Many Salads, One Recipe
Jul18

Many Salads, One Recipe

Having a basic recipe at your fingertips in the kitchen makes life so much easier. This 100% Canadian vinaigrette is one that lends itself to countless variations for your summer salads. Always begin with a natural sweetener to balance the acid – maple syrup, apple butter even a squirt of local honey.  Our Shop Like a Canadian guide has tons of info.  We love apple cider vinegar but other locally fermented ones also are great....

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Garden Pesto
May12

Garden Pesto

This vibrant herb pesto is dairy-free and nut-free, almost reminiscent of an Argentinian chimichurri sauce, but with less tang, allowing the herbs to shine! By pulsing the herbs together and not over-mixing, you maintain a vibrant green colour.  Use it as a base for a fresh tomato salad or toss it with freshly cooked pasta.   Although pesto normally calls for olive oil, we like to keep it all-Canadian by using local sunflower or...

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Peppery-spiced Steak with Southwestern Ontario Summer Sauté
Jul27

Peppery-spiced Steak with Southwestern Ontario Summer Sauté

Beside this great (and easy) steak recipe, we’re pairing a Southwestern Ontario Summer Sauté. It’s a simple side-dish that’s supremely local with all the ingredients being sourced in SW Ontario, even the salt. It’s a perfect market-fresh pairing with the steak rubbed either with a Cajun spice mix or one you make in your own kitchen.  Use frozen corn if fresh corn is not in season and make with your favourite...

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Tangy Herb Potato Salad with Asparagus
Jul20

Tangy Herb Potato Salad with Asparagus

Atlantic Canada grows amazing potatoes…that’s why much of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s research is done there. This recipe, one provided by Taste of Nova Scotia, uses some of the finest ingredients of the Province.  2 + 1/2 kg baby or fingerling potato 14 asparagus spears, cut into small angular pieces 2 tsp. grainy Dijon 2 tsp dijon 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar 1/2 tbsp sugar 1/2 tbsp honey 3/4 cup sunflower oil...

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Zucchini-Corn Pancakes with Herbed Yogurt Sauce
Jul11

Zucchini-Corn Pancakes with Herbed Yogurt Sauce

This is fabulous skillet late summer brunch, lunch or dinner!   Cara provides this tip. “To make your own oat flour, clean out your coffee grinder and grind what you need. Alternatively, you could grind a larger batch in a food processor.” 2 medium zucchini/summer squash, grated and squeezed dry ½ cup corn kernels 2 scallions, thinly slices ¼ cups basil, chopped 1 large egg, beaten ½ cup oat flour or all-purpose flour 2...

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