One of the things I love about the weather warming up is the grocery stores being stocked with fresh berries. Strawberries available in the winter are always lacking in flavour. Warmer weather always brings sweeter strawberries! Today I am re-creating Canadian Living's Strawberry Jam in my kitchen. Their version is infused with vanilla. I've never made jam before or done canning so I was a little nervous about this assignment.
Recently I had the pleasure to attend an Exclusive Gluten Free Pasta Event at George Brown College sponsored by Catelli. Back in September, Catelli had launched their Gluten Free Pasta line which included penne, fusilli and spaghetti. You can read my review here. With the success of the gluten free line, they recently added macaroni. Our host for the evening was Chef John Higgins. Chef Higgins is director of George Brown Chef School, former personal chef to the Queen Mother and a judge on Food Network's Chopped Canada.