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Victoria Day menu, plus grilling tips and fun things to do with your family

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Menus & Entertaining

Victoria Day menu, plus grilling tips and fun things to do with your family

With summer weather finally upon us it's time to get outside and start celebrating. Victoria Day is the perfect occasion to have your friends and family over for the first barbecue of the season.

If you've ever experienced a barbecue flare-up, you'll know the importance of getting your grill ready for the season. We've got four, easy, budget-friendly tips to help you clean your barbecue and prepare it for a summer's worth of use.

If you'd rather celebrate Victoria Day in a more traditionally English fashion, what's more perfect than an elegant tea party? You'll love our Tested Till Perfect recipes, including eleven simple scone recipes, The Queen's Chocolate Biscuit Cake and Empire Cookies.



Barbecue basics
Barbecued Roast Sirloin on a Bun
A tender cut of beef, such as sirloin, can be grilled, sliced and topped with a zesty orange barbecue sauce to serve right away on crusty rolls. Or grill it ahead, slice and reheat on the barbecue or in the oven.


New Potato Salad with Thyme
Look for the smallest new potatoes, walnut-size if possible, for a classy version of an old cottage favorite.



Basic Iced Tea
Basic Iced Tea
Iced tea is the essential summer sipper. Sliced citrus fruit or flavoured ice cubes (see "Nice Ice," below) add pizzazz.


4 great ways to get your barbecue ready for grilling season
Don't enter the season without spring cleaning your most important cooking tool -- the barbecue. Here's how to tune your grill up on a budget.




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Delicious desserts
The Queen's Chocolate Biscuit Cake
The recipe for The Queen's Chocolate Biscuit Cake was provided by Michael Dunn, a former chef at Buckingham Palace.



Empire Cookies
These cookies are best made a day ahead so the jam and shiny almond glaze have time to soak into the cookie.



11 simple scones recipes
Discover how to bake perfect scones with our Tested Till Perfect scones recipes, from sweet raisin and blueberry to savoury green onion and cheddar.


Family fun
Photo gallery: 8 fun things to do with your family this Victoria Day
Have fun with your family on Victoria Day with these eight ways to spend the holiday.





Fun things to do outdoors: Your complete guide to getting outside
Enjoy Canada's outdoor playground and make this your most fun-filled year ever. You'll find plenty of fun things to do outdoors, including clever camping tips, great grilling recipes and advice for planning the perfect picnic, inspiring ideas for fabulous outdoor fitness and more.


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