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Pop-Up Photo Art Tells A Hotel Story

Pop-up photo art created by Lesley Walker Fitzpatrick  tells a hotel story. Her photos honour the history and heritage of the Dominion House Bar & Grill. The public house was built in Stratford, Ontario, in 1865. Lesley took her 280 photographs in the last week of...

What To Expect Along Stratford’s Christmas Trail

The Stratford, Ontario, Christmas Trail runs from early November until five days before Christmas. It is a fun opportunity to combine holiday shopping with the discovery of the uniqueness of Stratford’s merchants. After picking up the brochure, map, and vouchers at...

The Bacon and Ale Trail in Stratford

The Bacon and Ale Trail in Stratford, Ontario, is a year-round adventure filled with bacon and ale-inspired experiences at food outlets, gift shops, breweries and pubs. Pork producers are high among the agricultural successes in Stratford’s surrounding Perth County...

Stratford Chefs School’s Long Table Dinner 2019

The Stratford Chefs School's Long Table Dinner held in September is their annual, signature, fundraising event. 2019 marks the School’s thirty-sixth year. The dinner was held at Revival House, formerly known as the Church Restaurant. The Church was one of Stratford...

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Pistachio Crabapple Brussels Sprouts

PISTACHIO CRABAPPLE BRUSSELS SPROUTS (Makes 2 to 3 servings)   16                                            Brussels Sprouts, washed and trimmed 1 tablespoon (15 ml)               canola oil 1 tablespoon (15 ml)               balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup (80...

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP (Makes 8 to 10 servings)   1                                              extra-large butternut squash 2                                              apples 3                                              large carrots...

Cheese, Crabapple, Almond Tarts

CHEESE, CRABAPPLE, ALMOND TARTS (Makes 12 servings)   12                                            mini tart shells 1/4 cup (60 ml)                        almond slices 1/4 cup (60 ml)                        shredded cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons (30...

Amuse-Bouche Avocado Toast

  AMUSE-BOUCHE AVOCADO TOAST (Makes 2 to 3 servings)   3 slices                               thickly-sliced rustic multi-grain bread 1                                        avocado 1 teaspoon (5 ml)              freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon...

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