Jen Snively of Ontario, Canada
As the oh so typical Canadians that we are, my family, friends and I went camping for the long weekend at Long Point Provincial Park, a beautiful park on the north shore of Lake Erie. Our campsite was as close to the beach as you can get – from our campfire we could see the lake, only about 50 metres away.
After spending Aug. 1st in the sun, with some Canadian beer, swimming and playing games, at 6pm we fired up the campfire to cook Ontario Corn Fed Beef steak ends, seasoned in Montreal steak-spice, served on a bun with cheese. Also on the menu was my mom’s home-grown potato salad with eggs from my sister’s organic chickens, and coal-roasted sweet corn from a local roadside stand.
By the time we were done, all we could do was relax by the fire, covered in bug spray to keep the mosquitos away!
A wonderful way to spend the day with family and friends and eat the best that Canada has to offer!
MY FAVORITE POTATO SALAD
5 lbs potatoes cooked til tender with skins on, cooled in the frig overnight, peeled and cut small. Sprinkle liberally with white vinegar and toss before adding rest of the ingredients.
6 eggs cooked, cooled and chopped fine
few radishes chopped fine
1 cup green onions chopped fine
1 stalk celery chopped fine
salt and pepper to taste
1 whole batch of Home-Made Mayonnaise
Mix all ingredients together and chill well.
1 small clove garlic
4 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp. white sugar (optional)
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. dry mustard
¼ tsp. paprika
dash cayanne pepper
1 ¼ cup light olive oil (divided)
Mince 1 small clove garlic in large bowl. Mix in eggs, vinegar and spices with 2 T. of the oil til well mixed. Add the rest of the oil in a very fine stream and mix well til it’s nice and thick.
This is never as thick as store bought mayonnaise but the flavor is out of this world! Different spices, oils, vinegars, herbs can be substituted/added to make it taste like what you love.