Friday, 24 June 2016

Savor The Flavors Of The Summer Season With Tips And Recipes From Aramark And The American Heart Association


Culinary Experts and Dietitians Offer Simple Tips to Make This Summer Healthy and Delicious
PHILADELPHIA, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- With the summer season in
 full swing, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), the largest U.S.-based food service
s provider, and the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation's largest voluntary
 organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke,
 are working together to improve the health of Americans, and are sharing tips
 to help everyone have a healthy summer.
With the summer season in full swing, Aramark and the American Heart Association are working together to improve the health of Americans and are sharing summer menu tips and health ideas to make the most of the season.
In support of their Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 initiative Aramark tapped into its
 network of more than 750 registered dietitians and 1,600 chefs and the AHA
 leveraged its national network of experts, to compile the following summer
 menu tips and health ideas to make the most of the season.
LIGHTEN UP YOUR SUMMERTIME LUNCHCool crisp salads, made from fresh in-season ingredients, make for the
 perfect lunch on a hot summer day. Lighten up by dressing salads with
 light vinaigrettes or lower calorie dressings, instead of calorie laden
creamy options, like Caesar or Ranch, and think outside the salad
 box, by incorporating fresh summer fruits, or unexpected combinations,
 like walnuts or raisins.
SPICE UP YOUR BARBEQUESpices and summer herbs are a great way to add flavor to grilled meats,
 fish, vegetables and fruits. Try any of these for flavorful options:
  • Ginger: Add to iced tea or summer smoothies (but remember,
  •  a little goes a long way!).
  • Ground Cinnamon: Sprinkle on everything from yogurt and 
  • cereal, or even fresh fruit salad.
  • Basil: Add unique flavor to fruit salads with basil. Delicious
  •  with sweet ripe peaches, strawberries, watermelon or mango, 
  • and thinly sliced basil and a little crumbled feta cheese to your 
  • favorite summer fruits.
  • Cilantro: Mince fresh cilantro and add to your favorite salsa 
  • for a burst of fresh flavor.
REFRESH AND REJUVENATE WITH FRESH SUMMER PRODUCEIt's important to stay hydrated when enjoying the outdoors during the
summer months. Many summer fruits and vegetables, such as tomatoes,
 melons, zucchini and cucumbers, are natural refreshers, since they
 contain more than 90% water.
  • Tomatoes: Tomatoes (90% water) are most flavorful and
  •  abundant in the summer. Take advantage of this summer 
  • staple, by cutting into wedges and marinating with light 
  • dressing, or slicing and placing atop a sandwich.
  • Melons: Watermelons and cantaloupes (90-95% water) 
  • are perfect in-season thirst quenchers. Serve chilled 
  • watermelon squares or cantaloupe on Popsicle sticks; 
  • top with a little yogurt for an added treat.
  • Zucchini: Zucchini and squash (95% water) are perfect 
  • for grilling. Cut squash into thick slices, brush lightly with 
  • olive oil and/or preferred spices, and grill for a few minutes.
  • Cucumbers: Cucumbers (95% water) are a great 
  • addition to many summer meals. Try a cool, refreshing 
  • cucumber salad:
    • Thinly slice a cucumber and top with rice wine
    •  vinegar and sesame seeds.
    • Combine with tomatoes, chopped bell peppers, 
    • onions & celery.
    • Marinate in a light vinaigrette, chill and enjoy.
A LEANER TAKE ON BARBEQUE CLASSICSBurgers and hot dogs reign supreme during the summer months.
 For a healthier alternative and twist on the traditional favorites,
 swap out beef burgers for turkey or black bean burgers, 
and traditional hot dogs for a turkey sausage or veggie dogs.
Top both with diced tomatoes, cucumbers or onions, for
 some added texture and crunch.

CHILL OUT WITH DESSERT Sweet frozen treats offer great escape from the summer heat.
 Keep a healthy balance, by choosing options like sugar free
 water ice or popsicles, or stay cool with frozen yogurt or a
 fruit parfait topped with fruit and granola. Fresh fruit smoothies
are full of flavor and can also satisfy hunger, quench thirst and
cool you down. If indulging in ice-cream, choose a reasonable
 portion and top with fresh berries.

FOOD SAFETY TIPS FOR OUTDOOR EATINGWarm weather occasions with friends and family present
opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. The following
tips can help protect you and your guests from foodborne
illness during the warm-weather months:
  • Transporting the food: Keeping cold food cold is key, so 
  • pack food with ice or frozen packs, in a closed cooler, 
  • when traveling. Cold food should be stored at 41°F (5°C) 
  • or below. Protect food from cross-contamination, by
  •  keeping raw meat, poultry, and seafood securely wrapped.
  • Preparing the food: For a safe outdoor grilling experience, 
  • cooking food thoroughly is a must. A food thermometer i
  • s essential, to make sure food is cooked safely. When
  •  grilling, keep grilled foods hot by moving to the side of 
  •  the grill rack until it is ready to be served. Never use the
  •  same platter or utensils that previously held raw meat, 
  • poultry, or seafood, and always have a clean platter and
  •  utensils ready at grill-side, to serve your food. 
  • Serving the food: Cold perishable food should be kept
  •  in the cooler at 41°F (5°C) or below, until serving time.
  •  Cold food should not sit out for longer than two hours (
  • or only one hour if the outdoor temperature is above
  •  90°F (32°C)). Make sure to wrap hot foods well in
  •  an insulated container until serving. Hot food should 
  • be kept hot at 140°F (60°C) or above. Hot foods 
  • should not sit out for more than two hours.
The following recipes will help give you a summer full of
healthy and delicious options.
Lighten Up Chicken Caesar SaladServes 4
2 tsp vegetable oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast
½ cup fat free mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 ¾ tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp grated Asiago cheese
1 ½ tsp minced garlic
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 ¼ lb romaine lettuce, cut into bite-size pieces (about 3 quarts)
2 cups plain croutons
½ tsp ground black pepper
  • For the chicken: Heat oil in saute pan over medium-high heat. 
  • Add chicken breasts. Sauté until no pink remains in center and
  •  internal temperature reaches 165° F. Cool. Cover. Chill. Slice thinly.
  • For the dressing: Combine dressing ingredients. Whisk until well 
  • blended. Cover. Chill.
  • For the salad: Combine romaine, croutons and dressing. Toss to 
  • coat. Place salad on serving platter. Top with sliced chicken and 
  • sprinkle with pepper.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving)
Calories: 330 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Sodium: 580mg
Blueberry, Raspberry Yogurt Parfait Serves 4
Ingredients: 1 cup raspberries
1 cup blueberries
1 ½ cups low fat vanilla yogurt
1 cup low fat granola without raisins
  • In each 8 oz. clear glass, layer the following: ¼ cup raspberries, ¼ cup blueberries
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving)
Calories: 200 Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 1g Sodium: 115mg
Asian Marinated Vegetable Salad with Citrus VinaigretteCourtesy of the American Heart AssociationServes 4
Ingredients (salad)1 cup sugar snap peas
1 cup fresh broccoli, cut into bite-size pieces
3 medium carrots, cut into bite-size pieces
¾ small red onion, cut into thin strips
1 medium diced tomato OR 14.5 ounces canned, no-salt-added or low-sodium, diced tomatoes, drained
1 medium orange OR canned mandarin oranges in lite syrup or own juice, drained, rinsed
2 tablespoon chopped, unsalted, unoiled almond slices or walnuts
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Ingredients (citrus vinaigrette) ½ cup sugar-free, 100% orange juice OR juice from 2 medium oranges
¼ cup fresh cilantro OR 2 Tbsp. dried cilantro
Juice from 1 lime OR 1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon fresh, grated ginger OR 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • Combine orange juice, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil, honey, 
  • mustard, soy sauce and ginger in blender and process until 
  • smooth, set aside and chill. If using dried cilantro and ginger,
  • you can whisk in a bowl.
  • Toss remaining ingredients with ¾ cup vinaigrette and chill 
  • for at least 4 hours.
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving)
Calories: 137 Fat: 5.5g Saturated Fat: 0.5g Sodium: 90 mg
Cantaloupe Cucumber GazpachoCourtesy of the American Heart AssociationServes 5
Ingredients: 3 cup diced cantaloupe (about 1/2 cantaloupe)
1 small cucumber, coarsely chopped
½ cup plain, fat-free Greek yogurt
½ teaspoon fresh ginger, grated OR ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoon fresh basil, coarsely chopped OR 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoon fresh mint, coarsely chopped OR 1 teaspoon dried mint
1 small fresh jalapeño pepper, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon champagne vinegar or white wine vinegar
1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • Combine all ingredients in food processor. Puree until very smooth (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Chill for 30 minutes and serve cold.
Recipe Tip: This soup is best when made fresh and eaten in the same day.
Nutrition Highlights (Per Serving)
Calories: 66 Fat: 2.0g Saturated Fat: 0.5g Sodium: 25mg
About Aramark
Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) delivers experiences that enrich and nourish
people's lives through innovative services in food, facilities management,
 and uniforms. United by a passion to serve, our 270,000 employees make
a meaningful difference each day for millions of people in 21 countries
 around the world. Aramark is recognized as one of the World's Most 
 Admired Companies by FORTUNE, rated number one among Diversified
 Outsourcing Companies, as well as among the World's Most Ethical
Companies by the Ethisphere Institute. Learn more at
or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.
About the American Heart AssociationThe American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart
disease and stroke –  the two leading causes of death in the world. We
team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for
 stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and
information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based
association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization
dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more
or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit
or call any of our offices around the country.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Erin Noss
Bryn Wassel

American Heart Association and Aramark join forces to improve diet, health of millions

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Taste Of Summer

Taste Of Summer

Event Date: Saturday July 9 - July 23, 2016

Old Mill Toronto’s TASTE OF SUMMER offers Foodies our new three-course prix fixe Summer Lunch and Dinner menu at an exceptional value and service is casual and friendly. Both menus include an appetizer, entree and dessert. Chef Martin Buehner and his culinary team provide a great tasting experience in a relaxed atmosphere, that will have you wanting just one more bite!
Prix Fixe Lunch Menu   Monday – Saturday – 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  

Monday, 13 June 2016


Afternoon Tea

Join us for our Afternoon Tea in recognition of a 102-year tradition. Since 1914, pedestrians, cyclists, canoeists and motorists have enjoyed the customary English Tea at the Old Mill Toronto. Our Tea Menu includes a take home decorative gift box of our exclusive Centennial Tea Blend and a portion of the proceeds from the Afternoon Tea will be donated to Women's Habitat

Friday, 10 June 2016

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Old Mill Toronto Social Events For The Social Savvy

Tribute To Jazz Divas
Saturday June 11th
An evening not to be missed! Enjoy the songs of Jazz divas such as Ella Fitzgerald, June Christy & Peggy Lee performed by Swing Shift Big Band along with special guest vocalists JUNE GARBER and LARISA RENEE. Dance the night away to legendary songs sung by Toronto's best along with 17 passionate musicians that have been keeping the big band era alive for almost 20 years. 

Comedy Night
Thursday June 23rd

There is no shortage of funny in this dynamic stand-up comedy show, featuring three very funny comedians. Join us for an evening of dining and comedy with Giggles Comedy Club. 

"There is nothing in this world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humour" 
Charles Dickens

Afternoon Charity Tea

Old Mill Toronto is proud to support the Ladies Auxiliary of the CIBPA, which is a charitable organization, dedicated to helping many worthy causes who need our help. In organizing this unique afternoon tea experience, they were able to raise much needed funds for the Canadian Red Cross for the Alberta Fire Appeal. Everyone remarked that this was THE BEST HIGH TEA that they have ever attended!

Bike Rentals

Did you know that the Toronto Bike & Walking Trail System runs parallel to the Humber River, and is right outside our front door! This means while you're enjoying your stay with us, you can add a fun activity to your romantic experience with a couple's bike ride along the Humber River all the way from the lake to the top of the City and then enjoy an overnight stay at the Old Mill Toronto.

Father's Day  
Sunday June 19th

Father's Day is almost here! This is the perfect day to let your dad know how much you appreciate him with a delicious traditional Father's Day Buffet at the historical Old Mill Toronto.

Groove Nights
June 4, 18 & 25th

Book a table with your friends or perhaps a romantic table for two! and GET YOUR GROOVE ON! Check out our dinner menu and enjoy something delicious before you hit the dance floor with the sophisticated crowd!
Join DJ Ian, as he spins the greatest hits spanning genres and decades of music for your hottest dance moves in a relaxed social setting.    

Havana Nights
June 15, 29th

Discover the smouldering afro-cuban beats on a Wednesday night, 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.
Enjoy the contagious beats while you sip on the neighbourhoods best Sangria and the Cuba Libre cocktails. Explore a latin culinary experience from our Tapas Menu created by Chef Martin Buehner.   

Gene DiNovi
June 7

Gene DiNovi's love for, and understanding of the popular song became strongly evident during the 1950s. His playing during these years attracted the attention of singers such as Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, and Lena Horne. In fact, DiNovi was in demand by just about every great singer of that era, each of them wanting his backing as a musical director.  It was through these stellar performers that DiNovi came to know and work with the finest songwriters including Harold Arlen, Jimmy Van Husen, and Harry Warren.

Arlene Smith Quartet
June 9

Venerated singing star ARLENE SMITH's rich contralto voice has made her one of the Toronto club scene's best-loved singers ever since she relocated here in the early '90s after two decades playing to packed houses and critical acclaim in New York and her native Montreal. In Toronto, she immediately became an important regular on the performance rosters at revered jazz venues including The Montreal Bistro, George's, Bourbon Street, and Top O' The Senator, working with Toronto's finest musicians including Moe Koffman, Peter Appleyard, and Norman Amadio. 

Pat Collins Trio
June 10

Bass great PAT COLLINS is one of Toronto's first call jazz musicians who has, since moving here from Qualicum Beach, B.C. in the late '80s, served as a long-time member of the Moe Koffman Quintet, touring across Canada and Germany; performed in the Ed Bickert Quartet; played with the Oscar Peterson Quartet, the Peter Appleyard Quartet, the Diana Krall Trio; and backed dozens of other giants of the entertainment industry. 

Michael Dunston Trio
June 11

Tonight we feature chart-topping R&B recording artist MICHAEL DUNSTON. Long revered as a leader in the 'soul revolution', he's a multiple 'Wave Awards' nominee, who's been dubbed 'a ballad's best friend' by respected peers.  His impressive career resume includes notable work in film including a starring role as Bo Diddley. 

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