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Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival

Ontario Garlic: The Story from Farm to Festival

The taste of Ontario garlic is as rich and varied as its history. Used mainly for medicinal purposes in the nineteenth century, people turned up their noses at the aromatic bulb as it became associated with new immigrants. The once acceptable ingredient became undesirable in church and school–kids who smelled of garlic were sent home. […]

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Ontario’s Celebration Zone

Ontario’s Celebration Zone

Join us at the Tasting and Pairing Sessions at Ontario’s Celebration Zone at Harbourfront Centre when we’ll be giving away garlic inspired samples on Monday August 3, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Location: 235 Queens Quay West, Ontario Square Exhibition Common, Toronto, M5J 2G8.

Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Brewery joins the Toronto Garlic Festival this year!

Green Lentils with Bacon and Tarragon

Green Lentils with Bacon and Tarragon

By Chef Michael Smith This is one of my favourite side dishes because bacon and lentils are perfect together. The rich meatiness of bacon easily complements the earthy hearty flavours of lentils. Try making this dish once and it will instantly become one of your favourites too! Makes 4 – 6 servings 8 slices of […]

Green Monster Smoothie

Green Monster Smoothie

By Richard Garbig, Ontario garlic lover I picked up the recipe for the “Green Monster” from my chiropractor and every other morning I blend the following ingredients for my own version. The consistency is less than a milkshake and more than water – drink with a straw! Avoid using high sugar fruits and dried fruits. […]

Pickled Garlic

Pickled Garlic

By Executive Chef Emerie Brine, Bernardin Toss this pickled garlic into Italian spaghetti sauce, serve it in sandwiches, use as an antipasto or as a garnish for salads. This is a tasty way to add the goodness of garlic to your diet. Makes about 5 x 250 ml jars. 12 large heads garlic, about 1 […]

Garlic Sautéed Rapini

Garlic Sautéed Rapini

By Chef Andrea Tramonti of Sarafino www.sarafino.com Makes 4 servings This delicious side dish is not only healthy and extremely easy to make but is also in season with Ontario garlic! Also known as broccoli rabe, rapini is one of the most popular greens in Italian cooking. This dark green vegetable contains vitamins A,B,C,K, calcium, […]

Cassel Brewery

Cassel Brewery

They say everything happens for a reason, it’s what Norm LaPalme calls synchronicity or you can call it destiny. Back in june 2009 Norm and his wife Mylène bought a house in the town of Casselman. The house has railroad tracks running at the back. When he started his brewery he asked graphic artist Michel […]

Muskoka Brewery

Muskoka Brewery

Nestled in the heart of Muskoka, Muskoka Brewery handcrafts premium beers as unique and refreshing as the region they’re from. Founders Gary McMullen and Kirk Evans kicked the doors of Muskoka Brewery open in June of 1996. What started as a very small and dedicated team has quickly grown to a passionate band of craft […]

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