Tag Archives: Charcuterie

How To Create A Delicious Vegan Cheese Board

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I love creating epic cheese platters.

So when my friend Jenni suggested we host a baby shower (see my fave gift ideas) for our friend Lindsay (who is vegan), I offered to do all the food. Now I’ve never catered a vegan party before – but I love eating healthy and am definitely interested in cooking more vegan meals.

So a vegan cheese platter? It’s not as intimidating as you think. Luckily, Lindsay sent me a list of her favourite cheeses that I easily paired with fruit and crackers. Here’s what I suggest for your own vegan cheese platter: (more…)

A Holiday Charcuterie Meat + Cheese Platter

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The holidays are finally here!

After an epic kick-off with Thanksgiving weekend, I’m finally getting into the Christmas spirit. We bought a HUGE tree yesterday that we are going to spend tonight decorating.

Our Canadian friends including Ms. Megan Joy joined us for an expat Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday night and I created this Holiday Charcuterie Meat + Cheese Platter as an appetizer while Paul and I finished cooking.

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I love doing something fast and easy like this, where I can put it out ahead of time and guests can help themselves. It’s great for grazing with some wine or over a couple cocktails. (more…)

DIY: Meat and Cheese Platter

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Hosting a BBQ or picnic? I like to keep things simple and unfussy, which is why a DIY Meat and Cheese Platter or Charcuterie is my go-to for easy entertaining.

All you need:

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1) Cheese – I like 2-3 different varieties and textures like a Brie, a cheddar, Havarti and maybe a Swiss. Those are general crowd-pleasers if you’re hosting a big group.

For the more adventurous, try a strong blue cheese, smoked Gouda or Oka. Cut the blocks into pretty triangles and arrange the slices in a line for your one-of-a-kind meat and cheese platter. (more…)

Salt Tasting Room – Vancouver

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By: Mark Sutherland

Vancouverites always look forward to seeing what culinary delights are on offer during Dine Out Vancouver, Canada’s largest food and drink festival. For 17 days every January, hundreds of restaurants throughout the city will be dishing up unlimited ways to enjoy the flavours of the Vancouver.

Tucked away on Blood Alley in Gastown, Salt Tasting Room emits a warm feeling from the welcoming staff and exposed brick walls – which makes it a great escape from the winter weather. Salt is a dining experience for those who enjoy, or are just simply curious about, pairing their food and drink. It also tends to be a place you might go after dinner for nibbles with your drinks. With their tempting selection of artisanal cheeses, small-batch cured meats, and a dynamic array of wines, beers and sherries, you’ll be drooling after a quick glance at their chalkboard listing all their current offerings.

Here comes the hard part – assembling your own tasting plate ($16)! The knowledgeable staff at Salt are happy to take that burden off your hands. Alternatively, visiting Salt during Dine Out narrows down your choices and turns the experience into a 3-course evening ($28). (more…)