonara

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Too many cooks spoil the broth; No truer words have ever been spoken. The idea behind this is that too many cooks, with too many ideas will eventually put too much into the pot ruining the dish. Enter Spaghetti Carbonara; a dish so simple and so honest that it too has suffered the ravages of attempted culinary innovation. It’s bastardization...

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Posted Jul 29, 2011 in Food

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ModernHostess: When Life Gives You Lemons…

Frankly, I’ve never understood this expression. I mean, I get it. When you’re in a bad situation, make some proverbial lemonade and make the best of it. But what’s so bad about lemons?? Sure, maybe they taste a little sour if you bite right into one… but as an ingredient, they’re delicious, nutritious, and so versatile! Savory,...

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Posted Jul 15, 2011 in Food

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ModernHostess: Dear Salads, Step It Up!

I love salad. It may not be the most filling thing you can eat, but you certainly always feel good about eating it. It’s colourful, it’s nutritious, and I think Bart Simpson was wrong- you CAN win friends with salad. The thing I love most about salads is that there are basically no rules. You can do whatever you want! I usually start with a...

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