Author Archives: Margaret

Juniper Berry and Raisin Stuffed Pork Chops over the Campfire

Juniper berries add a woodsy note to sweet raisins in these stuffed pork chops. They can be grilled, pan-fried, or cooked over a campfire for smoky flavor. For me it’s not really summer until I get to spend a few … Continue reading

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How to Pit Evans Cherries

Here’s a nifty little trick for easily pitting the juicy, tart Evans cherries. Every year I play Russian Roulette with the picking of our Evans cherries. I think they taste the sweetest and best if I wait until after a … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – a Cool Soup for a Hot Day

Cool and refreshing, a bowl of chunky gazpacho loaded with fresh veggies is the perfect light meal or starter on a hot summer day. (Plus, it’s an easy make-ahead.) On these hot days I often don’t feel like cooking – … Continue reading

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Macaroni Salad with Two Dressings

Nothing beats a traditional macaroni salad for your summer picnic or barbecue. Customize it with your favourite veggies and dressing to please all appetites. I won! I won! I won! Well, I didn’t really win, but I did win second … Continue reading

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Prairie Mess (‘Eton Mess’ with Saskatoons and Rhubarb)

Luscious prairie fruits turn this version of Eton Mess into a unique and special dessert. I turned around, blinked a few times, and my saskatoon bushes went crazy. Our drought this year has been hard on gardens and crops, and … Continue reading

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