Five deliciously affordable wines with an expensive taste

You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good glass of wine. But sometimes, spending a few extra bucks on a bottle is smart shopping. Here are five wines that hover around the $ 20 mark, but drink like $ 40 bottles. 2017 Zuccardi Serie A Torrontés, IP Salta, Argentina (Vintages 389262 $ 16.95 in stores and online) This recently More...

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By SLPundit On Thursday, June 14th, 2018
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Line your pockets with tasty, all-dressed pizza filling

All-Dressed Pizza Pockets Dough 1 1/4 cups (310 mL) warm water 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil 1 tbsp (15 mL) honey 2-3/4 cups (415 g) unbleached all-purpose flour 2 tsp instant dry yeast 1/2 tsp salt Sauce 1 cup More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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Ricardo’s hearty kale and chicken salad

Kale Salad with Chicken and Figs 1 lb (450 g) skinless, boneless chicken breast, diced 1/4 cup (60 mL) olive oil 3 green onions, chopped 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, crushed 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 cup (100 More...

By SLPundit On Wednesday, June 13th, 2018
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Thrill of the Grill fundraiser this weekend

Danforth’s Thrill of the Grill takes place June 16 with co-hosts Lynn Crawford and HGTV’s Sebastian Clovis. Participating restaurants include Allen’s (roast lamb on brioche), Factory Girl (barbecued More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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This Father’s Day, treat dad to barbecued pulled pork burgers that practically cook themselves

Nothing says Happy Father’s Day like a classic burger. This year, I suggest skipping the usual ground beef to go for something a little more special: pulled pork. Bonus: You can make this your easiest dinner More...

By SLPundit On Tuesday, June 12th, 2018
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Rediscover the possibilities of the pineapple this summer

By Cynthia DavidSpecial to The Star Tues., June 12, 2018 Let’s start at the top. When choosing a fresh pineapple, no amount of leaf-tugging or counter-sitting will make it riper or sweeter. That’s More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Are There Crushed Bugs in Your Negroni? Here’s How to Tell

By Jason TesauroBloomberg Mon., June 11, 2018 That vibrant red color in your Negroni? It may be from crushed-up bugs. We’d have mentioned this earlier in Negroni Week, but it’s rather like when More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Ricardo’s veggie pâté sandwiches with a crunch

Crunchy Vegetables and Veggie Pâté Sandwiches 1/4 English cucumber, thinly sliced 4 radishes, thinly sliced 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 8 slices country or loaf bread 1/3 cup (75 mL) mayonnaise Veggie More...

By SLPundit On Monday, June 11th, 2018
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Startup makes simple helmet sensors that could detect concussions without electronics

Jessie Garcia’s fortitude is a subject of occasional, exasperated observation by her Grandma Hortensia. “Tu eres muy tozuda!” the elder Garcia tells her granddaughter in Spanish. “You are More...

By SLPundit On Sunday, June 10th, 2018
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Add Ricardo’s mini carrot meatballs to your next sauce

By RicardoSpecial to the Star Sun., June 10, 2018 Mini Carrot Meatballs Ricardo’s mini carrot meatballs are easy to make.  (Ricardo) 1 slice whole wheat bread, crust removed and cut into More...