Easter 2019

Any idea what you are serving for dinner this Easter?


We have the best panko herb crusted lamb rack recipe that we REALLY wanted to share with you! We created this recipe on the basis that Easter dinner deserves something more than just the classic turkey dinner we always seem to resort to. Why not change it up? Lamb is in season in the spring, so why not try out a lamb dish instead?


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Spice Cupboard Chaos Solution

Time to empty out the spice cupboard?


When you think about your spice cupboard, do you wince at the thought of opening it? How many millions of half-used taco seasoning packages do you have laying around? Or what about those gourmet spice blends you got for Christmas five years ago, but never wanted to touch for fear of “wasting” them?


Fear no more. We are here to help! We too had fallen victim to spice cupboard chaos! Hence, the creation of TasteTro. With the ability to completely get rid of your entire spice cupboard and put it all into a tiny appliance that is equal to a 20-piece spice rack. Why would you even think twice?

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Holiday Egg Nog

Makes: 1 quart

Time: 15 minutes inactive, 15 minutes active


1 cup heavy cream (33%)

2 cups  whole milk

1 tsp TasteTro Holiday Spice blend

4 egg yolks

¼ cup maple syrup

1 tsp. vanilla

3 oz. spiced rum/ bourbon (optional)


1.    Place the cream, milk and spices into a pot on medium-high heat. Bring to a hard simmer, but not boiling.

2.    Meanwhile, place yolks, maple syrup and vanilla into a medium sized bowl. Whisk until combined (3o seconds).

3.    Temper the eggs with the hot milk by adding 1/3 of the hot liquid while simultaneously vigorously whisking. Once incorporated, add the remainder of the hot liquid.

4.    Pour the egg and milk mixture back into the pot and cook on medium heat. You must constantly move the mixture in a figure 8 design with a spatula.

5.    Cook for a few minutes or until it has thickened up. Don’t allow it to get too hot as the eggs may curdle. Transfer the mixture out of a pot into a bowl to cool the mixture. Strain the mixture if they are lumps. Once cool, add rum/bourbon.

Holiday Entertaining with TasteTro

Count down to the holidays with our best home cook tips for making entertaining a breeze this holiday season!

 1. Premix self-serve cocktails like our Orange Rosemary Fizz. You can treat this cocktail like a punch and make a large bowl.

2. Make things ahead that keep well like our Holiday Egg Nog, Roasted Red Pepper Dip or our Pain D’epices Bread.

3. Go for easy to make appys like our Savoury Shortbread or our Gruyere & Boursin Spinach Dip. They take no time to make and can be    made well in advance.

4. Go for buffet style food versus a sit-down dinner with mulitiple courses. Some of our TasteTro favourites we like to include on our buffet table are our Chimichurri Beef Striploin, Cranberry Walnut Couscous Salad and Hassleback Roasted Potatoes.

5. Make a simple dessert that looks great! Try our Puffed Pastry Wrapped Wine Poached Pears.