3 delicious summer meals that can be cooked outdoors

3 delicious summer meals that can be cooked outdoors

When it gets this hot in Toronto, we do everything we can to keep our homes cool and comfortable—and that means leaving the oven and stove top off as much as possible. Here are three delicious summer meals that can be cooked completely outdoors (and prepared indoors without heat).

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Happy Father’s Day from Olliffe

Happy Father’s Day from Olliffe

Traditional Father’s Day celebrations often include a backyard barbeque—an ideal Sunday, if you ask us. Here are a few thoughts ahead of the weekend, including some last-minute gift ideas. We hope to see you in our Yonge Street butcher shop soon.

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June reminders from Olliffe

June reminders from Olliffe

With Father’s Day coming up in less than two weeks, we’ve got steak on our minds. (Not to mention Ontario pork, fresh local produce, and all of the other delicious things we’ve got in stores and online). If you haven’t started planning your Father’s Day weekend yet, consider this your official reminder!

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Get ready for summer with Olliffe

Get ready for summer with Olliffe

Between the May long weekend, these gorgeous late spring days, the delicious Ontario produce we’ve been enjoying lately and plenty of home-cooked meals cooked on the BBQ, it’s beginning to feel a lot like summer here in Toronto. June is just days away and by this time next month, we’ll be enjoying the Canada Day long weekend. There’s a lot going on in the interim—here are a few tips and reminders to help you get ready for summer. We hope to see you in our Yonge Street butcher shop soon.

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Celebrate Victoria Day weekend with Olliffe

Celebrate Victoria Day weekend with Olliffe

The first long weekend of the season is finally here, and we’re ready to enjoy it. The current forecast has us feeling pretty optimistic (it’s calling for some clouds, but no rain) and our fingers are crossed for the kind of beautiful late spring weather that calls for a hammock, a lounger on the back patio or a well-loved Muskoka chair. After all, there’s only so much yard work a person can do!

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Happy Mother’s Day from Olliffe

Happy Mother’s Day from Olliffe

No matter what your plans are, Olliffe has everything you need for that delicious Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. Here are a few Mother’s Day notes from our team—we hope to see you in our Yonge Street butcher shop soon.

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What to look forward to in May: Mother’s Day, burger deals, the long weekend and fresh Ontario produce

What to look forward to in May: Mother’s Day, burger deals, the long weekend and fresh Ontario produce

May is a busy time of year for a lot of families, and also for the Olliffe team. There’s a lot going on at the moment, so we’ve put together a few highlights we wanted to share with our customers. If you have any questions or feedback, please reach out to us at your convenience. We’d be glad to hear from you or see you in person at our Yonge Street butcher shop.

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Featured product: Applewood smoker pellets and wood chips from Furtado Farms

Featured product: Applewood smoker pellets and wood chips from Furtado Farms

But okay, we’ll admit it—an excellent grill or smoker helps, especially when you want to add flavour and smokiness to your favourite dishes. Knowing this, Olliffe is pleased to carry applewood smoker pellets and wood chips from Furtado Farms.

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3 reasons to enjoy Ontario lamb this spring

3 reasons to enjoy Ontario lamb this spring

We talk about Ontario beef on this blog quite often because it’s something we’re passionate about—serving high quality, delicious, regenerative products that were produced by local farmers and artisans. Beef is a significant part of that, and we’re known for having some of the best steaks and roasts in the city. You’ve also heard us extol the virtues of Ontario pork and poultry, plus all of the incredible locally-sourced snacks, condiments and more we offer in our Yonge Street butcher shop. But there’s another excellent local product we haven’t talked about much lately: Ontario lamb.

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5 spring grilling essentials from Olliffe

5 spring grilling essentials from Olliffe

If you’re ready to stock up your fridge and freezer with amazing local products that are perfect for grilling, stop by our Yonge Street butcher shop. Here’s a quick shopping list to help get you started—for personalized recommendations from our butchers, please contact us or speak to our team in store. We look forward to serving you.

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Local products we love: Bayfield Provisions

Local products we love: Bayfield Provisions

Bayfield Provisions is a boutique granola bakery that started in the village of Bayfield, Ontario and now has a location in Toronto. This awesome supplier crafts high quality, deeply flavoured, small-batch granolas that are made fresh weekly using local gluten-free oats, local maple syrup, extra virgin olive oil and lots of good-for-you nuts, seeds and fruits.

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Happy Easter from Olliffe!

Happy Easter from Olliffe!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks at Olliffe as we prepared for Easter weekend, but no matter how busy it gets, we’re feeling gratitude above all else. The Olliffe and Harvest to Gather teams would like to thank you for choosing to buy local, regenerative products this holiday weekend and throughout the year.

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