Canadian Couscous and Emmental Salad

The unique texture and mild flavour of couscous lends a light-yet-satisfying quality to this salad, making it equally suitable as a main course or a hearty side dish. Great for picnics and potlucks. 1/4 cup (60 mL) dried cranberries  1 cup (250 mL) Canadian couscous 1/3 cup (75 mL) BC Hazelnuts 3...

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...

Honey-Tarragon Salad Dressing for Fresh Greens

This is my go-to dressing for summery greens. Use your imagination and add fresh summer fruit like blueberries or sliced strawberries, petals from a few favourite edible flowers…we love tulips, nasturtiums and begonia blossoms! All canola oil sold in Canada IS Canadian. Sadly, not the same for...

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,...

Homemade Tomato Ketchup

One of the mother sauces, ketchup has roots in many cultures and it was always home made. I’ve streamlined this by draining and pureeing canned tomatoes. You’ll need 2 – 28oz/796 mL tins of whole Product of Canada canned tomatoes.  Break them apart with your hands, removing seeds if you wish....

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...

Annapolis Cider Vinegar & Poppyseed Dressing

Across Canada apple cider vinegar is being made in small, artisanal batches. In Cambridge, Nova Scotia, Boates Farm (www.boatvin.com) is producing what they are calling a “balsamic style apple cider vinegar.” When I picked up a bottle at their great roadside stand, I immediately thought of a...

Honey-Tarragon Salad Dressing for Fresh Greens

This is my go-to dressing for summery greens. Use your imagination and add fresh summer fruit like blueberries or sliced strawberries, petals from a few favourite edible flowers…we love tulips, nasturtiums and begonia blossoms! All canola oil sold in Canada IS Canadian. Sadly, not the same for...

Warm Balsamic Lentil Salad

The friend who shared this recipe writes that he uses it under his grilled salmon fillets. It’s great with the balsamic-style cider vinegar from Nova Scotia, maple vinegar from Quebec, an off-dry wine vinegar from Niagara or the fabulous, authentically-made, balsamic from Venturi-Schultz Vancouver...

Roasted Beet Salad with Feta

We love the addition of sunflower seeds and tart green apple with earthy beets and salty feta cheese. Tip: If removing beet skins leaves you “red-handed”, just rub with sea salt and lemon juice until the beet juice stains are gone. This trick works on wooden cutting boards, too....

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