LCBO Food & Drink Holiday 2020

Tomahawk option  If you don’t eat veal, swap in a real treat—a tomahawk steak—in our Pan-­ Roasted Veal Chops from Winter 2012. Typically weighing 3  1/2 to 4 lbs (1.59 to 1.81 kg), it’s basically a giant rib-eye on a long frenched bone. Grilled and sliced, it gives enough richly marbled, buttery meat to feed four people. Wrap and freeze the bone to use for soups or beef broth. Recipe hack  Mix 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil and 2 tbsp (30 mL) za’atar for a quick, flavourful meat rub.



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spice notes  A blend of dried thyme, oregano, mar- joram, toasted sesame seeds, sumac and salt, this Middle Eastern kitchen staple has a tangy, herbal, nutty and toasty taste. Mix it with olive oil and brush over flatbread or use it as a finishing seasoning for any savoury dip. Za’atarly Delicious  Some people use it as freely as salt and pepper, to add zing to roast potatoes or parsnips, green beans or Brussels sprouts, and to season everything from meat and seafood to scrambled eggs.

Plan B Organics This local organic farm supplements its own top-quality produce with vegetables, fruits and herbs from other farmers. Boxes are delivered year-round to your door and can also include many other organic products.

What’s in the box? Using winter greens  I sometimes turn the extra kale, spinach, arugula or fresh herbs I find in my Plan B box into a pesto. It’s great with pasta, of course, but it also makes a versatile side. Try adding some to salad dressings, soups, stews, quiches and frittatas, or to mayo for an aïoli. Extend the life of herbs  The best way to freeze fresh herbs without browning or freezer burn is to pack them into ice cube trays with olive oil. Then they’re ready when you need them for stews, roasts, soups, pasta and potato dishes or simply to start your sauté of onions and garlic.

ChocoSol Chocolate Traders You can find this fabulous stone-ground dark chocolate in Plan B boxes. My favourite flavour is Five Chili. Grate a spoonful into the rub for your veal chop or steak.



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