Archive for October 2018

Fried Green Tomatoes (aka Winter Caprese Salad)

If you have a bunch of these at the end of the summer…             Then turn them into this with this proven, basic recipe that I call a Winter Caprese Salad. It was one of the appetizers used at the President’s Address at the end of the summer in “New…

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Milanese Chicken Thighs in Red Wine Sauce

This recipe comes from the book, “Great Women Chefs”, by Julie Stillman, published over a decade ago (Turner Publishing Inc.) and features America’s top female chefs of the time. This one is from Teresa Rovito, who at the time had just opened “Le Streghe” in New York (1994), to honor recipes of her Italian youth.…

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Monthly property tours a great introduction to a market

Each month, Venture Investment Properties holds a house tour in one of our investor cities. On Sept 28th, we were in Hamilton. The group is getting larger each time and is a great way for newcomers and veteran investors alike to introduce themselves to the marketplace without any pressure from agents, etc. Often you find…

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What next in Canadian Housing?

Following the small increase in national home sales revealed by CREA Monday, the association has updated its forecast for the housing market. Although acknowledging the strong economic and demographic fundamentals which support the housing market in most of the country, the forecast highlights the policy headwinds that are creating barriers for homebuyers. more

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Opportunities in London, Ontario

Through an associate in the London, Ontario market we can now offer some great investment opportunities in Student Housing. We have been doing it in Hamilton for the past 15 years and London has always been the only other location we would consider, mostly due to municipal rules and regulations. Here is a list of…

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A modern approach to a traditional dish

Pierogi has been around for centuries. A staple of Eastern European countries initially, they have been taken up by the French, the Italians, American immigrants, and now modern chefs. Inspired by dishes created at the Loaded Pierogi in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, this dish is a fusion of Italian, Slovak, and American tastes. My wife…

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