Recipe: Smoked Duck Breast & Onion Bacon Jam Crostini with Gouda


I don’t know about you, but every now and then I find myself in a bit of a hostess rut on the appetizers front. What happens is this: I’ll try a couple new recipes, and if they’re an instant hit with my guests, I’ll make them again and again for subsequent dinner parties. Because this can get tired fast, I’ve been slowly expanding my recipe collection to include a range of contemporary appetizer dishes that … Continue reading

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How to Plan the Perfect Wine and Cheese Party


Guest post written by Richard Willett, Vice President of Food and Beverage at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.   The calendar might indicate that it’s December but these warmer than normal temperatures are a welcome relief from the past few nasty winters. As we migrate indoors, we spend more time hosting close friends and family, and if you’re like me, you’re searching for simple entertaining ideas. How about throwing a wine and cheese party? It’s … Continue reading

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