I Belong Right Here in North Bay – Video

Yesterday, the City of North Bay released a new promotional video entitled "I Belong Right Here in North Bay". The video was posted on YouTube but does not have a lot of information about it. Regardless, it is a great video that highlights some of the attractions and local business opportunities in North Bay. It has a catchy tune and great layout! Here's the video for your viewing pleasure:    

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Venison Wellington Recipe, a deer hunting season favourite

Venison Wellington. Glam up your venison recipes. Fall has arrived and deer season for bow hunters has been open for a little while. I was given a beautiful venison loin the other day and decided to try making Venison Wellington, something a bit different than my usual venison stroganoff or loin steak & wild mushrooms. Whether you are an avid hunter or the fortunate recipient of venison, you'll love this twist on the traditional wellington made with beef. Harvested deer is one of the best organic meats you can find. What a better way to ensure hormone and antibiotic ...

Bacon Wrapped Figs & Dates

Bacon Wrapped Figs & Dates I had the pleasure of catering a wonderful outdoor wedding this past weekend. Northern Ontario has some of the most amazing scenery for a fall wedding. We're surrounded with so many species of trees that the colours are boundless and plentiful. From oranges to brilliant reds to the more subdued yellows we are blessed to live in a country where nature lends to the perfect back drop for a wedding. One of the inclusions to dinner was a mixture of Bacon Wrapped Dates & Figs. I chose to have a couple of different cheeses as well. Using ...

Coconut Curry Pumpkin Soup

Today, I made my test batch of this heart warming soup for a wedding that is coming up this weekend. Alice and Kelly chose this soup to go along with lamb and turkey as their proteins.  I'm so very excited to share this soup not only with the guests at the wedding but also with our followers. Pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes but by far the best to cook with are the smaller, vibrant orange ones called "Pie Pumpkins". The pie pumpkin is much smaller than the traditional Jack-O-Lantern and has a denser flesh which makes it perfect for roasting, stewing or ...

Christmas Party Catering

North Bay Christmas Catering
Yes, I said it! It's time to start thinking about your Christmas party already. With the North Bay weather hitting a lovely 25C over the last weekend in September, it's hard to think that Christmas is just around the corner. When planning or booking a Christmas party event, it's never too early to book your venue and caterer. At Savoir Faire we are have started to get Christmas party bookings. Don't be left in the dark without a great caterer for your special Christmas party. Whether or not you are looking to book catering for your in-office Christmas party, or ...

Spicy Italian Pickled Beans

A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to pick beautiful beans in a good friend's garden. I wanted to surprise her with some pickled beans as I know she loves the ones that many restaurants are now serving in Caesars. While picking the beans I helped myself to a little bit of basil and a couple of picante peppers. I had found a number of recipes for spicy beans but I wanted to come up with a recipe to honour her bountiful garden all the while trying to maintain a lower sodium recipe. If you like a little heat, garlic and basil - these beans are perfect for your ...

Chocolate Pecan Praline Bars

These little bars were an absolute hit at Christmas last year. Having said that, any time is a good time for CHOCOLATE. I usually make multiple batches of squares and put them into the freezer. They normally don't last too long as they are just as good straight from the freezer as they are on the plate. Ingredients cups All Purpose Flour ¼ cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup powdered sugar 3/4 cup cold butter 1 (14 oz.) can Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted* 1 (8 oz.) package Skorr bits ¾ ...

Blueberry, Kale and Quinoa Salad

SUPER FOODS PACKING A HEALTHY PUNCH Super Foods Galore in this salad.  Recently, I tried this salad combo out on some family and friends. My beautiful Sister In Law, Danielle, particularly enjoyed it and stated

August is Harvest Season

Bountiful Harvest. One of my favourite times of the year is harvest season. Northern Ontario produces some of the most flavourful produce. I'm not sure if it's because of the short growing season or the love that goes into the cultivation of our produce but I do know that we're very fortunate to live in an area that is so abundant. In the coming weeks, tomatoes will be overflowing many farmer's market stands and subsequently finding their way into many kitchens. Whether making sauces, salads or eating them like an apple, the tomato is a healthy fruit that has so much ...

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