LCBO Food & Drink Holiday 2020


Some like it hot Sweet and peppery nuts sync up with bold, caramel IPAs and aged cheddar in this spicy trio. Honey-Roasted Curried Nuts Our archive recipe (at is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy and it’s easy to incorporate different types of nuts like wal- nuts, hazelnuts and peanuts. Southern Ontario’s sandy soil and mild climate are suited to peanut farming and Kernal Peanuts Ltd. in Norfolk County ( has been growing Valencia peanuts since 1982. They’re available online and in their shop. Lindsay Bandaged Goat Cheddar, Mariposa Dairy, Lindsay, Ont. This beloved cheddar has rich umami notes, crunchy crystals and a dense creamy centre. Its aged flavours are heightened by the sweet and spicy nut mix. 3 Rocks ( LCBO 132258, 473 mL, $3.75) strikes a classic balance between caramel malt and citrus with bright orange and grapefruit peel notes. This IPA’s restrained bitterness allows the curry flavours of the nuts to bloom. Amsterdam Boneshaker This iconic made-in-Toronto IPA ( LCBO 351429, 473 mL, $3.45) first burst onto the scene in 2010 to major fanfare, culminating in a gold medal in the IPA category at the 2014 Canadian Brewing Awards & Conference. Boneshaker’s pineapple notes add a bold fruitiness to the cheese, while its big bitterness turns up the nut mix’s cayenne heat. Second Wedge Brewing 3 Rocks IPA Made in Uxbridge, Ont.,

Boarding up

BY Crystal & Tara Luxmore | Photography by james tse

Three’s not a crowd when cheese and nuts and drinks—all locally sourced—meet up. Perfect to have on hand for impromptu get‑togethers, or for snacking over the holidays.



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