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Recipe: Candied Bacon

Ingredients ½ pound bacon (10 strips) ¼ cup sugar Dash ground cinnamon (optional, to taste) Pinch ground coriander (optional, to taste) Pinch ground chile powder (optional, to taste) Directions If using spices, stir them into the sugar and mix evenly. Lay the bacon in one tight layer in the heaviest, widest skillet you have, and […]

Get Your Buns in Here!

Will a new granola belt bakery win the hearts of its West End and Wolseley neighbours with a sticky bun revolution? Opening January 29 in the so called suspenders of the granola belt, (between Lipton and Banning) Jonnies Sticky Buns boasts cinnamon fresh ground daily. With a range of recipes crafted over generations (and in […]

Address Thy Haggis!

It’s January 25. Robert Burns’ day. Scots (and those of Scottish heritage) the world over will celebrate the great poet’s birthday this week by holding a Burns Supper. It’s typically an affair of much pomp and circumstance and although Burns maintained it should be a celebration of internationalism and universal brotherhood, kilts and tartan all […]

How to Boil a Bonnie Wee Haggis

Haggis. For many it conjures a profound sense of Scottish pride and the desire to trace one’s ancestory. For others, revulsion. It’s time to get over our aversions and appreciate what a unique and delicious dish it can be. The haggis of yore was indeed sheep’s stomach stuffed with a mixture of herbs, spices, onions […]

10 Bold Brews for a Burns Day Supper

Blackford 1488 Whisky Ale Matured in Tullibardine distillery’s used whiskey casks this beer presents vanilla and honey on the nose, and dried apricot and mild spice on the palate. Best drunk cold, chased well with a a dram of your favourite single malt Scotch. 7% ABV (Alcohol by Volume) $7.33 @ MLCC Innis & Gunn […]

Recipe: Plain Oven Scones

INGREDIENTS 8 oz. self-raising flour 2 oz. butter 1 teaspoon caster sugar ¼ pint buttermilk, full cream milk or soured milk Pinch of salt METHOD Preheat oven to 450°F. Grease and flour a baking sheet. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and rub in the butter. Add sufficient milk to make a moist and […]

Dine About Back for 2011

Ciao! Magazine’s perennially popular Dine About Winnipeg event is back for 2011 and the restaurants have just been announced. If you haven’t heard of Dine About Winnipeg, it’s a once a year opportunity to enjoy special menus from some of Winnipeg’s best restaurants for incredibly reasonable prices. This year’s event runs February 2 – 11 […]

Recipe: Scotch Eggs

Okay, I know, technically it’s not a Scottish dish–it’s claimed to have been invented by the British department store Fortnum & Mason in 1738. I loved these as a kid, and they’re my constant companion whenever I visit the homeland. Although they’ve never gained a following in North America, Winnipeg’s Toad in the Hole Pub […]