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Benefits of Yoga

 

Developed in India by the Indus-Sarasvati civilization in Northern India, yoga is a spiritual practice that has been evolving for over 5000 years.  Practicing yoga postures is a great way to get yourself in shape both for your body, mind and spirit. Yoga will increase your flexibility while improving your muscle strength and tone. Yoga also improves energy and vitality and maintains a balanced metabolism.

Did you know that your yoga practice can also help you manage many health conditions and diseases such as anxiety, arthritis, asthma, depression, diabetes and headaches. Yoga creates a sense of well being and calm, and stimulates your immune system which reduces stress and tension.

Not only are you improving muscle tone, flexibility, strength and stamina, but you are also boosting your self esteem and improving your concentration and creativity. You may find yourself happier, less stressed and feeling a greater sense of balance.

There are many different styles of yoga and even though they are based on the same fundamental poses, each style of yoga has a different focus.

Hatha - Slow paced, gentle and focuses on breathing and meditation. Great for beginners who want to learn the basics of yoga.

Ashtanga - Considered a power yoga, with fast paced and intense lunges and push-ups. Great for fit people looking to maintain strength and stamina and improve ones spiritual self.

Vinyasa - Similar to Hatha with basic poses and synchronized breath movements. Emphasizing the 12 poses of the Sun Salutations with each pose being matched to breathe. Good for both new and advanced yogis seeking to strengthen their bodies.

Iyengar - Focuses on body alignment using different props like straps, blocks, blankets to strengthen the body. Standing poses are often held for longer periods of time. Great for those that want to learn  the proper alignment in each pose and those with balance issues.

Hot Yoga - Practised in a room heated between 95 – 100 degrees. Great for loosening tight muscles and sweating out toxins. Helps speed up recovery from injuries and enhances your flexibility. Great for beginners and advanced yogis and those with physical injuries.

Of course there are many other types of yoga from Kundalini to restorative yoga, and they all can improve your strength, flexibility, and balance, but it’s important for you to connect with which type of yoga is right for you. Understanding the different teaching methods and practices will help you choose the right yoga experience for you and will make your practice more rewarding and fulfilling. 

Beyond the health and fitness benefits, yoga improves your mental health. Reducing stress, improving relaxation, and leaving you with a sense of peace. Yoga is designed to strengthen your body, but it is a meditative exersise that creates a healthy balanced body and peaceful state of mind.

The holistic effects of yoga is attained when you become not only physically stronger and more flexible but also mentally stronger and more flexible. If the practice of yoga helps you to find peace, heal your body and create a better sense of wellbeing, it’s only logical that you will become more accepting of your spiritual nature. It is this realization that will give your practice more meaning, but also embodies your thoughts, actions and purpose, leading to a more meaningful and fulfilling life.

There is no age discrimination in yoga. Yoga has been proven to reduce pain levels among seniors with arthritis and teaches kids to be active, relive stress and to think positively. The benefits of yoga are endless.



Powerful Tips For Effective Presentations

Designing the right story (agenda) for your presentation is the critical key to ensuring the right message is delivered. Visually engaging presentations will help to inspire your audience, but first you must have your story. What is the one big idea that you want your audience to resonate with most? Create your headline to motivate your audience to listen, just like twitter it should be (140 characters) and make it memorable. You want to make sure your audience no matter how small or large, comes away with your main focus. 

Master your stage presence and make it look effortless. Walk the space you will be presenting on and get a clear idea of where you will stand. Start by asking your audience questions that will get them engaged and thinking about the topic’s relevance right away. Be passionate and it will come across in your presentation and most of all believe in yourself and you will be one step closer to delivering a great presentation worthy of a standing ovation. By taking your audience on a journey from start to finish and being your authentic self, (throw away your script) memorize your main points and ideas, and work on flowing between them naturally. Tell a story don’t just deliver data and remembering it’s all about the audience and what they want to hear you will ensure your presentation runs smoothly. Which reminds me of a point, get to know your audience, the presentation isn’t about you, you need to know your audience in order to deliver the story they want to hear and making sure they learn what they want to know.

Encourage the use of videos; pre, during and post presentations are always a great way to capture the attention of your audience, by keeping them engaged visually. Once you have your story you can also use powerpoint, keynote or other software to create engagement. Remember if your slide presentation can stand alone and people can just read them and not have attend your presentation, then you have too much information. Using humour, when and where appropriate allows you and your audience the chance to re-focus on the information being disbursed.

Finally practise to ensure the agenda runs smoothly, especially if you are using (AV) to avoid possible issues that will detract from the overall meeting experience. Finish your presentation by briefly framing your key points and your headline that you began taking your audience on a journey with.

The Old Mill Toronto is the ideal choice for those looking for a unique property with an elegant, historical ambiance, allowing you to devote your full concentration on your agenda and achieving the results you are targeting. Your success is our passion and priority.



Christmas Festivities

Festive Celebrations at the Old Mill Toronto have been a tradition enjoyed for the past 103 years. Our glorious Christmas decorations and wood-burning fireplaces radiate a warm and festive atmosphere second to none! Executive Chef Martin Buehner and his talented culinary team have once again created a splendid Festive Lunch Buffet in the Old Mill Dining Room. What better way to share the spirit of this Christmas with your family, friends and colleagues!

FESTIVE LUNCH BUFFET

November 27th  -  December 29th

The perfect gathering for groups from 6 to 60 people.
Monday to Friday 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Monday – Friday $39.95* / Children 6 – 11 years $16.95*
Children 5 and under Free
For reservations please call 416 207-2020
Reservations Recommended

SUNDAY BRUNCH & DINNER BUFFET

November 26th  -  December 17th

A buffet extravaganza to delight the taste buds! The Old Mill Sunday Brunch and Sunday Family Dinner Buffet are experiences not to be missed. Come with family or friends. You’ll love it! 

SUNDAY BRUNCH 
10:00 a.m. / 10:30 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m.

Price: $41.95* per person / Children 6 – 11 years $19.95* 
Children 5 and under Free

SUNDAY DINNER BUFFET
5:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.

Price: $44.95* per person / Children 6 – 11 years $21.95*
Children 5 and under Free
For reservations please call 416 207-2020 
Reservations Required

CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH & DINNER BUFFET

The Christmas Eve Buffet has become a special family tradition, featuring a selection of favoured Christmas dishes. Executive Chef Martin Buehner features traditional favourites like carved Ontario Turkey with Mount Scion savoury stuffing, giblet gravy and mulled cranberry sauce, an array of seafood specialties, mosaics of domestic and international cheeses; a cornucopia of flavour abundant salads. Delicious pastas & fish dishes, baked ham, carved beef and lamb complemented by potatoes, rice pilaff, garden fresh medley of vegetables. Decadent cakes, tortes, mousses, pastries & other sweet temptations. Kids can enjoy yummy nuggets and fries. This and much, much more.

CHRISTMAS EVE BRUNCH BUFFET 
10:00 a.m. /10:30 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m.

$44.95* per person / children 6 – 11 years $23.95*
Children 5 and under Free

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER BUFFET 
5:00 p.m. / 5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.

$49.95* per person / children 6 – 11 years $23.95*
Children 5 and under Free
For reservations please call 416 207-2020
Reservations Recommended

CHRISTMAS DAY CELEBRATION

Our traditional Christmas Day Buffet is a renowned favourite for everyone.  Enjoy the historic ambience of The Old Mill Dining Room or the elegant atmosphere of the Brule Ballroom, perfect for larger family gatherings. Executive Chef Martin Buehner features traditional favourites like Carved Ontario Turkey with Mount Scion Savoury stuffing, giblet gravy and mulled cranberry sauce, an array of seafood specialties, mosaics of domestic and international cheeses; a cornucopia of flavour abundant salads. Delicious pastas & fish dishes, baked ham, carved beef and lamb complemented by potatoes, rice pilaff, garden fresh medley of vegetables. Decadent cakes, tortes, mousses, pastries & other sweet temptations. Kids can enjoy yummy nuggets and fries. This and much, much more.

CHRISTMAS DAY BRUNCH BUFFET 

Dining Room 10:00 a.m. /10:30 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m.
Brule Ballroom  12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 1:00 p.m.
Price: $52.95* per person / Children 6 – 11 years $24.95*
Children 5 and under Free
Reservations required

CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER BUFFET 

Dining Room 5:00 p.m. /  5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.
Brule Ballroom  5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. / 6:30 p.m.
Price $54.95* per person / children 6 – 11 years $26.95*
Children 5 and under Free
For reservations please call 416 207-2020
Reservations Recommended

BOXING DAY

Bring the entire family! The Old Mill offers a wonderful opportunity to relax, unwind and savour some quality time. There’s no better way to enjoy the day after Christmas. Executive Chef Martin Buehner features traditional favourites like Carved Ontario Turkey with Mount Scion Savoury stuffing, giblet gravy and mulled cranberry sauce, an array of seafood specialties, mosaics of domestic and international cheeses; a cornucopia of flavour abundant salads. Delicious pastas & fish dishes, baked ham, carved beef and lamb complemented by potatoes, rice pilaff, garden fresh medley of vegetables. Decadent cakes, tortes, mousses, pastries & other sweet temptations. Kids can enjoy yummy nuggets and fries. This and much, much more.

BOXING DAY BRUNCH
10:00 a.m. /10:30 a.m. / 11:00 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. / 1:00 p.m. / 1:30 p.m.

$44.95* per person / Children 6 – 11 years $21.95*
Children 5 and under Free

BOXING DAY DINNER
5:00 p.m. /  5:30 p.m. / 6:00 p.m. / 7:30 p.m.

$49.95* per person / Children 6 – 11 years $23.95*
Children five and under Free
For reservations please call 416 207-2020
Reservations Recommended 



Salute to the Big Bands

 

big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States during the early 1910s and dominated Jazz in the 1940s. Often associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of rhythm, brass, and woodwind instruments totalling approximately 12 to 25 musicians. Whew, glad we got that sorted out of the way.

Jazz began in New Orleans in the early 1900s. Steamboats using the Mississippi helped spread the sound of jazz as many of the New Orleans jazz bands performed as entertainment on the boats. In the 1920s, the music of jazz began developing into a big band format combining elements of ragtime, black spirituals, blues, and European music. Some of the more popular early big bands included band members that would become future jazz stars and future big bandleaders such as Coleman Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Glenn Miller, Red Allen, Roy Eldridge, Benny Carter, and John Kirby.

When the depression hit the U.S. in 1929 the entire music business suddenly failed. The decline in record sales, coupled with the closure of speakeasies and jazz clubs after the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, forced many jazz musicians to move to New York or other highly populated cities and seek work at dancing venues in large ballrooms. Swing bands played a large part in people’s lives in the late 30′s as people tried to shake off the depression by dancing and while records and radio made swing music widely available, this mediated music soon inspired fans’ the desire to experience their favourite swing live.  

Big Bands still hold a special place in the hearts of many as it is a positive and optimistic music and an inspiration during one of the more difficult periods of American History. No person living at the time was not touched in some deep way by it as it helped guide them through the Great Depression, World War II and the post-war recession.  Swing music fulfilled the yearning for a sentimental, romantic escape from the mundane and at the same time was appreciated for its excitement and even as fine art. 

Today more than fifty + years later the sounds of Big Band music can still be heard at the Old Mill Toronto. Reviving the spirit, style and sound of 1930s and ’40s era, the Old Mill Toronto presents  Big Band 40s and 50s Rock’ n ‘Roll  on November 3rd with the Toronto All-Star Big Band, the Big Band Christmas Special on November 25th with the Swing Shift Big Band and on Friday December 1st and Friday December 8th “Invitation To Dance” is calling all Ballroom dancers interested in the Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Waltz or Swing with the Bob Cary Society Orchestra.  

Remember, It Don’t Mean a Thing, If It Ain’t Got That Swing”!



Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

These sweet and zesty tacos are a satisfying meatless recipe. Grilled Sweet potato is tossed with chilli pepper and slightly sweetened with tangy pineapple salsa and all wrapped up in a warm corn tortilla. Simply delicious and filling! 

Grilled Pineapple Salsa

1 can (14oz/398ml) pineapple slices, juice drained
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
3 Tbsp (45 ml) minced red onion
2 Tbsp (30ml) chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp (2ml) minced garlic
1 Tbsp (15 ml) fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp (1ml) sea salt

Chipotle Sweet Potato Tacos

2 Lb (900g) sweet potato, cut into 3/4 inch (2cm) wide sticks (about 32 sticks)
1 Tbsp (15ml) grape seed oil or vegetable oil
1/4 tsp (1ml) sea salt
8 small (6 inch/15cm) corn tortillas
1/4 Cup (60 ml) sour cream (optional)
4 lime wedges, to garnish (optional) 

Preheat your BBQ to a medium temperature and place the pineapple on the grill. Turn the pineapple when lightly grilled, about 5 minutes each side. Let the pineapple cool slightly and than dice. In a medium bowl toss the pineapple with the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, garlic, lime juice and salt. Set aside at room temperature to allow the flavours to mix.

Gently toss the sweet potato pieces with the oil, chipotle pepper and salt. Brush the grill with oil if necessary. Place the sweet potato strips on the grill, flipping after 7 minutes or so. The sweet potato may become slightly blackened, this is ok and will add flavour. Cook for another 7 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

Heat a dry skillet. Warm each tortilla and place in a covered dish. Place 4 sweet potato sticks in each tortilla and top with approx. 2 Tbsp (30 ml) of salsa and 1 Tbsp of sour cream (if using). Garnish with lime wedges (if using). Enjoy immediately.

 

 



Turkey To Go

Thanksgiving is fast approaching and if you’re trying to plan a big family feast but don’t want to do the cooking yourself, leave the cooking to us this year, and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving Feast in the comfort of your home.

Enjoy a traditional home-made “Turkey Dinner To Go” family meal. All ready to re-heat and serve and you get to take the credit!

Complete Meal Includes:

15 lb Whole Fresh Turkey
Cranberry Chutney
Mount Scion Savory Bread Stuffing
Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes
Maple Nutmeg Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Turkey Gravy
Roasted Root Vegetables
Green Beans with Almonds & Shallots
Kale Salad with Sun Dried Cranberries and Mandarin Oranges
Assorted Dinner Rolls
Pumpkin Pie 

Price $355 + hst Serves 8 – 10 people     $530 + hst Serves 12 – 14 people

Enjoy your Thanksgiving at home this year with out all the fuss. Pre-order your Thanksgiving feast today 416-207-2020.

*  Pick up times between 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
*  Available from Saturday October 7th – Monday October 9th.
*  Cancellation notice required 72 hours in advance 
*  Orders must be placed by Wednesday October 4th 



September Entertainment At Its Best!

As the popularity of the Old Mill grew, Robert Home Smith began the first of many additions to the Old Mill building. The print room was built in 1919 and was one of the few places of the time that offered the enjoyment of dinner and dancing in an elegant atmosphere. Thus began the live music tradition at the Old Mill.  Today, over 103 years later, the tradition has been kept alive. The Old Mill Toronto restaurant transports you back in time to the age of glamour and decadence with its intimate, historically sophisticated ambiance, accentuated with live musical entertainment.  The menu often reflects the changing of the seasons and we are always happy to accommodate your special requests in advance.

Event Date: Saturday September 9, 2017

Experience the Groove Night Dance Party Celebration, the only Dance Party Celebration in Toronto where Dining and Dancing is available in a hip vintage social setting.  Master DJ, spins the greatest hits, spanning decades of music, covering a mix of your favourite Disco, Motown, and Top 40 dance party music.

 
Event Date: Wednesday September 13, 2017
Event Location: Home Smith Bar

Discover the smouldering afro-cuban beats, live from The Home Smith Bar at the Old Mill Toronto. The Latin Train Trio with Greg Noguera on percussion, Carla Gonzales Cassanova on vocals and Nelson Maragoto on guitar will raise your temperature with some hot latin fever. 

Event Date: Saturday September 16th, 2017

Dance, dance, dance… all night long. Who can resist the greatest hits and dance floor anthems of the 70s! Dust off your dancing shoes and join us for an evening of dining and dancing in the historical charm of the Old Mill Toronto with DISCO FEVER. Whether you are revisiting your era or enjoying it for the first time, you won’t be immune to Disco Fever, the Disco party that keeps you dancing!

This tribute show features the greatest hits from the Bee Gees, Donna Summer, Abba, Diana Ross, KC and The Sunshine, Kool and The Gang, Gloria Gaynor and more. Non-stop disco beats and the sensual vocal performances unlike any other in the history of music; all dressed up with vintage costumes and retro dance moves.

 

Event Date: September 23, 2017 

Join us as we experience An Evening in Vegas. Distinguished guests will experience the glitz and glam of the historic Old Mill Toronto. This performance will take you back to the golden days of entertainment, featuring a fantastic tribute to Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, an evening like no other and a night not to be missed.

The memory of these fabulous performers lives on through this Las Vegas style show and their interpretation is so lifelike, that one has to really look twice to make sure one is not dreaming.  

Event Date: September 30, 2017

Dine and dance with the best tribute to Sir Elton John that you will ever experience, in the historical charm of the Old Mill Toronto. 

Dance the evening away and share a special night with the ever popular Elton Rohn Band as they take you down the Yellow Brick Road performing as Elton John.

 



How to Have a “Green” Wedding

After you say “I Do” make eco-friendly decisions an integral part of your planning that support environmental sustainability, such as using recycled wedding or reception items to booking an eco-friendly venue.

WEDDING VENUE

Choosing the right wedding venue to celebrate with family and friends can be a big decision. One of the best ways to save on energy is to get married outside, where the sun provides the best natural lighting. The Old Mill Toronto features a beautiful picturesque Wedding Garden against a backdrop of lush tall trees.

If you prefer an indoor location there are ways to make it green. Hosting your ceremony & reception in the same place, will save time on planning and will result in spending less on gas and other transportation costs, which results in less fuel emissions.  Book a wedding venue with lots of windows and schedule an afternoon wedding, you can leave the lights off. You should also consider the venues recycle policies and energy consumption. 

DECOR & MATERIALS

Being green is really about reducing, reusing and recycling. Decorating with items you can re-use from the ceremony to the reception, will save money and waste less.  

Branches: Used in their natural form, branches make the perfect Ceremony or Reception table decor. Hanging colored ornaments from the branches is a elegant decor touch and your guests can take them home afterwards as keepsakes.  

Leaves, Rocks & Acorns:  Scatter them on the middle of your tables to add a splash of color and texture and save on overlays and runners and the soap and water that would go into washing them afterwards.

Candles: Soy and Beeswax are definitely the eco-friendly way to go. Avoid candles made with petroleum by-products along with lead based wicks. Candlelight isn’t only romantic, it’s energy efficient too.

Many of these ideas, can not only be found in your own backyard but they aid in preserving our earth, and save you money . If your looking for ideas and inspiration that will bring your eco-friendly wedding decor to life, check out the 105 best eco-friendly wedding images on Pinterest

STATIONARY

Use Plantable Paper Products from invitations to favour tags, this paper will add a rustic look to your special day and afterwards, this paper can be planted to eventually turn into compost. Paper can even be embedded with seeds, so the paper turns into flowers, plants or herbs when planted. Millions of trees are chopped down annually to make paper products, this process is polluting our environment. Emailing invitations and creating a web-site with your wedding details including the details of the venue will reduce your carbon footprint. You can also purchase recycled paper products and vegetable-based inks.  Or choose sustainable resources, like cotton and bamboo options.

FAVOURS

Instead of another decorative dust collector, opt to donate that money to charities that support the environment; greatergood.org, WWF and the David Suzuki organization are a good place to start. Create a decorative sign letting your guests know you’ve made a donation to a meaningful cause in lieu of favours. If you like the idea of giving your guests a gift, bamboo coasters and frames are a nice idea and gentle to the earth. Plantable favours like potted saplings, herbs or succulents are a great eco-friendly gift. Potted plants/flowers (annuals) make great centre-pieces and can later be planted in your guest’s gardens to enjoy year after year.

ATTIRE  

Consider sustainable fabrics like Hemp, Wool, Organic Cotton, Soy Silk and Bamboo all materials that can be used in your attire. Check out vintage clothing shops or consignment boutiques and re-use a wedding gown or rent brides maids dresses.

The Old Mill Toronto has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies & practices. We participate with the Green Key Eco-Rating program which is a rating system designed to recognize hotels for improving their environmental performance.

 



Intraceutical Oxygen Facial

It’s called an oxygen facial – a non-surgical, no-botox method that plumps up and firms the skin, reduces or removes wrinkles and makes your skin glow.

What do Madonna, Kim Kardashian, Justin Timberlake, Victoria Beckham and a ton of other stars have in common?, they are all followers of Intraceuticals oxygen facial treatments.

Intraceuticals is the only brand to offer a treatment with a serum specially formulated to be infused deep into the skin with oxygen under pressure. Intraceuticals treatments are immediate, and you can see the effects within 24 hours of the treatment. The effects are also cumulative so their is lasting long-term benefits.

The intraceutical oxygen-infusion process begins with a thorough cleansing. Then a combination of hyaluronic acid is applied along with a vitamin combination of A, E, C, green tea and Aloe Vera – nothing abrasive or harsh.

There is an oxygen massage that follows – tiny puffs of pure oxygen help the creams get deep into several layers of the skin so the results are longer-lasting.

View this video for evidence

Three treatments are available:

Rejuvenate: To hydrate, lift and tighten. The pressurized oxygen stimulates the absorption of Rejuvenate serum and naturally improves moisture levels of the skin while vitamins and antioxidants protect and defend. The combination of lightweight Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamins A, C and E and green tea instantly smooth the skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, restoring volume and firming. The treatment promotes the production of natural collagen and elastin. 

Opulence:To brighten, balance and smooth. The Opulence treatment helps reduce hyper-pigmentation and lightens blemishes, scars and blemishes. Katy Perry, who has long battled with acne, swears by this treatment.  

Atoxelene: To clear, refine and calm. Atoxelene is a replacement to injections. Say farewell to fine lines around the eyes and lips. 

It takes about an hour and is available at the Old Mill Spa in Toronto. In addition, there is a skincare collection of Intraceuticals Rejuvenate + Boosters that come complementary and prolong the effects of the oxygen treatment.

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Fresh Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato & Corn Salad

When markets brim with the red, yellow and pink hues of cherry, beefsteak and heirloom tomatoes, here’s how to welcome them back into your kitchen.

Ingredients

2 cups mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes, halved
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup fresh corn kernels, (1 large cob)
1/2 cup fresh basil, torn

 

GNOCCHI

1 egg
1 cup smooth ricotta
3/4 cup finely grated parmesan, plus more for garnish
2 garlic cloves, grated
3 tbsp chopped chives
3 tbsp chopped basil
1 tsp lemon zest
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 

Instructions

  • STIR tomatoes, oil, lemon juice and ¼ tsp salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • GNOCCHI: Beat egg in another large bowl, then stir in ricotta, parmesan, garlic, herbs, lemon zest, 3/4 tsp salt and pepper until combined. Stir in flour until just combined. Divide dough into 4 portions. Roll each portion into 9-in.-long logs, then cut each into 10 pieces.
  • BRING a large pot of salted water to a boil. Reduce heat to medium for a gentle boil. Line a baking sheet with a kitchen towel. Cook gnocchi in 2 batches until floating and cooked through, about 3 min. Remove with a slotted spoon, onto prepared sheet.
  • HEAT oil in an extra-large frying pan over medium-high. Cook gnocchi in 2 batches, flipping once, until golden, about 1 min per side. Transfer to a platter and keep warm.
  • REDUCE heat to medium. Add corn and cook for 1 min. Add tomato mixture and cook until warm, about 2 min. Stir in fresh basil and add to gnocchi. Serve with more parmesan.

 

Kitchen Tip: We like a smooth, dry ricotta for velvety, light gnocchi. If needed, drain ricotta on a paper towel to absorb any excess water. If smooth ricotta is unavailable, press traditional ricotta through a fine-mesh sieve with the back of a spoon.

Kitchen Tip: For tender, pillowy texture, go light on the flour. Add gradually, using only as much as needed until the dough just comes together. This will prevent gluten formation.

This menu was found on Chatelaine.com and was so delicious we had to share!