Entries by Sandra

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Huge Sports Village Expansion Proposal in Vaughan

Have You Heard? The New Vaughan 33-Acre Development Proposal Includes Private School & Huge Sports Complex! Back in 1999, the City of Vaughan made an agreement to have a Sports Village Complex developed on 33 acres at Rutherford Road/Melville Avenue. This plan includes the private Berkeley Academy School for 750 kids, 4 NHL-sized ice surfaces, […]

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies

This decadent fudgy chocolate brownies recipe is from “Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook.”   Whether you have the munchies or are just looking for a yummy chocolaty treat.. this brownie recipe is my favourite! Makes 16 Ingredients:  1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for pan 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 1 1/2 cups sugar […]

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Will Retail Cannabis Locations Affect the Real Estate Market in Vaughan?

As of October 17, 2018, cannabis was legalized across Canada. Each province has developed different programs in responses to that legislation. In addition to a carefully regulated online market through OCS.ca, Ontario is also allowing privately run retail locations to begin selling cannabis as early as April 1, 2019. While licenses have already been awarded by lottery through […]

Nut and Dried Fruit Granola

Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats ½ cup all purpose flour ½ cup brown sugar, packed 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger 3 tbsp vegetable oil ¼ cup orange juice 3 tbsp pure maple syrup ½ cup chopped nuts of your choice ¼ cup diced dried apricots ¼ diced dried cranberries Directions: Preheat the […]

Minestrone Milanese

I have been making this recipe for about 25 years!  And it’s a perfect hearty minestrone to have in the fall and winter months. There are a lot of veggies that go into this.  And my advice to everyone is to prep, cut, chop, mash, (you get the point, right?) all before you start to […]

Eggplant Caponata

Caponata is a dish popular in Sicily.  It is a tangy eggplant salad that I normally serve as an appetizer.  Would accompany a cheese board perfectly! Ingredients: 2 tbsp brined capers, drained ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1 – One pound eggplant, peeled and cut into ⅓  inch dice 1 medium onion, finely chopped […]

Chicken Korma

    Ingredients: 1 large red onion; ½ chopped, ½ sliced 1 1 inch piece of ginger; peeled and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic; smashed ½ teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon ground cumin Kosher Salt ¼ cup vegetable oil, plus more for brushing 1 pound ground chicken ¼ cup plain low-fat yogurt, plus more for […]

Creamy Chestnut and Bacon Soup

Chestnuts are synonymous with Christmas, whether roasted or stuffed into a holiday bird. This soup is creamy, rich and a tiny bit sweet; it can be made a day ahead and gently reheated.   Your guests will get a real treat having this soup!   Ingredients: 3 tbsp butter, divided ¼ cup finely chopped bacon […]