One of summer’s greatest pleasures, and something we grow so well in Ontario (and in our backyards), is fresh tomatoes. Here’s a recipe for Jamie Kennedy’s delicious tomato salad.
For the Dressing:
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp/15 ml fresh lemon juice
1 tsp/5 ml white wine vinegar
1 tsp/5 ml Dijon mustard
2 tbsp/30 ml fresh basil leaves
5 tbsp/75 ml sunflower oil
2 tbsp/30 ml 35% whipping cream
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Toronto transformed into Hollywood this past September as hundreds of celebrities filled the streets of the largest city in Canada during the 35th annual movie movement Toronto International Film Festival. For 10 star-studded days, Yorkville, King Street West and the downtown core of Toronto exploded with action as enthusiastic crowds gathered around the legendary actors and filmmakers that revealed their latest projects.
At sundown, A-list celebrities scoured the city’s hot spots to celebrate their films and mingle with fans. The Roosevelt Room Supper Club was a staple stop for famous film stars like Edward Norton, Robert De Niro, Hayden Christensen, David Schwimmer, Milla Jovovich and a bevy of others who were seen socializing at the sophisticated site.
To kick off the 10 days of TIFF, web portal citylifeTV Read more
We’ve all had meals out that have involved upset stomachs, empty pockets or disappointing service. The unfortunate experience makes you wish you had just scrubbed your hands, sharpened your knives, threw on a floral apron and prepared the meal yourself! Turn to these reliable restaurants, which have garnered positive reviews all across the city. Read more
Ontario farmers have been leading the charge for decades on the positive benefits of choosing organically grown fruit, vegetables, poultry, fish and beef. Despite mountains of evidence supporting the benefits of going organic, it is still a tough sell for some people, and something that is rife with misconceptions and myths.
One of the better-known champions of supporting local farmers and organics is famous chef Jamie Kennedy (Jamie Kennedy Restaurant, Jamie Kennedy Wine Bar). Everyone knows that restaurants are notorious for going under in three to five years if they don’t give patrons a serious reason to keep coming back. Well, Kennedy put his reputation and his business where his mouth was. In 1989, Kennedy went organic and has not looked back since. Read more