Metro - Oh Canada!

With the Canadian Civic Holiday weekend upon us, it’s hard not to feel patriotic. And it doesn’t get much more Canadian than BBQing all summer long, and maple syrup.

To start things off on a healthy note, Chicken Breast Marinated in Citrus Juice is done in parchment paper packages (en papillote, as the French call it) right on the barbecue, ensuring that all the flavours of citrus, fresh rosemary, tomato, onions and mushrooms get locked right in. Once you try it, no doubt it will become your go to recipe with other meat, poultry and fish.

Instead of always relegating your maple syrup to just having with pancakes and French toast, incorporate it into your weekly meals. It’s easy when you have Irresistibles Pure Maple Syrup and recipes such as Chicken Kabobs with Fruit and Maple Cream Sauce  that cooks quickly on the grill, or Irresistibles Maple-glazed Salmon that takes just 8 minutes in the oven. 

Spinach Salad with Maple Dressing, whether serving it as a summery side or main, keeps things light.

The piece de resistance comes way of dessert with Maple Fruit Ramekins made with fresh Ontario produce and of course, maple syrup.

No holiday weekend is complete until drinks have been served. Maple gives the classic mojito cocktail the ol’ Canuck touch in this Maple Mojito recipe . 

All this good food shared with friends and family? Now that’s how to celebrate a Canadian long weekend!