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How to create a company worthy cheeseboard
How to Create a Company-Worthy Cheeseboard for the Holidays

Creating a holiday cheeseboard worthy of company doesn’t have to be complicated. Follow our simple tips to make your board shine this season. by Erin A cheeseboard is your easy street to elegant entertaining this holiday season. What could be simpler then buying all your cheeses and assembling an hour or two your company arrives?...

how to make ginger beer
How to make homemade ginger beer

Move over, bread baking. Homemade ginger beer is the DIYers new sourdough. by Heidi & Erin Whether you’re in the market for a DIY cold remedy, or simply craving a tasty science project, homemade ginger beer is as fascinating as it is delicious. Eight months into Covid and the activities are starting to run a...

pumpkin lasagna
Easy and impressive pumpkin lasagna

Wondering what to do with your left over pumpkin puree? This impressive, company-worthy pumpkin lasagna is as easy as it is delicious.  by Erin Even though I’m rating this recipe “intermediate” for chef skills, that’s only because there’s a few parts that may require some balance if making this all at once. But, if you...

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Homemade Pumpkin Spice Syrup

Sweet, spicy, and warming, this homemade pumpkin spice syrup is perfect for fall cocktails (and everything else, too!) by Erin Fall is here, Halloween is upon us, and the pumpkin parade is going strong at TWS HQ! In the attitude of, “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em,” I spent the last few weeks tinkering...

best wines for your zodiac
The Best Wine for Your Zodiac Sign

The best wine pairings for your zodiac sign is written in the stars. by Kait Fowlie Wine recommendations by The Wine Sisters It’s said that the veil is thin on Halloween night making it an ideal eve to find your perfect spirit.  Tap into your intuition to select a wine that’s different from your usual...

classic steak tartare
Classic Steak Tartare

Here’s how to make classic steak tartare at home and make it taste just as fabulous as any French bistro.  by Erin One of my favourite dishes in the world is steak tartare. Almost anytime I go out to eat, if it’s on the menu, I order it. For a while, I was thinking about...

wine shops
5 Toronto wine shops you need to know

With restaurant wine sales now permanent in Ontario, here are five wine shops in Toronto that are worth checking out. by Erin Beleaguered restaurant owners and wine enthusiasts, rejoice! The Ontario government has tiptoed into the 21st century by allowing wine sales for take-out in Ontario restaurants forever more. Since the outbreak of Covid, and...

pumpkin bechamel sauce on pasta
Creamy Pumpkin Bechamel Sauce

This flexible creamy pumpkin bechamel sauce gives an autumn flare to pasta, risotto – and even roast chicken.  by Erin Don’t let the word “bechamel” scare you. This rich sauce is actually dead easy to make, as long as you know how to stir. Adding pumpkin and fall seasonings just up the ante. Of course,...

12 Italian terms wine lovers should know
12 Italian terms wine lovers need to know

Italian wine can be confusing. But there is joy in learning. Here are 12 terms you should know.  by Erin Italy. Just the name conjures up breathtaking sun-drenched beaches, misted by salt spray from the Mediterranean waves. The rustic elegance of Tuscan farmhouses nestled between rolling, vineyard covered hills and stately Cypress trees. The chic...

easy and delicious marinated olives
Easy and delicious marinated olives

Citrus and herbs are the base for these delicious marinated olives. By Erin A cornerstone of any gathering I host is a bowl of olives. Simple, humble and beloved, these briny, savoury gems quietly prop up the other superstars of cocktail hour. Sure, people flock to the cheeseboard. They scoop up the dips. But, like...

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