Stratford For All Seasons: Theatre & Arts

Theatre & SArtsISBN 978-198951-706-2

Stratford For All Seasons: Secrets & Surprises

Secrets & Surprises

ISBN 978-198951-709-3

Our 10th Cookbook

ISBN 978-177050-297-0


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We are happy wanderers whose goal is to guide you in your next travel and culinary adventure.

We have stood at the Arctic Circle, walked ghost towns in New Mexico, chilled our drinks with 10,000-year-old iceberg bits in Newfoundland and Labrador, walked on ancient lava beds in Hawaii, judged at the World Food Championships, and eaten our way around the Gulf of Mexico.

By sharing meals, stimulating conversation, and good wine with farmers, fishers, vintners, and chefs, we discover the bounty and beauty of their diverse corners of the world.

We tell our stories in our culinary-travelogue cookbooks, our regular column in RV Lifestyle Magazine, and freelance articles and blogs in publications across North America.

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Party Cancelled, Books Available Online April 7

Our Stratford For All Seasons: Theatre & Arts and Stratford For All Seasons: Secrets & Surprises are the first two books of a Stratford For All Seasons series. Our book launch party scheduled for April 6, 2020, at the Red Lion Room in Stratford, Ontario, has...

A Canadian Community Celebrates Black History

On one of our tours of the Buxton National Historic Site & Museum in North Buxton, near Chatham, Ontario, we were encouraged to ring the Buxton Liberty Bell located at the front entrance. The loud metallic clang-clang rang out across the farm fields and down the...

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...

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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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