Virtual Medical Clinic now Open

B.C. has a critical shortage of family physicians.  The Okanagan has been hit particularly hard.

There are currently about 200,000 residents in BC looking for a family physician. There are currently no doctors accepting new patients in Kelowna at the time of writing this article.

Walk-in clinics have helped alleviate the issue of patients not having a family physician, but Walk-in clinics themselves are having an issue getting physicians.

Rutland’s Walk-in Clinic is closing.  Other walk-in clinics in Kelowna are reducing their hours.  Patients will have to travel farther to get to a walk-in clinic, and those walk-in clinics will be getting busier because of this.  Wait times have already been very long, as reported by my patients.  Two to three hour wait times were being reported, but it ended up getting worse.  Sometimes the walk-in clinics would stop taking patients well before their posted closing times.

With the news of Rutland’s only walk-in clinic closing, I was very concerned for the residents of Rutland.  There was already a large need for walk-in clinics in Rutland.  My customers have long been complaining about wait times and the lack of family physicians. I knew that something had to change, and very quickly if possible.  

I had heard of different forms of tele-medicine, and I was wondering if this would be able to help the residents of Rutland, and even alleviate the burden on the remaining walk-in clinics in Kelowna and the hospital.  The technology for this type of service has been in place for a while, but the trend of ‘virtual clinics’ seems to be getting much more popular lately.  

The ‘virtual walk-in clinic’ connects patients with a physician with video and sound through the internet.  This allows ‘real-time’ communication with a patient and a licensed physician.  These visits can help patients get refills on their medications, diagnose colds, flu and other illnesses, ordering laboratory work and referring to specialists if needed.  The physicians are licensed in BC, and bill PharmaCare for the visit.  

I’ve opened a ‘virtual walk-in clinic’ to help ensure patients can see a doctor as easily as possible. I tested the system by booking a doctor visit for myself as I had not seen a doctor for a while.  My doctor visit went well.  I had a visit with a doctor that was very thorough in her questions regarding my medications and the reason for my visit.  I received lab requisitions and prescriptions within minutes of my visit.  I was very happy with the convenience and professionalism of the visit.

After successfully testing the virtual clinic on myself, I opened the clinic to my existing customers. The customers reported that they were happy with the doctor visit and how convenient it was to see a physician.  Now that I have tested the system myself and with some of my existing customers, I am comfortable introducing this service publicly.

I set up the ‘virtual walk-in clinic’ to allow the residents of Rutland to at least talk to a doctor easily.  The pharmacy does not receive any money from these visits.  The ‘virtual walk-in clinic’ was created to help alleviate the current physician shortage.  The benefits to the pharmacy would help to introduce more residents to my pharmacy and the services that I offer here.  I would also hope that some of the prescriptions generated through these visits would be filled at my pharmacy.

Our staff will help patients create an account with an online doctor if needed.  They will help fill in the information requested and help create an appointment.  We are here to ensure that the purpose for the visit is clear and concise, and that the visit works well for both the physician and the patient.

I am happy to help introduce Rutland to telemedicine with this virtual clinic.  I am optimistic that this technology will be able to help many Rutland residents continue to be able to visit a physician without having to travel outside of Rutland.

Do We Revolt? Or Are We Revolting?

I love a good walk at this time of the year, that crazy intense heat hasn’t hit yet and there always seems to be a perfect breeze blowing in the evening. No reason not to get out and put some miles on those sneakers, check out your neighborhood, see who’s done what with their yard and gardens. It never ceases to amaze me what some people can do with a simple plot of soil. The garden’s and fences, pergolas, sheds and decks that fill the yards in Rutland are exceptional. The creativity and ingenuity of my fellow Rutlanders, always impresses.

This community is unique in many ways; we are a breed unto our own.

Much has been said of Rutland in the past and yes in the present. We don’t always get the best rap, especially by the local media but we take it in stride. We ignore the misconceptions, the stereo typing. We know who and what we are, what we’re capable of and we won’t be underestimated. Rutland has come a long way.

There have been a lot of feel good speeches made about Rutland in recent years, we’ve heard terms like “it’s Rutland’s turn”, “good things are coming to Rutland” and so on. Believing this to be true is what’s best for all of us, after all as they say if you believe it, it will happen or is it if you build it they will come? It’s a good thing we are patient as well as resilient.

Canadians are known the world over for being easy going, even complacent, some would say too much so, we Rutlanders are no exception. Which begs the question, have we taken this side of our easy going nature to the extreme, have we lost our ability to stand up and be heard, to demand what we want and need for our community, what we rightfully deserve?

The truth is, Rutland is long overdue for some major compensation for what we put into the city coffers year after year. Currently approximately one third of Kelowna residents reside in Rutland and our property tax base alone is considerable.

Despite this, our time has come and gone - over and over. Why are we still waiting for our due? Why do we get passed over for Kelowna, The Mission, and Glenmore - time and time again? More importantly, why don’t we do anything about it? Is it because we are so complacent that we just don’t care, or is that we don’t know where to start, where to turn? Are we expecting someone else to step up and take the reins on this issue? Perhaps it’s all of the above.

The folks that have lived in Rutland for decades will tell you, this is nothing new, it’s just the way it has always been. If the Mission gets a new park, Rutland gets a bench.

The new Rutland Centennial Park being constructed is no exception. We asked for artificial turf so the field would be usable for longer in the year, we asked for field lighting so teams could practice in the evening, we asked and the answer was swift and predictable - no.

Studies were done, meetings were held, the people came and saw and spoke. . Rutland resoundingly chose Option # 2 of the three presented. The community felt they had made themselves understood, this time the city was listening. Promises were made.

Fast forward and more questions arise, where are the Pickle ball courts, the Parkour Park, the additional parking spaces? Why did the multi-cultural gardens shrink to half the size of the original plan?

When Ben Lee was raising money for Ben Lee Park, one of our long time city councilors did what we are afraid to do - he stood up in council chambers and he made himself heard. He put council in their place and told them it was unacceptable that Ben Lee had to run around with his hand out to build a park for Rutland. He reminded council of numerous examples of the city working with other areas of Kelowna on parks and beautification projects and that this wouldn’t be happening if it was a park in the mission or any other area for that matter. Ben Lee was an amazing person and left us a legacy that we will never forget but the question remains, should he have had to work that hard to build a park for Rutland?

What is it about Rutland that makes us so damn easy to ignore?

The planters that have recently arrived in Rutland are a prime example of this, why does the city feel that if it’s going to Rutland it can be second rate? Why are our medians and sidewalks not landscaped like we see all over Kelowna?

So the question remains - how do we get our due?

Sexperimentation & Office Parties

Dear He Said/She Said:

I have a problem - maybe a very big problem. I’ve been married for 6 years now and we have a young son - the first 2 years were good but then my wife decided she wanted more freedom, not the kind you would expect - sexual freedom. I reluctantly agreed and we set what I thought were strict parameters. She did not hold up her end of the bargain. I admit I enjoyed this at first as well and was surprisingly turned on by the thought of her having sex with other men. We even had a threesome with another man and it was incredible! I won’t go into the details but he was everything I am not and clearly we were both very into him. I don’t want this life anymore and I now feel that she has multiple partners and is living an entire life outside of our marriage. I’m disgusted with her inability to act like a married woman!

Disgusted & Confused

HE SAID

OK, let me get this straight…. Your wife wanted an open marriage and you agreed with it? To make it even better, you started to participate and liked it? But now the thought of it disgusts you? 

You, my friend, have some deep seated issues that need to be resolved. No matter what you call your alternative lifestyle, it’s just a plain old open marriage, or swinging. Men and women have been trying it for countless generations and very few are able to live this lifestyle without problems. Those few who do survive swinging truly trust each other, have a deep understanding and communication, and are somehow able to share their mates or their mate’s lovers without jealousy, guilt or recriminations.

But what is it that disgusts you about this lifestyle, the fact that your wife is getting it on with whomever she wants? Or is it the fact that you enjoy it? Or is it that you found your same-sex encounter(s) enjoyable? Dude, no matter what, you opened the door to this and now you think it’s wrong. Tough beans.  Frankly, I couldn’t care less who your wife has sex with or who you do either, be it a man or a woman. The fact is, it took two consenting adults to start the train rolling and only the two of you together can un-ring that bell and go back to the way it was.

But really, are you stupid? You can never go back to the good old one man – one woman thing, and honestly, I really don’t think you want to. Somewhere in your subconscious some little bell is going off and saying ‘no, this lifestyle is wrong’. What, too much time in Sunday school?

Face it buddy, get over the stigma. Saddle up, cowboy; you’re in for a long ride. Go and have some fun with whomever you want, obviously she is… 

SHE SAID

You do have a very big problem, in fact many. I’m unsure where to even begin but since you asked, I will answer. If the last 4 years have ended up where you say they are, then I would start by questioning just how good those first 2 years were. I suspect you may have been kidding yourself. Fact: You are living in an open relationship and, as you should know, they rarely ever work. If you are old enough to get married and have a child, then you should have been old enough and wise enough to think about what saying yes would mean when your wife asked for more “freedom”. Off the top of my head, I would say you are seriously lacking in self-confidence; you were when you made that disastrous decision and you certainly are now. When you agree to something “reluctantly” and start out by setting parameters, there’s a pretty good chance that you are making the wrong choice.

You enjoying your wife having sex with other men and even being “into” one of those men yourself should be an eye-opener for you. You have some sexual issues that are all your own, separate from your wife’s. What the real problem is? - I’ll take a stab at it. You’re a monogamous man, with low self-esteem who didn’t have the balls (and a few other things) to say NO! Ask yourself what you found so hot about Mr. Threesome - I suspect it was more than just physical. Was it his ability to please your wife or his ability to take control of the situation and demand respect? He certainly made an impact on you in the bedroom and once you are honest with yourself about that, you will answer a lot of your own questions. I don’t think you’re paranoid; if you think she’s doing her own thing with men on the side, I’m sure you’re right. Why wouldn’t she, when she has the best of both worlds? What’s the answer here? You probably won’t like it, but that’s life. Your marriage was doomed from the moment you said yes; you lost your wife for good that day. She will never look at you the same and you will never trust her again. Don’t be disgusted with your wife for not being the wife you expected her to be, be disgusted with yourself for not being the man you needed to be. Learn from this very hard life lesson and move on.

Dear He Said/She Said:

My husband’s annual office party is coming up and while some of his co-workers are decent folks, I find myself really dreading doing this for yet another year. He has been with this company for 8 years and it is always the same old, same old. Do I have to actually stick a pen in my eye to get out of this? Am I allowed to just say - “honey, can you please go without me”? He always attends mine but I must say, my co-workers are infinitely more intelligent and by far more entertaining. Not that I want to discriminate against the blue collar types, but ughhhh - not another year of this! Please save me from the moronic boredom.

Anywhere but there

HE SAID

First off, yes, you can always just say to your husband that you really don’t feel like going this year because ‘(insert some BS excuse here)’ or you could just say, ‘Honey, I do like your co-workers but I really don’t enjoy your company parties because, well, nothing about them or the party interests me.’ 

Either way, you’ll probably hurt his feelings. And, most likely, he’ll say ‘sure, don’t worry, I’ll go without you’, but of course now he’s going to have to come up with a lame-ass excuse as to why you’re not there.

And to make matters worse, he’ll probably be the dutiful husband and escort you to your office party, whether he enjoys them or not. Just because you think you’re so great and your coworkers are better than him or his friends, that doesn’t mean he is having fun when he joins you.

Suck it up, buttercup; it’s really just a few hours out of your life, or you just need to sit down and talk to your husband. Really suggest that, for a change, you each go stag to your own parties because they are such different affairs and a real chance for each of you to let loose in front of you peers without the worry of embarrassing the other.

Tell you what, if that really works then I’ll go to your office party with you if they’re really that much fun.

SHE SAID

Wow, you’re a beauty! First of all, you’ve left an awful lot out but I will try to read between the lines. I’m going to bet that your husband is a great guy, loyal husband, and good employee. He sticks with you year after year which can’t be easy and he’s supportive enough to attend you’re stuck up office party every year, and I can bet your Gucci covered ass that he only does it for you! He goes to be supportive and to be by your side, showing everyone that you can keep a man despite your faults. So to answer your question – no, you can’t just ask him to go without you.

As for the “blue collar” comment: this world would grind to a halt without all the hard working trades people that make our lives easier every single day. We all have our faults, some are just more obvious than others – hint, hint - but we have to accept each other for our differences in order to keep life interesting. I think we define moronic boredom differently. Imagine everyone the same, talking about the same stuff, same interests - ughhh is right. Try not to be a prissy b#$%h and you just may have some fun and if you really can’t find any common ground, do what everyone else does at staff parties - smile and drink!

 

You Are Ready To Do Something Awesome, Set Your Goal, And Go For It!

You have probably set many goals for yourself in the past, bound and determined to succeed, only to find yourself  disappointed and frustrated, we all have. What went wrong? This time is the time you are not going to give up, you are not going to find an excuse and you are not going to find something or someone to blame it on. This time you are going to set your goal, this time you are going to commit and follow through and this time you are going to succeed and be very proud of your accomplishment.

Can I guarantee this? No, but if you really mean it this time and you are willing to make some sacrifices, not be afraid of setbacks and are willing to follow some advise, I will guarantee you will be ahead of where you were.

1) Set a goal – I truly believe, this is the most important step and because this is a health and fitness article, lets just focus on these types of goals. Your goal could be anything; completing a 5K race, losing 15 pounds, exercising 3 days a week, cleaning up your diet…

2) Be honest with yourself – Are you really ready this time? Do you want this more than ever before? Are you being realistic with your goal? Don’t sell yourself short but make sure your goal is attainable and your first goal deadline is not to far in the future. If your end goal is a year from now set smaller goals at the end of each month to avoid putting off starting.

3) Make the commitment – You already know you are ready so why wait. Register for an event such as a 5 or 10K, tell someone about your weight loss goal. Join a gym or local fitness studio and sign up for classes or hire a personal trainer, get some friends together and join us for an obstacle race. Now that you have made the commitment, there is no turning back; this is what is going to keep you motivated. 

4) Follow through and succeed – Now that you have committed, you are much more inclined to follow through. No one wants to be a “quitter”. That being said, far too many people don’t commit due to being afraid they will quit and don’t want to look like a “quitter”. All I can say is if you quit for some reason out of your control, you are obviously not a “quitter” and if you quit for no reason, the shoe fits.   “If you quit on the process, you are quitting on the result”

5) Get support – No success or accomplishment is easy alone, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Regardless of your goal, weight loss, lifestyle change, personal bucket list, we all can benefit from support. Support can come from friends and family, groups, teams or professionals. The more people you have to help, encourage and support you, the closer you are to success.

Overcoming Obstacles

We all run into obstacles no matter what our goals are but if we are aware of them, they are easier to defeat. 

You may find some people will try to derail your efforts, find a polite way to decline these pressures and stay on track. 

It is sometimes easy to convince ourselves that we don’t have time to eat properly or exercise, but we all know this is just another excuse. You need to set some priorities and make the time, you will be glad you did.

There is an endless list of obstacles, before you begin this successful journey towards your goal. If you have tried and failed in the past, think back at the reasons why. Now that you are aware of what has previously or can sabotage your efforts, deal with them now or be prepared to deal with them if they raise their ugly head.

Results 4 Life Fitness would love to help you with all of your health and fitness goals. We have many upcoming events and training opportunities that will help you along the way.

Fitness Studio in Black Mountain or World Gym Kelowna, 

message for details 250-215-7120.

Terry Fox Run – 5 or 9K team – Sept. 18

Freak’n Farmer – 10K obstacle race team – Sept. 24

CIBC Run for the Cure – 5K team - Oct. 2

BMO Okanagan Marathon – 10K team – Oct. 9

Training, motivation and fun included!

Please visit our website 

www.results4lifefitness.com 

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The Drunken Chef

SUMMERTIME IS BARBEQUE SEASON

Summertime is one of Rutland Girl’s and my favourite seasons. Who doesn’t like the Okanagan weather? Of coures, that means outdoor entertaining! That means it’s time to barbeque! Nothing beats being outside, drink in hand standing over the grill and preparing some spectacular dishes. Myself, I love my T-Bone Steaks however for the more refined pallate of RG, she prefers Blackened Steak Bites with a Blue Cheese Sauce - oh well, sometimes variety is good. Either way, call up the neighbours, bust out the bevies and let’s get grilling in the Okanagan sun!

ROCK'S T-BONE STEAKROCK'S T-BONE STEAK

Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander, or to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric, or to taste
  • 4 (16 ounce) t-bone steaks, at room temperature

Directions:

Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Stir the salt, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, coriander, and turmeric together in a small bowl; set aside.

Rub the steaks on all sides with the seasoning mixture. Cook on the preheated grill to your desired degree of doneness, 

Blackened Steak Bites with Blue Cheese SauceBLACKENED STEAK BITES WITH BLUE CHEESE SAUCE

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef top sirloin, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons blackened seasoning, or more to taste
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Blue Cheese Sauce

  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  •  3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 8 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

 

Directions:

Season sirloin with blackened seasoning to coat on all sides.

Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet on an outdoor grill until the oil is smoking. Cook steak bites in hot oil in small batches, reheating oil between batches, until slightly crusty, 1 to 2 minutes per side.

Stir cream cheese and evaporated milk together in a saucepan over low heat to melt the cream cheese. Whisk blue cheese crumbles, garlic powder, white pepper, and cayenne pepper into the cream cheese mixture; simmer, stirring frequently, until the blue cheese melts into a smooth sauce, 2 to 3 minutes. Serve blue cheese sauce with the beef bites.

Bacon Wrapped Sriracha AspagagusBACON-WRAPPED SRIRACHA ASPARAGUS

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound sliced smoked bacon
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
  •  5 tablespoons sriracha sauce

Directions:

Preheat grill for medium heat and lightly oil the grate.

Divide asparagus into sets of 3 spears; push 1 toothpick through the asparagus bases and 1 toothpick near the tops to secure the sets.

Spread about 1 teaspoon siracha sauce along the entire length of each slice of bacon.

Secure a slice of bacon to the asparagus using the toothpick at the base of the asparagus and wrap bacon, sriracha-side facing inwards, around asparagus, securing the other end of the bacon to the top toothpick; repeat with remaining bacon and asparagus. Place wrapped asparagus sets in the bottom of a disposable aluminum foil pan.

Cook on the preheated grill, turning asparagus sets occasionally, until bacon is cooked through and crisp, about 20 minutes.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with ApplesGRILLED SWEET POTATOES WITH APPLES

Ingredients:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes, sliced
  • 1 apple - peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • ground cinnamon to taste
  • white sugar to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter

Directions:

 Preheat an outdoor grill.

In a bowl, toss the sweet potato and apple slices with the cinnamon and sugar. Divide the mixture into 4 portions, places each on a large piece of aluminum foil. Top each with an equal amount of butter.

Tightly seal foil around each portion. Place foil packets on the grill, and cook 40 minutes, turning every 5 to 10 minutes, until potatoes and apples are tender.

Odyssey Meritage

DRINK IN HAND

It’s no secret that you want to break out your big red wines with steak. They work well with some spice but are still rich enough to go with the steak.

To compliment our backyard feast, I’ve selected the Odessey Meritage from our friends at Grey Monk Estate Winery in Lake Country.

zThis full bodied wine is composed of the three traditional varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, all grown in the South Okanagan Valley. Aged in new French oak barrels, the result is flavours reminiscent of blackberry jam with a hint of vanilla lending it well to pairing with lamb and beef dishes.

Bun in the Oven

A HOT TIME FOR COOL TREATS

While C. Dnaltur boasts of his grilling “prowess”, I’d much rather focus on the the treats. Summertime means great weather, outdoor fun and of course treats! Whether it’s for a cool snack during the day, or something to take along with you on the boat or to enjoy as a special dessert following a great barbeque, the right treat is only limited by your imagination. 

Frozen Peanut Butter Pie PopsFROZEN PEANUT BUTTER PIE POPS

Everything's better on a stick, especially frozen treats like these peanut butter pie pops. Don't let the total time fool you - this recipe is easy to follow and worth the wait! Prep it the night before and wake up to deliciousness.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup salted pretzels, crushed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 8 ounces creamy peanut butter
  • 4 ounces powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 cup salted dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup small chocolate-covered rice balls or toffee pieces
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate
  • Special equipment: pop mold with sticks

Directions:

d cocoa powder in a bowl and mix well. Add the cooled melted butter, mix, and set aside. 

Place the cream cheese in a stand mixer with a paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed to soften the cheese, about 1 minute. Add the peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt and vanilla paste and mix at medium speed for 4 to 5 minutes, and then increase the speed to high for an additional 2 to 3 minutes. The mixture will become light and fluffy. Add the peanuts and mix just enough to incorporate the nuts. Scrape the mix into a bowl and set aside. 

Clean the mixing bowl and add the heavy cream. With a whip attachment, whip the cream until slightly firm peaks. Be careful not to over whip. Fold one-third of the soft cream into the mixture. When the cream is folded in, continue with the remaining cream. 

Fill a pastry bag with the peanut cream and pipe a small amount into each mold. Tap the mold to ensure the mixture drops to the bottom of the mold. Sprinkle the chocolate balls over the mix. Pipe more mix, making sure to tap again. Sprinkle some crust and repeat with the cream. Continue layering the chocolate balls and crust. Insert the pop sticks into the mixture three-quarters of the way into the pop. Freeze overnight. 

Melt the chocolate and keep warm. To unmold the pops, dip the mold into hot water. Gently twist the sticks as you lift the pops out of the mold. Dip the pops one at a time into the warm chocolate allowing the excess chocolate to run back into the bowl. Place the pops on a pan and return to the freezer. The pops can stay for up to 2 weeks wrapped in an airtight container.

On a side note CD & I substituted the heavy cream with Baily’s Irish Cream... pure heaven!

 

Strawberries with Wine!STRAWBERRIES WITH WINE!

This dessert has a true Okanagan flair and will make you look like a rock star to your guests! 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
  • Finely grated zest of 1 orange
  • A pinch of  Freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 slices white country bread, sliced 3⁄4-inch thick
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and halved
  • Vanilla bean ice cream, for serving
  • Mint leaves, to garnish

 

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, stir the wine with the sugar, bay leaf, cinnamon, both zests, and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat, and then reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until reduced to 1⁄3 cup, about 30 minutes. Pour the sauce through a fine sieve into a bowl and keep warm.

Light a grill. Brush the bread with the olive oil, and then grill, turning once, until charred on both sides, 5 to 7 minutes.

To serve, divide the toast between 4 plates and top each with a scoop of ice cream and some of the strawberries. Drizzle the wine syrup over the berries, and garnish with mint.

Because we were already serving red with dinner, I chose to keep it in harmony by using the Odessey Meritage from Grey Monk as well, delicious!

Maple Grilled PeachesMAPLE-GRILLED PEACHES

A True Canadian Dessert! Choose freestone peaches, because they are easy to cut neatly into halves.

Ingredients:

  • 4 peach peeled or
  • 4 nectarines peeled
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated ground cardamom
  • 4 scoops ice cream (about 2 cups/500 mL) or
  • 4 scoops frozen yogurt (about 2 cups/500 mL)

Directions:

Halve peaches; discard pits. Place, cut side down, on greased grill over medium-low heat; close lid and grill for 7 minutes.

Turn peaches; brush with one-quarter of the maple syrup. Sprinkle with nutmeg. Grill until tender, about 8 minutes. Serve with ice cream; drizzle with remaining maple syrup.  Prepare to be thanked repeatedly. 

 

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