News From The Cold Cellar

A Road Trip To Celebrate Canadian Cuisine
May 2

On July 1 we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday – do you have plans to celebrate? How does a road trip sound? Well that is exactly the premise behind a brand new cookbook called FEAST – Recipes and Stories From A Canadian Road Trip by Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller (Penguin Random House 2017). In 2013, […]

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Simple One-Bowl Sushi
July 29

Sushi making is really an art and one that we have the utmost respect for, so we were so excited when cookbook author Nettie Cronish visited Relish a few weeks ago and showed us a delicious twist on these masterful creations. In her new vegetarian cookbook Nourish – Whole Food Recipes Featuring Seeds, Nuts and […]

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Seeking A Little Italian Fall Comfort
November 14

We always love it when we have special visitors to Relish and this week we are looking forward to a return visit from Chef Antonio Bedini – who arrives in Waterloo this Thursday from his home in Pesaro Italy along the Adriatic coast.   Chef Bedini made his first visit to Relish last year as […]

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Rhubarb Stalk Talk
May 21

Rhubarb is one of those misunderstood vegetables. Yes, that’s correct, it is indeed a vegetable even though it’s often treated as a fruit and incorporated into sweet desserts. While the tart fuchsia stalks practically beg to be diced and chopped into desserts like pies and tarts, they stand up remarkably well in savoury dishes due […]

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Sharing A Good Read And The Dishes Inspired By Them
March 11

We love to read – not just cookbooks, but books about food, life, family, travel and eating well. Last April we launched our “Cooking The Books” book club in partnership with Words Worth Books in uptown Waterloo. Members sign up for a three-month series that requires reading one book a month. On the second Tuesday […]

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The Comfort of Smoked Paprika
January 9

This is the time of year when I begin approaching the winter blues. It’s gray outside for days on end, the snow is all muddy and slushed from tire grit, and it seems that spring is an eternity away. With these oncoming sentiments, I also find myself needing the nourishment and love of some comfort […]

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The Vegetarians Complete Quinoa Cookbook – $29.95
September 29

Quinoa is rapidly becoming one of our more popular superfoods. As a natural source of nutrients and with a high protein content, this versatile plant can be used in place of almost any grain, in any meal of the day—the perfect food for vegetarians. The Vegetarian’s Complete Quinoa Cookbook is the only book you need to […]

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A Most Delicious Read
September 10

Last summer, I was given a most “delicious” little read called  “A Homemade Life – Stories and Recipes From My Kitchen Table”  by Molly Wizenberg.  Molly is a freelance food writer from Seattle and creator of the award-winning blog “Orangette”.  Now I have to admit, I was not a big follower of blogs (never enough […]

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