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Maple Syrup and Poutine

A Canadian food blog.

Updated: 2016-09-08T00:24:32.253-04:00


Food in the News


Still popular! ... Poutine at weddings - Globe and Mail (picture is from The Globe and Mail)Will microwaved water really explode? - CHOW11 things restos do to rip you off - Toronto StarThe Cheese Boutique - like heaven on earth, but in Etobicoke - Toronto StarSearing juice into meat = bullshit (now what will Food Network chefs talk about?) - CHOWYou're sure you like those California Rolls? - Eat

Canning Exchange


Once again, I stole someone else's great idea. While perusing Confessions of a Cardamom Addict one day, I came across this post. I loved the idea! Since I am a planner and like to entertain, I jumped right on it and contacted the Cooking Clubs and a few other friends to see if they would be interested in a canning exchange.There were 6 of us that ended up participating and I am totally looking

I really don't dislike vegetarians...


Taken from FailBlog

Recipe Review


Some yummy summer treats:Blackberry Cream Soda - CHOWInteresting Weiner Toppings - SlashfoodL'Opera Milkshake - David LebovitzVenison Recipes - National PostCoconut Macaroon Tart with Fruit - Seasonal Ontario Food

Menu Planning


I have always intended to plan a weekly menu for dinners around our house. I even have a folder with recipes I have ripped out of mags or printed off from websites. Darling husband and I didn't really get serious about any of this until we realised that Baby Poutine was on his way... for realsies.So far our plan goes like this:We each come up with 3 recipes that we will cook sometime over a 2

Happy Canada Day!


It greatly upsets me when non-patriotic types declare that there are no foods out there that are specifically Canadian. I believe that my list of 100 Canadian Foods to Eat would definitely suggest otherwise. On Canada Day, local blogs and papers have also taken some time to define what they believe to be their most loved Canadian delicacies.Take a look: Foodies discuss their favourite local

Food in the News - It's all about the alcohol


My tendencies toward being a bit of a lush have been stopped in their tracks by this pregnancy. How I miss a cold glass of beer on a sunny day or a nice glass of wine with dinner, gin and tonic by the pool, a litre of sangria just because - you catch my drift.Here is a round up of recipes and articles for all of you still able to imbibe:Fancy Tequila cocktails - Globe and MailItalian reds under $

Food in the News - Lets Ketchup! (so cheesy)


(Image taken from National Post on-line article) Ketchup, catsup - however you spell it - Which one tastes best? - National PostMore reasons to make your own ice cream (as if you really needed any) - CBC Food BytesOrange juice, be wary of what you buy - CBC Food Bytes and Toronto StarWe've discussed this before, just because it says "organic" doesn't mean it is "organic" - GourmetLobster, it's

Cooking Club 2


Unfortunately, we lost another member of our club. Christine moved to Toronto - hopefully to start a new cooking club there. Julie is our new addition and so far has made some great contributions. This month's theme was "Salt". I love how each theme brings with it, many different interpretations.The menu included:Danielle - Salt Baked Potatoes with Goat CheeseBasil was subbed in for the thyme,

Mother's Day Menu


One of the worst symptoms of this pregnancy is the food aversions. Normally, there aren't many things that I will not eat, or at least try. During my first few months, I was not interested in eating much at all. Not eating obviously equalled not cooking.It has only been since late April that I have jumped back on the cooking train. For Mother's Day, and my mom's birthday, we celebrated by

Serendipitous Strawberries


Cooking relaxes and makes me happy. I love being able to create something that I know will please others. When I am able to serendipitously able to come up with a recipe that is a winner - well, I am usually eager to share it with others.On Saturday morning I realised we were out of syrup. We did have the fake stuff, but only dear husband will consume that junk. I searched for ingredients to

Noteworthy Blog


A friend has begun blogging her food experiences. And in my opinion it is a very accessible and inspiring site. If you are looking for ideas for a dinner party or quick meal - the Menu Maniac is the place to go. Jordana is a former cooking club member (until she left us for higher education). We miss her but are more than happy to read about her endeavours on her new blog.

That was waaaay too long!


Well, I'm back and bearing great news. After an exhausting first trimester I am very excited to announce that BABY POUTINE is on his way! I am due in early September and dear husband and I couldn't be more thrilled.In my extended absence, things have been piling up: recipes, cooking club meetings, dinner parties...I will attempt to update you in the next few posts.

Taking a break.


I am going on hiatus for a short while. Things have just gotten a bit overwhelming in the last little bit. I promise to be back soon with more food posts than ever.See you then!

Little Italy - Erie Street, Windsor ON.


Recently the Food Network published my article about Windsor's Little Italy. It was written over a year ago, and unfortunately a few restos in that area have closed down since then. I encourage Windsorites to support local eateries and Erie Street is a great area to begin!

Funniest food blog...ever


After going through a few websites at the beginning of this year, I was led to a blog called Cake Wrecks. People described it as "hilarious" and "one of the funniest blogs they had ever read". I was quite skeptical, figuring there was no way to make cake funny. I'm not into obvious jokes, and thought this may be amusing but I wouldn't come back to read the blog again.I was wrong. I spend an hour

Holiday Cooking ... And Eating.


I am stuffed, still. The sad part about having friends and family that are awesome cooks is that they make great food. And during the holidays these amazing dishes are at their peak. Who am I to turn down good eats?Over the past two weeks my husband and I have crammed our faces full of great stuff at brunches, dinners and cocktail parties. Here are the menus:Brunch for 6Frothy Spiced

Gourmet Emporium - Windsor, ON


If you are in Windsor and are looking for a cozy place to warm up with a drink and a bite to eat, Gourmet Emporium in Olde Walkerville is a great choice. Read my article on the Food Network Canada for more details about this resto/cafe/store.

Cooking Club II - Winter Theme


The membership of our second cooking club has been revamped. Lisa and Jordana had to bail due to work and school. We were sad to see them go, but quite happy to welcome our new member Amarjot!Jillian hosted our latest meeting and the theme was Winter. It could have been squash with the number of dishes we had that included this lovely veg. Yum.Jillian - Skyy Winter Cocktail ridiculously strong,

Ugly Sweater Party


Our friends are always looking for a reason to celebrate - read: if there's a party, they will come. With winter on its way, and Mother Nature once again showing us who's boss with her blows of snow and cold, my husband and I decided that an Ugly Sweater Party would be the theme. This menu was one of the easiest ones I have ever had to prepare. I spent probably 2 hours in total in the kitchen

Canadian Blog Awards 2008 - The Results


Maple Syrup and Poutine had a great showing at the Canadian Blog Awards this year. Once again I placed 4th in the Activities Blog section. Thank you so much to all that voted. Yarn Harlot won by a landslide (She had 91% of the total votes), mind you I wasn't to far behind the 2nd and 3rd place winners (only 1% separated me from second place). Congrats to the only other food blog in the running,

Help for the Holidays


Hannukah, Christmas, Yule, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice and the coming of the New Year - December is filled with reasons to celebrate! Here are some helpful articles for entertaining.Now there is Festivus (for the rest of us) - CHOW What food can one make with the givings of a food bank? - CBC Snowmen treats for all - Hostess with the MostestSweet Potato Kugel Recipe - National PostMaple Eggnog -

The Bests...


With 2008 almost wrapped up the "best of" and "top 10" lists are aplenty. Here are some that I find quite interesting:Best Wines Under $10 - Toronto LifeTop 10 Wines for the Holidays - Toronto LifeBest Cookbooks of 2008 - EpicuriousDave Lebovitz's Cookbook & Recipe Favourites - Dave Lebovitz

Food in the News


How to make off-season tomatoes edible - CHOWWhy buying halal meat may be the most ethical choice - Toronto LifeThe European Commission does not want ugly food - National PostSome of the cutest aprons ever - EtsyFoie without the guilt - Globe and Mail What would you choose for your last meal? - Slashfood

Final Round!


Thanks to your votes, I made it to the final round in the Activities Blog section of the Canadian Blog Awards. I am so excited! There were quite a few popular blogs in the first round of this category. I am now up against another food blog, a sewing blog and a few knitting blogs. Yarn Harlot is insanely popular and took the category last year, as well as the Best Blog Award.Please vote during