Canada is turning 148 tomorrow and we should celebrate our Native land! Â Whether you are heading out to one of the parades or events across the city (Mel Lastman Square,Â Harbour Front Centre,Â Ribfest @ Centennial Park,Â Queen’s Park) or simply planning to stay nearby home – these delicious, easy and ready-to-serve picnic style snacks will come in handy when the hunger starts to set in.
Nothing speaks more Canadian than peameal! Â A peameal bacon sandwich will last in the cooler bag for your outing. Â Go to your local butcher and order some sliced peameal. Â Pile it on to of a fresh Kaiser with assorted mustards (prepared, dijon, grainy). Â Delish!
A salad is a must-have in the cooler bag BUT instead of your traditional potato salad (which can weigh the bag down) or a green salad (which can get wilty in the head) the perfect traveling salad is our Quinoa and lentil salad, crisp celery, dried cranberries, lemon herb dressing. Â The celery adds the crunch and the cranberries add the punch!
Cheese! Â Adding a mini selection of cheeses to any bag is always a plus in our books. Canadian dairy farmers have created countless choices for us, from soft or semi-soft, to firm, to blue, to hard – we have it all. Â Go into your local grocer and head over to the gourmet cheeses, pick up an Oka, Gouda, Goat and Benedictin Blue, add some perserves, marmalades, almonds, french stick and crisps – viola! A meal in itself!
For dessert, keep it Canadian and hit up an ice-cream shop and order some Kawartha Dairy ice cream. Â Wishing you all a safe and Happy Canada Day!