Slow Cooker shines with this easy cabbage soup loaded with peppery pork meatballs

Slow Cooker shines with this easy cabbage soup loaded with peppery pork meatballs

It is during these long days of winter when the slow cooker shines. Here, a simple soup of cabbage and pork is slow cooked for hours so it is ready to be served on a week night with salad and bread when the light is low, and the furnace is on.

Recipe from my slow cooker cookbook, How to Make Love and Dinner at the Same Time. 

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3 'feel good' cocktails created by mixologists at Azure with Valentine's in mind

3 'feel good' cocktails created by mixologists at Azure with Valentine's in mind

Can mixologists put you in the mood? Oh yeah. Especially if they load your glass with so-called happy ingredients such as endorphin-increasing spirits, and juices that make you feel good all over. Here are three fabulous cocktails created by the folks at Azure Restaurant and Bar at InterContinental Toronto that are sure to set you up for a super seductive Valentines. 

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How to Throw a NYE Icewine Tasting Party

How to Throw a NYE Icewine Tasting Party

A few years back I had the pleasure of penning an icewine story for Zoomer Magazine the premise of which was how to host an icewine tasting party on New Years Eve. The idea, simple and yet elegant, is fitting for any time of the year but with wineries in Canada currently in the throes of the annual harvest, the theme is perfect for holiday entertaining. It’s cool too that you can follow up your home bash by attending the Niagara Icewine Festival, which kicks off January 13th.  Drawing some 40,000 revellers a year, the event commences with a big gala at Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls and continues over the next three weekends across the Niagara region. 

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