Grilling Sweet Summer Corn

In season, there is nothing like summer corn especially Ontario grown corn cooked on the BBQ!

Most of the time we just boil some corn, smear some butter on it, season with salt & pepper and eat it off the cob. But once in a while, you might like to grill it, cut if off the cob and use it in corn salsa, relish, salads or as a side dish.

Grilling corn is easy. The trick is to not let it burn so don’t walk away from the grill once you start, at least not for too long. Here is a great way you might want to try at home.

Grilled Corn Ingredients:
• Corn on the cob
• Butter
• Salt & Pepper

Prep the Grill & Corn

You can cook the corn in the husk, but you need to soak the corn in cold water for about 30 minutes so that plenty of moisture is inside the husk, otherwise it will burn easily. It takes about 10 minutes to cook it. After it’s been cooked, you can pull the husk back (without removing it), then grill it a couple of minutes on each side, then brush with butter, salt, and pepper. It’s great grilled. And leftover grilled corn makes great salsa!

Love and Corn…

Zucchini & Chocolate Cake

Zucchini’s are now in season, and yes when these wonderful vegetables start growing in your garden, they just don’t stop.

You cook these on the BBQ with a little bit of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a dash of salt and pepper. You can also grate the zucchini and make this oh so moist cake.


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1.5 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cups lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped dark chocolate (you can use chips instead)


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9 x 13 inch pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla. Combine flour, soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the egg mixture. Fold chocolate into mixture. Pour into the pan.
  3. Bake for 60 to 75 minutes, or until done.

Love notes: you can substitute the vegetable oil for olive oil; it will give a quite nice earthy taste to this cake. As for the dark chocolate… don’t be afraid to splurge on the best one you can find. In this recipe I used Brix (it’s a wine chocolate, but works very well in cooking).

Love and Zucchini

The Barely Blue

So, I’ve never been a fan of Blue Cheese… until I discovered: Barely Blue!

This most amazing cheese is made by the folks at Glengarry Fine Cheese in Lancaster, Ontario.

This cheese is a delicately veined surface ripened blue cheese which melts in your mouth. The rind is mottled grey in colour, and the paste is supple and smooth a cheese that is lovely to eat on its own or to accompany with fruit or nuts on a cheese plate. Available in 1.5 kg wheels or wedges, packed in French paper or foil. Aged 2 month.

Gourmet Map

Planing a Gourmet Road Trip? Make sure to add this place on your map.

Glengarry Fine Cheese is located in Eastern Ontario on Cty Rd. 34, just north of the village of Lancaster, and just minutes from Hwy 401.

Hours of operation are:
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00 am – 4:30 pm

Peace and Cheese Fondue