Is it just me, or does the way we entertain change when the weather gets cooler?
In the summer, we can get away with having informal gatherings like barbeques or picnics. We can throw burgers on a grill, wrap sandwiches in wax paper, serve a batch of Sweet Citrus Tarts straight from our picnic cooler. But when there’s a chill in the air, suddenly none of those things seems appropriate. We move our parties indoors, and enjoy more formal events like Thanksgiving dinner.
Personally, I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen getting ready for a special dinner. I want my food to be impressive, but I don’t always want to spend hours making it. This is where dishes like this Spicy Butternut Mango Chutney Soup comes in. This dish tastes like you’ve been slaving at the stove all day, but it only takes a few minutes to prepare. My secret ingredient? McEwan’s Own Mango Chutney.
If you haven’t been to McEwan, the gourmet grocery in the Don Mills area, you are totally missing out. It’s a paradise for foodies, especially because they carry a selection of speciality and hard-to-find items. You can check out my blog post on McEwan here to see some of the products they carry.
McEwan also carries a line of products called McEwan’s Own, which are basically products that you could make at home if you had the time (and skill). These products are made with high quality ingredients, and can help you elevate your home cooking in no time.