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)...

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...

Chipotle and Apple Turkey Burgers with Mustard Herb Aioli

Mixing a bit of heat from the chipotle, a bit of sweet thanks to the apple and a bit of zip from the three kinds of mustard, these are moist and favourful burgers the whole family is sure to love. The herb aioli is absolutely fantastic when served with grilled chicken or fish, or as a dip for...

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...

Cheddar, Chive and Mustard Spelt Biscuits

These light and cheesy savoury biscuits, with pops of bright mustard flavour, are wonderful when spread with lashings of butter. Serve alongside bowls of soup or stew for a comforting meal. If so inclined, do make a double batch as they freeze remarkably well. Vary the cheeses using shredded Swiss...

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...

Mustard Roasted Asparagus with Breadcrumbs and Herbs

Tender asparagus, salty cheese, crisp crumbs, tangy mustard and aromatic herbs make this a stellar side dish or even an appetizer course. Serve alongside grilled chicken or fish. If you have an end of a baguette or any fresh bread that has dried out, break it into a few pieces and pulse it in the...

Shepherd’s Pie with Sweet Potato and Mustard Mash

Classic comfort food made fantastic with the addition of a mellow mustard sweet potato mash and a hearty beef filling loaded with vegetables, herbs and two kinds of mustard. Any leftovers warm up great the next day. Preparation Time:30 minutes Cooking Time:35 minutes TOPPING: 1 lb (500 g) sweet...

Beet, Bocconcini and Tomato Lentil Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

Making use of sweet, ripe tomatoes and fresh herbs, the secret ingredient in this beet and lentil salad is a good Dijon-style mustard. It’s great to take along on summer picnics and potlucks. Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time:30 minutes SALAD: 2 cups (500 mL) cooked green beluga...