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Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

Food Musings: Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar
Harth, Mozza and Wine Bar, 1-980 St. Anne’s Road (KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

We were checking out the newly opened Harth, Mozza & Wine Bar in the south end of the city. The dining room was so elegant, I could not believe we were in a strip mall. The best part (next to the food which was exceptional) was the story that our server told us about Tony. Tony once owned and operated his own hair salon, but sold it and retired a couple of years ago. Since he liked working so much, he is making himself useful at Harth. In fact, I would say his efforts were instrumental as he handmade all of the fresh pasta and cured all the meats served in the restaurant. He also chopped all the wood for the giant pizza oven that dominates the front of the kitchen. The day we were there for lunch, he was doing dishes. “Why?” we asked our server. “Because the dishes needed doing,” he replied. We wondered if Tony cut hair in the kitchen too.

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Brandon Meat Bandits Arrested Pushing Shopping Cart with Stolen Groceries

Brandon Meat Bandits Arrested Pushing Shopping Cart with Stolen Groceries

Brandon Police Service CrestTwo people in Brandon were arrested Sunday afternoon while pushing a shopping cart full of stolen meat.

Officers spotted the pair in the 400 block of Kirkcaldy Avenue at around 3:45 p.m. with the stolen groceries. Police say the items were taken from a business in the Corral Centre, along with a bottle of liquor.

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Peppers & Pennies: Gluten-Free Walnut Pesto Pasta

Peppers & Pennies: Gluten-Free Walnut Pesto Pasta

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Walnut Pesto Pasta

WINNIPEG, Man. — Do you have any budget-friendly food swaps? Sometimes, we love a certain dish but just can’t justify making it. I am like that with pesto. I love a good, basic, pesto that is fresh and just the right consistency. However, the main ingredient in pesto; pine nuts, are just way too expensive for an average mid-week meal. I also feel that store-bought pestos always fall short of my expectations, making my meal fall flat.

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Food Musings: Chowing Down in Duluth

Food Musings: Chowing Down in Duluth

By Kathryne Grisim (@foodmuser)

Duluth Food
(KATHRYNE GRISIM PHOTO)

WINNIPEG, Man. — There have been years when we have travelled to Europe in September/October. In the years that we have not, my husband gets itchy feet. He feels the need to get away in the fall even if it is for a long weekend. On Remembrance Day 2016, we “discovered” Duluth, Minnesota, enjoyed ourselves so much, that we decided on an encore trip this past weekend.

We were accompanied by our son-in-law (known in this space as the Frenchman) and our youngest daughter, Boo.

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Donair Cam: Halifax’s Official Food Now Live Streaming 24 Hours a Day

Donair Cam: Halifax’s Official Food Now Live Streaming 24 Hours a Day

By The Canadian Press

King of Donair
Mike MacInnis-Carr slices donair meat from the rotating spit at the King Of Donair restaurant in Halifax on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. Nova Scotia Webcams features over 70 streams across the province and recently added the vertical rotisserie. A donair is a hot sandwich made with spiced meat on a pita, a white sauce, tomatoes and onions. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan)

HALIFAX – Homesick Haligonians can now tune into around-the-clock footage of Halifax’s official food: the donair.

The “Donair Cam” is a 24-hour live stream of a seasoned log of meat spinning on a rotating spit.

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Peppers & Pennies: Easy Rice and Beans

Peppers & Pennies: Easy Rice and Beans

By Amanda Cortens (@PeppersPennies)

Easy Rice & Beans Recipe

WINNIPEG, Man — What’s your favourite go-to meal? I prefer to keep a well-stocked pantry that allows me to cook a meal without much prior planning. That means stocking up on non-perishables such as pulses, spices and canned goods when I find a good deal. A great meal to make from pantry staples is Rice and Beans. There is a reason why many cultures around the world consider this dish to be a staple! It’s budget friendly, requires no planning and provides a complete, flavourful meal in under a half hour!

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Canada’s First HIV-Positive Restaurant Opens in Toronto to Counter Stigmas

Canada’s First HIV-Positive Restaurant Opens in Toronto to Counter Stigmas

By Maija Kappler, The Canadian Press

Matt Basile
Chef Matt Basile poses for a portrait at the pop up restaurant June’s HIV+ Eatery in Toronto on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Donovan)

TORONTO – While working as a sexual health educator in Calgary several years ago, artist and activist Mikiki would often gently correct clients who said they had never met a gay person. Actually, you probably have but just didn’t know it, Mikiki would explain.

Today, living and working in Toronto, Mikiki says similar conversations happen frequently about HIV.

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Loblaw to Merge Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus Loyalty Programs in February

Loblaw to Merge Shoppers Optimum and PC Plus Loyalty Programs in February

By Aleksandra Sagan, The Canadian Press

Loblaws PC Plus - Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum
A Loblaws PC Plus and a Shoppers Drug Mart Optimum card are shown together in Toronto on Tuesday. Nov. 7. Loblaw Companies Ltd. (TSX:L) says it will merge Shoppers Optimum points and PC Plus points under the name PC Optimum starting in February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)

Customers at Shoppers Drug Mart or any of Loblaw Companies Ltd.’s grocery stores will soon use a new, unified loyalty program that replaces Optimum and PC Plus points.

Loblaw will merge the two programs starting Feb. 1, 2018 under the name PC Optimum — a long-anticipated move that comes more than three years after the grocery giant acquired the pharmacy chain and its in-house Shopper Optimum system.

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Bothwell Cheese Impresses at British Empire Cheese Show

Bothwell Cheese Impresses at British Empire Cheese Show

Bothwell Cheese Awards
Bothwell Cheese has won two awards at the 90th Annual British Empire Cheese Show in Toronto. (HANDOUT)

Manitoba’s Bothwell Cheese has added more hardware to its name, picking up two awards at the 90th Annual British Empire Cheese Show in Toronto.

The company took top spots with their two-year-old white cheddar and non-GMO project verified medium white cheddar. Bothwell also won second place with its mild cheddar and third place with its marble cheddar.

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