No better way to celebrate summer than with as many made in Canada eats as possible!

Thrilled to have shared a few of my favourite: made right-here-at-home warm weather sips and snacks on CTV Morning Live Ottawa.

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Made In Canada Summer Sips 

Muskoka Brewery All Eyes On Yuzu


Ebb & Flow


Tomato & Herb Garden Pasta Salad 

DYK: Italpasta is made right here in Canada with 100% Canadian wheat! Click here to learn more.


3 cups (750 mL) Italpasta Total Penne
3 cups (750 mL) chopped fresh tomatoes
1 cup (250 mL) roughly chopped fresh mixed herbs (*mint, parsley, dill)
handful fresh basil, torn in half

2 tbsp (30 mL) quality balsamic vinegar
2 tsp (10 mL) each; liquid honey and grainy Dijon mustard
2 cloves minced garlic *or to taste*
Hefty pinch paprika, salt and pepper
Splash of quality olive oil

Garnish: shaved Reggiano and handful of pea shoots

Method: Cook pasta according to package directions. Cool completely. Toss cooked, cooled pasta with remaining salad ingredients. Whisk together dressing ingredients and toss with salad. Place salad on a large serving platter and garnish with Reggiano and pea shoots.

Black River Maple Cheddar Cheese

 A superior blend of medium-aged, fine artisan cheddar and Prince Edward County’s pure maple syrup, this deliciously tantalizing cheddar sets one’s taste buds alight. The savoury tones of the cheddar gently meld with the delicate sweetness of the maple syrup creating an almost ambrosial taste sensation – one that leaves you craving for more as it melts in your mouth. BR_MapleCheese_500x330

Charmaine is a regular guest on Rogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning LiveBreakfast Television What She Said Radio and former food writer for Running Room Magazine  ~ sharing her Char B&W
love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and running.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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