Recipe presented by : Paul Akehurst – Managing Director and Partner, Intertask and JPdL Ottawa
Paul joined his father’s business almost 29 years ago, but can remember stuffing envelopes and badge holders in his parent’s basement as a child. He helped orchestrate a business partnership between Intertask Conferences and JPdL 11 years ago, forming one of Canada’s most respected Professional Congress and Business Events Planning Organizations. Although this year is unprecedented, the Ottawa team successfully delivered over 6 virtual events (some very sophisticated) since summer 2020. Paul is decidedly optimistic about the future of virtual and hybrid events.
? Wishing you and your loved ones a safe and happy Holiday Season! ?
Preparation/Cooking time: 15 min & 1 hour to dry & chill time
Assembly: Top the crackers with one slice of cheese, a light layer of cranberry chutney (or relish) and 4-5 sugar-frosted cranberries. Garnish with fresh sage or mint.
NOTE: For a more decadent version (try it!!), melt Brie on homemade crostini using the broil function prior to adding other ingredients. A little drizzle of balsamic syrup doesn’t hurt either!
Recipe presented by : Jean-Paul de Lavison – President – the big (tall) avocado at JPdL
In 1985, on my first trip to Brazil, I discovered this popular local desert that intrigued me until I tasted it and it’s been love from the first spoonful. There are many recipes using cream, condensed or coconut milk but the vanilla ice cream base is my favourite. In the traditional recipe there are excessive quantities of sugar which I have drastically reduced and added a small dose of maple syrup. I am sure that you will enjoy! On this trip I was celebrating two fabulous projects and three years since the founding of JPdL. Initially I had rarely tasted avocados but now I need my avocado fix at least once a week!
? Wishing you harmony and balance as we emerge from these challenging times and let’s take the time to enjoy the sweet things in life and around us. ?
Preparation/Cooking time: 15 min