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lemonade, ice cream and grilling… You’ll find recipes starring all your summertime favourites in this issue. From savoury takes on watermelon (page 96) and refreshing lemonade cocktails (page 76) to stunning icebox desserts (page 131) and show-stopping recipes for the BBQ (page 113), we’ve given each one a fresh twist for your seasonal entertaining. Plus we share 18 new recipes for condiments, side dishes, salads and more that are sure to become new summer essentials in “Side Shows” on page 68.
As summer goes on, there may come a time where the thought of another burger loses its appeal. That’s when “By the Sea” on page 82 and “Vegging Out” on page 33 will come in handy. Whether you’re craving a seafood feast or a hearty sandwich bursting with seasonal produce, either story is sure to satisfy. The same is true for drinks, if you grow tired of your favourite brew, consider Ontario cider (page 88) for a change. On the wine and spirit side, both “Summer Sampling” (page 123) and “Gins of Distinction” (page 41) o er suggestions for switch-ups and alternatives we think you’ll love.
Of course, at this time of year, simple pleasures can be the most rewarding—like a perfectly chilled beverage, or perfecting your house salad dressing. Let Eric Vellend and Lucy Waverman be your guides on these quests, starting on page 25 for ice and on page 164 for dressings. And for dessert? On page 59 we’ve paired store-bought and no bake goodies with products from the LCBO’s readyto-drink collection for an e ortless end to a dinner party.
We know summer may feel short this year since it got o to a late start, but the change of seasons will bring something to look forward to. Our Autumn issue is our 25th anniversary and we are working on a special collector’s edition to commemorate the occasion. It’ll be the ultimate guide to dinner parties, no matter the occasion or your expertise—full of great menus, drinks and tips. Follow @lcbo and #FoodAndDrink25 on social media to find out more and be a part of the celebration.
Have a great summer!