Holidays

Chocolate Orange Tart with Candied Oranges

This rich and velvety Chocolate Orange Tart with Candied Oranges is an impressive dessert to serve during the holiday season. This recipe was inspired by the famous Terry’s Chocolate Orange that makes an appearance this time of year. This homemade Chocolate Orange Tart with Candied Oranges recipe has all of the same chocolate and orange flavours, but is so much more festive in this elegant homemade tart. 

Christmas Table Talk

There is no season quite so enticing as Christmas with the allure of festive indoor gatherings and cozy meals around the table. This is the season of candles and mini lights, greenery and pinecones, glitter and gold—, but don’t limit your imagination to traditional expectations of colour and style. Reinvent your table in the way it best reflects your affection for the holiday season, offering your guests a visual feast that matches the food you serve.

It’s beginning to taste a lot like Christmas!

Smell and taste are the two senses most strongly linked to memory, so it’s no wonder that holiday baking is so evocative of the Christmas season.  The aroma of gingerbread cookies, spiced nuts, warm rum cakes, chocolate, peppermint, and almonds—, or whatever your preferred treat might be— will be sure to conjure sweet memories as you bake and eat your way through the holidays!  So whether you dig up those classic recipes that grandma used to make, or forge ahead and try something new, most of us would agree that certain special magic emanates from our kitchens at Christmas.

Nuts about The Nutcracker

Celebrating the joy of Christmas, The Nutcracker ballet is a visually stunning blend of music and dance, magic, and colour. Traditionally performed throughout the world by professional and amateur ballet companies alike, the beauty and charm of this holiday event is beloved by all ages.  While this year’s live performance of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet has been cancelled once again due to the pandemic, there are definitely ways to still enjoy this holiday classic.