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The Metro Homegrown Tour

Windsor!

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Missed the Windsor Homegrown Tour?

See the highlights here.

Our JUNO-Nominated Guest

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Terra Lightfoot loves touring and performing live. She has brought her passion, talent and energy to venues around the world, often alongside big names like Emmylou Harris, Gordon Lightfoot and Ron Sexsmith. Her sophomore album, Every Time My Mind Runs Wild, has been making waves since its 2015 release. Don’t take your eyes off this Ontario rocker: She’s on her way to superstardom!

The Sound of Windsor

With a variety of legendary live music venues big and small, plus the University of Windsor’s School of Music, Windsor’s local music scene is thriving, to say the least!

As the evening went on, local performer Brendan Schott Friel took to the Homegrown stage and delighted guests with a set of classic Canadian favourites.

The clincher? JUNO-nominated rocker Terra Lightfoot joined him on stage for a truly unforgettable Canadian musical experience that reflected the heart and soul of Windsor.


Canadian Agriculture in Windsor

Like many major Canadian cities, Windsor’s history is deeply rooted in its agriculture.

Nearly 50 years before the British established the town of Sandwich (it would be renamed East Windsor in 1929), Windsor was the site of a French agricultural settlement. The city’s current street system is a result of agricultural land division, where farms were long, narrow and positioned to face the river. To this day, many north-south streets bear the name of families that farmed that land at one time.

Farming continues to thrive in the area and Hylander Farms is a shining example. You’ve probably had the opportunity to enjoy the farm’s corn-finished Angus beef as well as its delicious veal. It’s a fact: Homegrown flavours always taste better.

Fresh Windsor Flavour

Metro prides itself on supporting local growers from across Ontario while delivering the highest-quality produce directly to consumers.

In fact, many of the products you’ll find on the shelves at your Metro grocery store are sourced from local producers in Windsor.

It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

The Sound of Windsor

With a variety of legendary live music venues big and small, as well as the University of Windsor’s School of Music, Windsor’s local music scene is thriving. To honour the city’s commitment to its local roots, Metro is working with Coalition Music’s Incubator Project to select local incubator artists such as Brendan Schott Friel, who will take the stage to perform a set of classic Canadian covers as the evening goes on. And—surprise!—a CCMA-nominated artist will join him on stage for a truly unforgettable Canadian musical experience.

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Celebrity Chef Mike Ward

Metro is thrilled to present Mike Ward as culinary curator of the Homegrown Tour. Not only has he been cooking professionally since he was 17 years old but he is also an award-winning television director, producer, and media personality.

You may recognize him from prestigious culinary events including the Visa Dining series and Taste of Toronto and now, he’s lending his talent to create Canadian-inspired menus for every stop on the Homegrown Tour. Don’t miss your chance to taste his one of a kind creations!

Look out, Windsor! The Metro Homegrown Food & Music Tour is rolling into town and this time, we’re celebrating Canada’s agriculture and local farmers. August 11th will be an unforgettable night of farm-to-table bites and local music that you won’t want to miss and I can’t wait to experience it all with you!

~ Chef Mike Ward

Celebrity Chef Mike Ward

 

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.

Watermelon and Charred Corn Summer Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/4
    Watermelon, sliced into ½ inch pieces (let watermelon reach room temp before serving)
  • 1
    Ear of corn

  • 75 g
    Feta, thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)
    Fresh parsley

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)
    Fresh basil
  •  
    Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 Tbsp.
    (60 mL)
    Olive oil

Preparation

In a dry fry pan over medium/high heat sear corn until kernels are charred.

Remove kernels and set aside.

In a food processor blend parsley, basil, lemon zest, and olive oil into a pureed/pesto like mixture.

Add a pinch of salt and fresh pepper and set aside.

On a platter lay out the watermelon, topped with feta cheese.

Drizzle over basil/parsley mixture and lightly season with salt and pepper.

Garnish with your favourite micro-greens 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.

Cornmeal Salmon with Quick Tartare

Ingredients

  • 2x4-6 onces
    (2x113-170 g)
    Skinless salmon filets
  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)
    Corn meal

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)
    Smoked paprika

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 ml)
    Mayonnaise

  • 2 Tbsp.
    (30 mL)
    Greek yoghurt

  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)
    Capers
  • 1
    Small pickle (or cornichon)
  • 1 tsp.
    (5 mL)
    Fresh dill
  •  
    Zest of 1/2 lemon

Preparation

In a food processor, or with an immersion blender, whizz all ingredients except salmon, cornmeal and smoked paprika.

Don’t over process the mixture; you’re after a tartar sauce texture.

Check seasoning and set aside.

In a small bowl add cornmeal, smoked paprika, ¼ teaspoon of salt and a little cracked pepper.

Pat salmon filets with a paper towel to remove excess moisture, then add to cornmeal mixture, coat evenly on all sides.

In a small fry pan over medium heat add a good ¼ to ½ inch of vegetable oil (or preferred frying oil).

As oil begins to smoke add salmon filets.

Cook for 3 to 4 mins per side (for medium) or until cornmeal becomes slightly browned.

Remove and place on paper towel.

Serve with tartar sauce, a slice of lemon and a small side salad.

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

Farm-to-table casual

Evoke the laid-back vibe of an al fresco barnyard dinner by adorning your table with elements borrowed from a bucolic setting, including wheat bouquets tied with burlap and twine, native varieties of white blooms and casual textiles in a neutral palette.

Low-key elegance

Low-key elegance

Because burlap tablecloths and upcycled can vases can read a little too rural, you’ll want to up the chic factor with a few elevated details. Our favourite idea for instant chic? Dress up your table with as many white pillar candles as you can get your hands on. Vary the sizes but house them in matching clear glass hurricane lamps for a uniform, sophisticated look. Simply stunning!

Parting gift

Parting gift

Don’t let your guests leave empty handed! For a gourmet treat that nods to Ontario’s glorious cornfields, prepare popping kernels in cute takeaway bags tied with twine and a sprig of baby’s breath. Display them in a wooden crate so friends can grab one on their way out… and think of your Homegrown feast on their next movie night.