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The Metro Homegrown Tour

Thunder Bay !

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Missed the Thunder Bay Homegrown Tour?

See the highlights here.

Our JUNO award-winning guest

Storytelling singer-songwriter William Prince is a member of the Peguis First Nation who grew up sleeping under DJ tables at community halls. Music is in his blood, and winning the Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the 2017 JUNO Awards for Earthly Days is just icing on the cake in a career filled with accolades and awards.

The Sound of Thunder Bay

As the largest metropolitan city in Northwest Ontario, Thunder Bay is bursting with local bands and an original music flavour. To select top local artists to perform for guests, Metro worked with Coalition’s Incubator Project.

The Homegrown event featured none other than Thunder Bay’s very own Jean-Paul de Roover, a solo artist described as a sonic architect. His one-man band combined folk, rock, electronica and a cappella for a final product as unique as he is.

And surprise! Jean-Paul was joined on stage by JUNO award-winning artist William Prince for a performance guests will not soon forget!


Celebrating Thunder Bay’s Natural Resources

Natural beauty and abundant resources are the norm in Thunder Bay—so where better to celebrate homegrown flavours than in Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park? Home of the second-highest waterfall in Ontario, this picturesque park spans over 5 kilometres and features some of Canada’s oldest fossils. In fact, some date back an astonishing 1.6 billion years!

Kakabeka Falls is also a popular camping spot for families across Ontario. That’s why it’s such a great setting for a picnic party! On August 17th, Metro will host an event to remember right on the grounds of this local landmark—one that pairs unsurpassed natural beauty and some of our nation’s most treasured resources.

Join us as Metro’s Homegrown Tour makes a stop in Thunder Bay to pay tribute to the amazing food, people and natural setting that make this scenic part of Canada so unique.

Fresh Thunder Bay Flavour

Metro prides itself on supporting local growers while delivering the highest-quality produce directly to consumers. In fact, many of the products you’ll find on the shelves at your local Metro grocery store travelled a very short distance to land there.

In Thunder Bay, that means delicious local mushrooms from Campbellville’s Monaghan Mushrooms.

It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

The Sound of Thunder Bay

With an abundance of unique venues, festivals and artists, Thunder Bay’s music scene is thriving. Metro has teamed up with Coalition’s Incubator Project to select top local artists who will perform their own hits—as well as Canadian favourites—for guests as they arrive at the event.

Metro has also invited a very special local artist to perform at the Homegrown event: Thunder Bay’s very own Jean-Paul de Roover, a solo artist described as a sonic architect.

Along with his folk, rock and a cappella sound, Jean-Paul will be joined on stage by—surprise!—a JUNO-nominated artist for a truly unforgettable experience.

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Host an International Affair of Your Own

Couldn’t make it to the party? Create your own multicultural-inspired fete at home with a worldly playlist and festive accents.

Chicken Wontons with Honey Soy

Ingredients

  • 500 g
    Chicken breast or skinless thighs, rough sliced into 1 inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  •  
    Stalk lemon grass, rough chopped 3 inch (7.5 cm)

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)
    Ginger, peeled and rough chopped

  • 1
    Garlic clove

  • 2
    Green onion stalks, rough chopped
  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)
    Sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)
    Rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp.
    (5 ml)
    Salt
  •  
    Fresh-cracked pepper
  • 20
    Wonton wrapper squares 3-inch (7.5 cm)
  •  
    Egg wash: 1 egg yolk and a splash of water
  • 1/3 cup
    (80 ml)
    Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)
    Honey

Preparation

Pre heat oven to 400°F (204°C).

In a food processor add all ingredients except wonton wrappers, egg wash, soy and honey.

Pulse 10 to 20 times or until all ingredients are combined and mixture is smooth but sill retains some texture.

You’re not looking for a puree, more a thick paste.

Layout wonton wrappers and brush edges with egg wash.

Add around 1 Tbsp. (15 mL) of chicken mixture to each wrapper.

Bring opposing points together and press, then lift remaining 2 points and secure.

Rustic is fun, and because we’re baking them they wont fall apart if they’re not perfectly secured (like they would in a deep fryer).

Place wontons on foil lined baking tray, bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until wrappers begin to turn lightly golden.

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Metro Richelieu inc. , its affiliated companies and affiliates are not responsible for any circumstance that should come up when using the suggested recipes. Each person using this site must check that each of the ingredients is allowed in his/her diet and is not part of his/her restricted foods.

Wild Mushroom Tarte Tatin

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)
    Butter and olive oil, divided
  • 2
    Onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)
    Sugar

  • 2 cups
    (473 mL)
    Roughly chopped wild Mushrooms mix

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)
    Finely chopped Thyme, plus extra for garnish

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)
    Finely chopped Basil, plus extra for garnish
  • 1
    Square puff pastry, thawed and cut into a 10'' round

Preparation

Heat oven to 400F.

Melt butter and olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onions, sugar and a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. Cook onions, stirring often, until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Add mushrooms, thyme and basil to pan and cook, stirring often, until mushrooms are golden brown and tender, about 10 more minutes.

Line the bottom of an 8” round baking tin with parchment paper. Scrape the mushroom mixture into the pan. Top with puff pastry, tucking edges into pan. Place in the oven and bake until pastry is golden brown, about 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Invert onto a plate. Garnish with extra herbs.

Source : Metro

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Metro Richelieu inc. , its affiliated companies and affiliates are not responsible for any circumstance that should come up when using the suggested recipes. Each person using this site must check that each of the ingredients is allowed in his/her diet and is not part of his/her restricted foods.

Caprese Salad with Maple

Ingredients

  • 500 g
    Mixed tomatoes, randomly sliced
  • 200 g
    Bocconcini, randomly sliced

  • 1/2
    Small red onion, very thinly sliced

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)
    Losely packed basil leaves

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)
    Walnuts

  • 1
    Small garlic clove or 1/2 large garlic clove
  •  
    Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)
    Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 ml)
    Maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 1/4 ml)
    Sel
  • 2 tsp.
    (10 mL)
    Balsamic vinegar

Preparation

In a food processor blend basil, walnuts, garlic, lemon zest, olive oil, maple syrup and salt until a pesto consistency is achieved. Set aside.

On a large serving platter place tomatoes, onion and Bocconcini, spoon over basil mixture (I find this recipe makes more basil mixture than required for this but dress to your own taste).

Drip over balsamic vinegar.

Finish with fresh cracked pepper and a good quality flaked finishing salt (Maldon or Kosher).

Legal Notice

Metro Richelieu inc. , its affiliated companies and affiliates are not responsible for any circumstance that should come up when using the suggested recipes. Each person using this site must check that each of the ingredients is allowed in his/her diet and is not part of his/her restricted foods.

Fruit Salad and Sweet Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1
    Plum, thinly sliced
  • 1
    Nectarine (or peach), thinly sliced

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)
    Grapes

  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)
    Strawberries, halved and quartered

  • 1/2 cup
    (125 mL)
    Fresh blueberries

  •  
    Pesto
  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 ml)
    Mint leaves
  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 ml)
    Pistachios
  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)
    Maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp.
    (1 1/4 mL)
    Cinnamon

Preparation

In a food processor pulse mint, pistachios, maple syrup and cinnamon until a pesto like consistency is achieved. Set aside.

Lay out fruit on a serving platter, drizzle over pesto mixture (amount to your desire).

Add a few more drops of maple syrup if desired.

Legal Notice

Metro Richelieu inc. , its affiliated companies and affiliates are not responsible for any circumstance that should come up when using the suggested recipes. Each person using this site must check that each of the ingredients is allowed in his/her diet and is not part of his/her restricted foods.

Easy Decor Inspiration

Three zero-fuss ideas to make your table picture-perfect.

Farm-to-table casual

Go natural

Find inspiration all around you in the bounty that nature has to offer. Evergreen branches, twigs and driftwood—even bunches of fresh herbs wrapped in twine—all make eye-catching centerpieces for your table, whether you dine indoors or out. Wildflowers in mini-vases add a splash of colour and a delightful scent.

Low-key elegance

Let there be light

Hang string lights in the dining room, from patio rafters or on stakes across the lawn to add a soft, romantic touch. Or capture the mood with candles. Go for tea lights floating in delicate cups, candles and greenery in Mason jars or a mix of candle-lit lanterns, bright flowers and woody spices like cinnamon sticks presented on a thin slice of tree trunk.

Parting gift

Glamp it up

Think canvas is just for camping? Think again! Glamp up your table with canvas tablecloths, runners, placemats and napkins. No need to break the bank, either. Head to the hardware store for a drop cloth, then cut and paint to suit your setting. Create stripes in nature-inspired colours, stamp on flowers and leaves or simply leave white to reflect the twinkle of lights.