Aug 11 2014

Just How Safe Are Canada's Food Allergen Warnings?

A look at the effectiveness of food allergy labels

by: Gav Martell

For approximately 7% of Canadians, food allergies are no laughing matter. Those with food allergies have immune systems that mistakenly react to proteins in certain foods. Reactions can range from minor skin irritations, to gastro-intestinal issues,  respiratory or cardiovascular problems, and even death. Health Canada has implemented strict rules when it comes to labelling packaged foods with allergen warnings.

Aug 5 2014

You Can Make The Original 1964 Buffalo Wings Recipe

Celebrate The 50th Anniversary Of The Buffalo Wing!

by: Gav Martell

Canadians have always had a soft spot for Buffalo, NY. If cities could be adopted, Canada would have made Buffalo a member of the family long ago. We love to shop and watch football games there, and occasionally poke fun at the number of snow storms they get hit with. Another favourite is the famed Buffalo chicken wing! This year, celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Buffalo Wingit’s a saucy one.
Jul 13 2014

Potato Gnocchi with Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ragu

A garden-fresh pasta dish your family will love

by: Gav Martell

The summer months bring so much fresh local produce at the grocery store. Backyard gardens are ripening with fresh vegetables and herbs. This tasty ragu recipe uses wholesome ingredients you can be proud to serve to your family. Pillowy soft gnocchi that your kids will love and a filling and flavourful sauce they'll devour.

Second helpings please!



The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

By day, Gav is VP at a software company. Otherwise he is busy cooking up a storm, exploring culinary travels, drinking craft beer, training for half-marathons, playing endless amounts of hockey, and being a dad to three awesome taste-testers — not necessarily in that order.


You can find Gav on his food blogGrill Interruptedwhere he takes a break from the busy to jot down some recipes. He is always on the lookout for new foods to experiment with and new ways to get the kids helping out behind the counter.

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