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,...

Apple & Cider Cobbler

Cheddar cheese and apple pie is a classic combination.  This recipe takes it to new heights by adding Canadian cheddar cheese into the biscuit topping of the cobbler. Serve with a dollop of Canadian cream or vanilla ice cream. 8 cups (2 L) peeled apples, cubed cut in wedges 1 1/2 cups (375 mL)...

New Vegetable Hodge Podge

This very traditional Maritime recipe was perfected by Haligonian food writer Marie Nightingale. It is reminiscent of the early spring time stew from Quebec known as Boulli…a one-pot meal which has meat added. Hodge Podge, on the other hand, relies solely on the freshest vegetables and lashings of...

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...

Chilled Sour Cream-laced Cucumber Soup

This is our absolute favourite summer soup! 2 English cucumbers 1 tbsp (15 mL) butter 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil 1 small onion, minced. 2 tbsps (30 mL) all purpose flour 3 cups (750 mL) chicken or vegetable stock Salt and white pepper, to taste 1 cup (250 mL) sour cream or buttermilk 1 garlic...

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...