Only Three Weeks Left of Summer!

Enjoy Every Minute with the Let's Taste Summer Menu Presented by Metro and the Sweet Potato Chronicles

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Summer is all about delicious local and seasonal food, our incredible Ontario communities, and unforgettable summer moments together.  To help Ontarians enjoy the final weeks of summer, Metro has created a menu using delicious local produce to complement those quintessential moments – like campfires, outdoor movie nights, and big backyard dinners. Each recipe offers a contemporary update on seasonal classics, inspired by the goodness of local produce. These sophisticated recipes are simple and fun to make.

The Let's Taste Summer Menu was developed in partnership with Ceri Marsh and Laura Keogh, founders of the popular food blog Sweet Potato Chronicles and authors of the bestselling cookbook How to Feed a Family.

The recipes below are organized into moments and offer a contemporary spin on the traditional seasonal fare. More recipes like these are available on

Summer Afternoon Picnic
Why not find new reasons to pack a picnic and get outside? Weekend afternoons in the park, outdoor music concerts, or even a weekday dinner on a beautiful night can all be prime picnic opportunities.

  • Pressed sandwich with fresh roasted peppers and olives
  • Fresh rolls with veggies or seasonal fruit
  • Creamy potato salad with Ontario potatoes

Movie Night Under the Stars
Whether at home in the back yard, the local park, or at Dundas Square - outdoor movie nights have become a part of the Ontario summer experience. The most important of any movie night? – the snacks!

  • Sweet and savoury popcorn
  • Sweet potato chips with honey yogurt dipping sauce
  • Grape salsa and corn chips

Barbeque Night
Kick-up your grill game with a fresh take on barbeque standards that are simple enough for anyone to make at home. These recipes take classic barbeque fare like burgers, skewers, and slaw and update them for the modern, trend-conscious pallet.

  • Chicken chili burger
  • Salmon and zucchini skewers
  • Shrimp tacos with red Ontario cabbage slaw

Campfire Time
Campfires are an Ontario tradition and a quintessential summer moment – whether you're on a camping trip, at the beach, or in your back yard. Lots of urban parks across Canada even allow you to rent a fire pit for an evening. Once your fire is burning, indulge in some of these delicious fireside treats.

  • Skillet s'mores dip
  • Ontario cherry hand pies.
  • Fresh Ontario peach popsicles

Big Backyard Dinner
The time for outdoor entertaining is upon us. Hosting outdoor dinners for family and friends is one of the most enjoyable and memorable parts of the season – but it can also be a challenge. Find inspiration with these healthy and colourful recipes that are sure to impress your guests.

  • Kale salad with chicken, Ontario blueberries, pecans, and goat cheese
  • Shrimp and vegetable spaghetti
  • Ontario peach and blueberry crostata

Complete recipes and high-res images are available upon request

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About Metro Inc.

With annual sales of over $11 billion and over 65,000 employees, METRO INC. is a leader in the food and pharmaceutical sectors in Quebec and Ontario, where it operates a network of more than 600 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as over 250 drug stores under the Brunet, The Pharmacy and Drug Basics banners. 


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