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The 2019 Milk Calendar is special.

All 14 recipes were sourced from real Canadians, from outstanding home chefs to culinary professionals who share a love of cooking with Canadian dairy. The featured recipes represent the best sustainable, local, and creative ideas from kitchens across our nation and can be made using accessible ingredients, by chefs of any skill level.

The recipes were reviewed, tested, and selected by a team led by Emily Richards, Canadian professional home economist, cookbook author, and celebrity chef.

Emily Richards, Canadian Professional Home Economist

Emily Richards

Canadian Professional Home Economist

Emily is known for creating recipes that are easy for busy people and families to prepare and enjoy together. Throughout a career that began in restaurant and hotel kitchens and has grown to include the Canadian Living Test Kitchen, Food Network cooking shows, and recognition as a Canadian celebrity chef, Emily has stayed true to her love of good food and getting people interested in cooking and enjoying great flavours.

To help get the holiday season started, we’re previewing the December 2018 calendar recipe...

Middle Eastern Semolina Cake

Preparation time: 30 minutes | Bake time: 55 minutes
Yield: about 36 pieces


  • 1 cup (250 mL) plain Balkan-style yogurt
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  • 3 cups (750 mL) fine semolina
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) blanched almonds

Orange Blossom Water Syrup:

  • 4 cups (1 L) granulated sugar
  • 3 cups (750 mL) water
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) orange blossom water or
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated orange zest


Orange Blossom Water Syrup:

  1. In a saucepan, bring sugar and water to boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 30 minutes or until syrup is reduced by about half. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice and orange blossom water or grated orange zest; set aside.

Semolina Cake:

  1. Grease a 13 x 9 inch (3 L) baking pan and line bottom with parchment paper; set aside. Preheat oven to 400° F (200° C).
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, baking powder, and soda; set aside for 10 minutes or until doubled in volume.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine semolina, sugar, and butter. Use your hands to rub the butter into the semolina mixture. Add yogurt mixture and continue to mix thoroughly with your hands.
  4. Press mixture evenly into prepared pan. If mixture feels sticky, spray hands with cooking spray.
  5. Using a chef’s knife, make lengthwise cuts down batter and then make diagonal cuts crosswise to create a diamond shape. Top each diamond with an almond.
  6. Bake in prepared oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and slowly pour Orange Blossom Water Syrup all over the cake. Let cool completely.

Tip: Pour syrup slowly to allow the cake to absorb the mixture. Cake can be stored covered at room temperature for up to 7 days.

Nutritional info per serving (1 piece):
200 calories, 3 g protein, 37 g carbohydrates, 5 g fat, 1 g fibre, 50 mg sodium, 74 mg calcium


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This year, we’re bringing the Milk Calendar to communities across Ontario!

In addition to home delivery, we’ll be distributing and celebrating the 2019 Milk Calendar at the following events and community locations:

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November 2-11, 2018

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, Toronto

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Exhibition Place, Toronto
100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3

Mon - Sat: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sun, November 4: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sun, November 11: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

As the largest indoor agricultural and international equestrian competition in the world, The Royal has been an autumn tradition in Toronto for over 90 years. It’s more than 1 million square feet filled with hundreds of things to do, see and eat.

Visit the Ontario Cheese Shop presented by Dairy Farmers of Ontario to experience and take home some of our provinces finest local artisan cheese and butter and receive your free 2019 Milk Calendar!

The Ontario Dairy Education pavilion welcomes you on a farm-to-table journey where you can meet the Ontario Dairy Herd, watch live milking demonstrations, and learn more about how fresh, local Canadian milk is produced.

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December 1-23, 2018

Holiday Fair in the Square, Toronto

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Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

Mon: closed
Tues - Thurs, 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri - Sun: 12 p.m. - 10 p.m
Dec 23rd: fair closes at 6 p.m.

In the heart of Toronto at Nathan Phillips Square, the Holiday Fair in the Square runs December 1st - 23rd. Combining the charm and elegance of a Christmas market with the excitement and allure of a thriving winter carnival, Fair in the Square is a new favourite Toronto holiday tradition.

Whether you're shopping for that unique, perfect gift, taking the family out for an afternoon of skating, rides and games, or stopping by for a dose of the season, be sure to visit us to pick up your free copy of the 2019 Milk Calendar!

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November 16, 2018

Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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Canadian Tire Centre
1000 Palladium Drive
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A5

Fri: 7 p.m.

Watch the Senators face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins and receive a free copy of the 2019 Milk Calendar as you exit the stadium!

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November 19, 2018

Ottawa Senators vs. Florida Panthers

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Canadian Tire Centre
1000 Palladium Drive
Ottawa, ON K2V 1A5

Mon: 7:30 p.m

The Senators welcome the Florida Panthers to the Canadian Tire Centre. Cheer for the home team and and receive a free copy of the 2019 Milk Calendar as you exit the stadium!

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