Foodie Heaven at Tasting in the Glens!

This past Saturday we took part in the Tasting in the Glens event. This foodie’s heaven tasting took place at the fairgrounds in Maxville, Ontario.

We had a blast talking to everyone who came to our table to taste our gourmet jellies and jams. We sampled the Fig and Current jelly, Rubies and Diamonds Hot Pepper Jelly, Japanese Plum Jam and the ever popular Blueberry Ice Wine Jam. We did also make our own rounds to sample some great local cuisine and sip on some very tasty wines.

Roxane Robertson, Manager of the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation, told us there attendance was up from last year (she was all smiles)! We must give a big shout-out to Roxane and her team for organizing such a wonderful event.

Can’t wait till next year!

And yes, BIG thanks to my lovely assistant Nancy for all her help. Love ya!

Love and Maxville…

Love Love Food to participate in 3rd annual Tasting in the Glens

Join Love Love Food at the 3rd annual Tasting in the Glens on September 8th, 2012

Love Love Food will one of the food related vendors at the 3rd edition of Tasting in the Glens. This very well attended event for wine, beer and food enthusiasts will be held at the Metcalfe Centre (Fairgrounds) in Maxville, Ontario on September 8th, 2012 from 2pm to 7pm.

Love Love Food will be offering samples of many of our jellies and jams (and new ones too). Expect some delicious foodie surprises at this not to be missed event.

This event will bring together Ontario VQA wineries, microwbreweries, restaurants and caterers to offer guests a taste of their delights – this is a fundraiser in support of Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Tickets will be $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Advance tickets are ONLY available at the Alexandria and Maxville Scotiabank locations.

This year, the Glengarry Memorial Hospital Foundation is very pleased to be featuring:
RENATA CLINGEN, AWARD WINNING MIXOLOGIST

Renata will be creating her award winning beverages for all to enjoy – Renata currently resides and works in Toronto.

Don’t forget to buy your tickets early and see you on the 8th.

Love and Glengarry…

Matt Dunigan: The Grill Master is coming to Cornwall

Get ready for some BBQ and Sports knowhow folks, Matt Dunigan, CFL Hall of Fame inductee and host of Road Grill on The Food Network will be in Cornwall on May 9 and 10, 2012.

Matt Dunnigan shares his love of the flame broiled as he and his team travel to find the best summer celebrations (related to one of our favorite foodie sports: BBQing!) His take on this culinary art is: simple, tasty and Oh so good! (and he does it in front of a live audience). We really like his motto “Have flame, will travel!”

The recipes featured on his show are just amazing! Stuff like: Smoked Shrimp BLTs, Hearty Beet and Fennel Salad and Smoked Rack of Pork with Black Cherry Sauce just to name a few.

About Mr. Grill Master: Matt Dunigan (born December 6, 1960 in Lakewood, Ohio) is a former quarterback, coach, and executive in the Canadian Football League who is currently a CFL sportscaster for sports television channel TSN. In 2006, on a dare from his family, Dunigan auditioned for the position as host of a barbecue TV series Road Grill, which premiered in 2008 with him as host. He has also became a cookbook author, using recipes based on the show.

In 2008 Matt released a cookbook: Road Grill Road Grill features barbecue recipes with a hip, fun twist. With more than 85 recipes, this easy-to-follow cookbook helps simplify the barbecue so you can wow your guests with delicious festive grilled meals. Chapters include Beef, Pork, Poultry, Lamb, Fish and Shellfish, Vegetables and Desserts. Author: Chris Knight, Matt Dunigan

Matt will be the guest speaker at two Cornwall events next week:

49th Cornwall Lions Sports Awards Banquet
Wednesday May 9, 2012 – 7pm  – 10pm
Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre
1515 Vincent Massey Dr., Cornwall ON K6H 5R6
Tickets for this evening or entertainment, awards & prime rib dinner are only $60
Tickets available at
Gordon Jewellers
13 Second W Cornwall, ON K6J 1G3
(613) 932-8714

Team Cornwall AGM
Thursday, May 10, 2012 – 7:30am until 9:15am
Ramada Hotel & Conference Centre
805 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall, ON K6J 4P3
Tickets are $10 each.
You can reserve your ticket by sending an email or calling Julie Donkers at the Economic Development office. jdonkers@cornwall.ca or by phone at 613-933-0074.
For more information on the AGM, please visit the Facebook event page or …

Bark & Compost Day – Cornwall, Ontario

7th Annual Bark & Compost Day Taking Place Saturday, May 12th


Residents will have a chance to get their lawn and garden in order while supporting the community at the same time.

The Cornwall & District Horticultural Society (CDHS) and the City of Cornwall will be hosting the 7th annual Bark & Compost Day at the City Landfill Site on Saturday, May 12th, from 9 am to 1 pm. The event takes place rain or shine.

“The City is pleased to be partnering once again with the Cornwall & District Horticultural Society,” said Mayor Bob Kilger. “This event benefits the entire community by raising funds for various beautification projects in the City.”

During the event, wood mulch and compost will be sold pre-bagged or by the scoop. With the environment in mind, residents are encouraged to recycle their bags from last year or bring their blue boxes or other containers for filling on-the-spot by CDHS volunteers. Bags (or containers) of wood mulch and compost will be sold for $3 each. Residents who buy 10 will get one free! One dollar from the sale of each bag/container of compost will be donated to Habitat for Humanity Seaway Valley to assist with their outdoor landscaping efforts.

Residents can also buy wood mulch and compost by the scoop – $25 for the first scoop and $15 for each additional scoop. Two scoops will fill an average pick-up truck.

The wood mulch is excellent for moisture retention and weed control when applied generously to flowerbeds and around newly planted trees and shrubs. It also helps maintain an even ground temperature so plant roots don’t bake under the hot summer sun. This means that plants will thrive with less effort and watering.

The compost is a rich organic matter important for healthy soil. Residents’ leaf and yard waste is collected at the curbside and then composted at the Landfill site. Eighteen months later, the compost is ready to use. A chemical analysis is conducted to ensure it is safe for public use, and users will be required to sign a waiver as mandated by the Ministry of the Environment. When worked into a garden, the compost will help produce prolific plants and at the same time improve soil structure. It also doubles as an excellent natural lawn fertilizer.

“Both of these materials are produced at the Landfill site from waste collected at the curbside,” said