Slow Roasted Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glazed Berkshire Pork Belly on Du Puy Lentils

Serve this fabulous dish over double-smoked bacon and caramelized-onion Du Puy lentils  with a  Saskatoon berry gastrique. It’s a great combination. Rub for the Pork Belly: 5 lbs rind-on pork belly ¼ cup Kosher salt 2 tsp black pepper; restaurant grind 1 tbsp crushed caraway seeds 1 tbsp dry...

Creamy Broccoli, Cheddar and Mustard Chicken Chowder

An invigorating, hearty chowder, perfect for when the weather turns cold. Serve this soup with biscuits and a green salad for a light supper.  Use cooked, chopped turkey instead of chicken and/or stir in 1⁄4 cup (60 mL) chopped herbs, such as dill, parsley, basil at the end. Preparation Time:20...

Pork Chops and Mushrooms in a Creamy Mustard Maple Sauce

This one skillet pork dish is quick and family friendly. Served alongside roasted potatoes or on a bed of barley risotto the sauce, laced with maple syrup and mustard is a serious ‘keeper’.  Preparation Time:10 minutes Cooking Time:25 minutes 4 (6 oz./170 g) bone-in centre loin chops 1...

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)...

Pork Medallions with Apples

• 1/4 tsp (1 mL) garlic powder • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) poultry seasoning • 1/8 tsp (.5 mL) nutmeg • 6-7 oz (170-200 g) pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch (1.25 cm) slices • 1-2 tsp (5-10 mL) green peppercorns, crushed • 1 tsp (5 mL) canola oil • 1/2 green apple, unpeeled • 1/2 Tbsp (7 mL) canola oil • 1...

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...

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...

Black Currant Preserve

Because black currants have their own pectin, this recipe is about as easy as any can get. It will never be thick and jammy but it will be perfect on toast or as a black currant drink when boiling water is added. This recipe is easily multiplied. 2 cups (500 mL) sugar 1 cup (250 mL) water 1 cup...