Cheese Chive Cornbread

Celebrate Canada Day With Light, Festive Recipes

By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Traditionally, July 1, Canada Day, is a celebratory time for young families. When my children were small, we would go to the local park to watch Canada Day fireworks with our neighbours. When the children were older, they marked the holiday at summer camp. In adulthood, my children would spend the Canada-Day … Continue reading “Celebrate Canada Day With Light, Festive Recipes”

Bold Side Dishes Make a Father’s Day BBQ Festive

By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Mother’s Day is often associated with elegant brunches – crepes, French toast, fancy omelettes and all kinds of poached egg specialities.  But Father’s Day is all about the meat. Usually, people celebrate with a barbecue of some kind because the weather tends to be warm and many Dads like to flaunt their … Continue reading “Bold Side Dishes Make a Father’s Day BBQ Festive”

Barbara Silverstein

Food Celebrities Showcase Delis, Israeli Fare at Jewish Food Fest

By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN The Great Big Jewish Food Fest, a 10-day virtual lineup of free programming celebrating Jewish cuisine, ran May 19-May 28. Jewish chefs and food personalities led a variety of cooking classes and hosted discussions on Jewish food and culinary traditions. Two of the events featured Canadian food personalities: Toronto-based writer David Sax, … Continue reading “Food Celebrities Showcase Delis, Israeli Fare at Jewish Food Fest”

Remembering Canada’s Kosher Julia Child

By BARBARA SILVERSTEIN May 29, the first day of Shavuot, would have been the 80th birthday of Norene Gilletz, Canada’s first lady of kosher cuisine. She died in Montreal this past winter after a long illness. Some people have referred to Gilletz as Canada’s kosher Julia Child or the Jewish Martha Stewart. Gilletz had a … Continue reading “Remembering Canada’s Kosher Julia Child”

Barbara Silverstein

Cheesecake Sweetens Torah Study on Shavuot

By: BARBARA SILVERSTEIN Shavuot begins on the evening of May 28. Because Jews abstain from meat on this day, a variety of dairy dishes like blintzes and cheese kugel have become the traditional holiday fare. A healthy serving of cheesecake usually caps off the festive meal. It is common for people to stay up all … Continue reading “Cheesecake Sweetens Torah Study on Shavuot”