Baked Ham and Egg Cup

This quick and easy baked egg in a cup is perfect for a weekend breakfast or brunch. The combination of Canadian Havarti cheese and egg is delicious and you can assemble the ramekins ahead of time and bake them when needed, making this a great dish to serve for a group. 1 large slice of ham 1/4...

Nana’s (Utterly Fabulous) Multi-Grain Rolls

When Joan Heath of Radisson, Saskatchewan, shared this great recipe, she explained its title. “My mom (a.k.a. Nana to our children, Audra and Aidan) bakes the best rolls and bread that I have ever had. So light and fluffy. She didn’t start until she was in her 40’s. I had no interest...

Savoury Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Mustard and Apples

This simple pork dish, elegant enough for company, is made even better by browning the roast and onions before adding them to the slow cooker. Apples, herbs and two kinds of mustard ensure the pork has a lovely balance of both sweet and savoury. Thinly sliced leftovers make great sandwiches the...

Smoked Bacon Lentil Ragout

When Dana was at The Waterfont Centre she had a marvellous herb garden.  After the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, the Waterfront was the second hotel in Canada to have its own bee hives. When Dana  Hauser worked there she was the first female executive chef in the entire Fairmont chain.  She served...

Spicy Winter Squash Soup

This soup is light and has tons of flavour. Dollop it with good plain yogurt or a swirl of buttermilk.  It may be made with any of the dark yellow winter squash varieties or local sweet potatoes. 1 large cooking onion, chopped 2 Tbsp (30 mL) canola oil 3 garlic cloves, chopped coarsely ½ – 1...

Grilled Salmon with Dijon-Raspberry Vinaigrette

1 Tbsp (15 mL) canola oil  1/2 cup (125 mL) black currant or grape juice concentrate  1/2 cup (125 mL) chopped fresh cilantro  1/4 cup (60 mL) grainy Dijon mustard 1/4 cup (60 mL) fresh lime juice 1 salmon fillet, about 13 oz or 370 g 1 head dark green leaf lettuce 3 cups (750 mL) frozen...

Summer Strawberry Pavlova

There’s a debate at to the real origin of Pavlova…New Zealanders claim it but it was a fabulous Australian cook, June Pearson, who shared this recipe with me a few years ago.  In Australia baking must be fast and easy, particularly in the summer when the thermometer soars but when...

Prairie Grain Cookies

This is another recipe from the Saskatchewan farm kitchen of Joan Heath.  It’s packed with flavour and travels so well that she frequently uses it as part of the lunches she prepares for her husband Corey as he works their thousands of acres of wheat, lentils, canola and beans. 1 cup (250 mL)...

Smoky Honey-mustard Beef Brisket

Perfectly suited for a casual gathering, the complex flavours of smoke with rich overtones of mustard and honey linger in this beautiful roasted brisket! Marinate ahead and then barbecue-smoke for easy hands-off cooking! Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 hrs Yields: 12 Servings 2 heads garlic 1 large onion,...

Big Barbecued Beef Ribs

Heather Travis of The Beef Information Centre writes: “Not for sissys, these gooey ribs offer rib-eating satisfaction from ear to ear and are great for dramatic presentation. ” Cook’s Notes: Use a bottled Smoky Barbecue-Flavoured sauce to save time. Small cans of chipotle peppers can...

Summer Black Cherry Clafoutis

The recipe is easy and very forgiving. The buttermilk adds another layer of flavour and it’s really quite spectacular. Please use only Canadian black cherries…our growers need our support because tons are shipped in before our season can begin and are grown with way fewer rules.  3 cups (750...