Glazed Beef Medallions with Feta

Beef Medallions with a flavour upgrade! The contrast of sweet and spicy from the red pepper jelly, paired with tangy Canadian feta cheese, makes for a simple and impressive main course.  Bonus points for making your own red pepper jelly.   2–3 tbsp (30–45 mL) hot pepper jelly 1 1/3 lb (600 g)...

Roasted Broccoli and Brussel Sprouts

If you think you don’t like cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and brussel sprouts, here’s a dish that will totally change your mind. And if you already like them, well – this will completely blow your mind. 3 cups (750 mL) broccoli florets 3 cups (750 mL) Brussels sprouts, halved 2 tbsp (30...

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...

Homemade Mayonnaise

Since so little mayonnaise (if any) on our supermarket shelves is a Product of Canada — and since it’s so very easy to make, here’s our recipe.  Update it with fresh herbs or minced garlic or simply use, as is, in a classic potato salad. Depending upon the acidity of the vinegar,...

Greek Yogurt (a.k.a. labneh )

The marketplace is full of a variety of brands of Greek yogurt – all expensive and rarely with 100% Canadian content.  It’s also one of the easiest ingredients to make at home!  Recipes abound…under the headings of ‘labneh’ or ‘yo-cheese’ but here’s...

Utterly Awesome Maple Butter Tarts!

After a flurry of comments and shares on an Instagram post I did of Stacey Kanelos’ butter tarts, I decided to take a run at them myself. Here’s the recipe. You’ll need 12 deep tart shells. I made them with a sweetened lard pastry using locally-milled whole wheat cake and pastry flour. I usually...

Winter Pear Clafouti

Canada’s great pear crop lasts, with proper storage, till mid-winter.  For this dish we like the rough-skinned Bosc. It’s a simple, egg-rich dessert so easy that even youthful bakers can whip it up. 2 tsps (10 m L) unsalted butter 1/3 cup (75 mL) + 1 tbsp (15 mL) granulated sugar 3...

Healthy Barley Waffles

When using barley flour with 4% beta-glucan content, 1 ½ waffles would contain over 3 grams  of beta-glucan, enough to meet the required daily intake for lowering cholesterol. 2 cups (500 mL) barley flour 4 tsps (20 mL) baking powder 1 tbsp (15 mL) sugar 2 cups (500 mL)  skim milk ¹⁄₃ cup ( 75 mL)...

Cheddar Parmesan Poutine

These French fries are a playful spin on a Quebecois favorite – lightened up with canola oil. Traditionally made with cheese curds, poutine in this recipe features cheddar and parmesan instead for sharper flavors. 4 Russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into uniform sticks 1 cup (250 mL) sharp...

Lentil & Cheese Quesadillas

2 Tbsp (30 mL) olive oil 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, crushed 15 oz (450 g) can lentils, drained and rinsed ½ tsp (2 mL) seasoning salt ½ tsp (2 mL) oregano ¾ cup (175 mL) Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese 6 flour tortillas Heat heavy skillet over medium heat; add oil and sauté onion,...