Cooking for a crowd can be a fun and gratifying task, it just takes a little planning. Watch as Anna Olson takes us through the essentials of throwing a great dinner party.
Anna Olson takes on the challenges of living a busy lifestyle. In this episode Anna Olson cooks for a team of firefighters with appetites only she can put out!
Anna's good friend Jennifer is getting married and Anna's bakes her the ultimate wedding gift.
It’s beautiful outside, so why not join Anna and her friends for an impromptu beach party. Anna prepares Roasted Pepper and Eggplant Salad and Three-Bean Salad before heading over to Minors Fisheries to pick up fresh local fish for her pièce de résistance: Lakeside Paella.
It’s a day at the horses races for Anna and her friends, but first a casual outdoor lunch. Travel with Anna to the local Fehrhaven Farms farm gate stand for fresh peaches to top off her decadent Triple Chocolate Brownies dessert.
The annual regatta is in town and everyone is in need of energy food to keep up the pace!
The local jazz and blues fest is in full swing, and Anna has planned the perfect picnic with Michael and their friends Bob and Jean.
Michael’s nephew Chris and his wife Ana are in town and they’ve been invited over for a lazy and relaxing brunch.
Anna’s niece, singer/song writer Carrie Catherine, is in town playing for a local fundraiser.
Anna’s friends Mike and Tina have a fabulous vegetable garden, and this year they’ve harvested more then they can handle. This episode of Fresh is all about preserving and creating meals based around preserved foods.
Anna’s been asked to judge a pie baking contest for the town’s local food festival, and this episode is all about pie inspired recipes!
For the past eight years Anna has participated in the Eat to the Beat breast cancer fundraising event. This event is all about healthy foods.
Anna’s good friend April is getting married, and for her wedding shower Anna is preparing the perfect ladies luncheon.
Michael’s co-worker at the local college is hosting a working lunch and Anna is catering a vegetarian meal.
Anna’s friend Susan is celebrating her fiftieth birthday with a dinner celebration with friends.
Anna’s parents are stopping by for Sunday dinner, and there’s nothing like comfort food to give you that cozy reassuring family feeling.
When friends with kids come over for dinner, Anna likes to take a different approach to ensure that everyone enjoys the meal!
Winemaker’s dinners are a popular trend, and Anna has prepared this formal yet fun dinner to compliment her favourite red wines from her friend’s winery.
Michael’s foodie family is coming to town, and what better inspiration for her meal then the current country harvest.
Anna’s friends are in town and she’s throwing a spontaneous dinner party with French flair for these last minute guests.
Michael’s had a busy week at work and his daughter Mika is busy with her school work, so comfort food is just what this family is asking for!
Anna and Michael have an evening alone together, and Anna’s preparing an herb inspired romantic dinner.
On a recent trip to France, Anna and Michael fell in love with Alsatian cuisine. Inspired by their vacation, Anna is preparing a reminiscent meal.
The Pingues are local producers of fine Italian Prosciutto and other salamis, and are adamant foodies just like the Olsons.
The relaxed Spanish style of enjoying tapas is an innovative way to share many flavours, and Anna has prepared four fabulous platters to share with her friends while enjoying glasses of flavour complimenting sherry.