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Maple Crème Brûlée and a Trip to Québec City

Luscious, silky, maple-infused custard topped with a crackling layer of caramelized sugar, Maple Crème Brûlée is the stuff dreams are made of. (Skip to recipe) The last part of our little Canadian holiday took us to Québec City. See Part … Continue reading

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Real Canadian Poutine and a Trip to Ottawa and Montreal

Indulge in that iconic Canadian dish – poutine. What’s not to love about a plate of crispy fries, stretchy squeaky cheese, and a rich, luscious gravy? It’s pure comfort food; potatoes and gravy with a fantastic, flavour-boosted twist! Only in … Continue reading

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Apple Pumpkin Butter and a Cinderella Story

With a jar of this decadent Apple Cider Pumpkin Butter in your fridge, you can keep autumn in your kitchen even when winter winds howl. Slather a rich, golden spoonful onto toast, biscuits, or pancakes, or stir a dollop into … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Glazed Carrots

Elevate your carrots into this luscious plate of sweet, cider-glazed jewels – a stunning side dish. Bugs Bunny would approve. Carrots are a humble vegetable – the unnoticed wallflowers of the veggie world. Every garden grows them. Every market carries … Continue reading

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Spiced Hot Apple Cider

Cradle your hands around a steaming mug of sweetly spiced hot apple cider, take your first warming sip, and you’ll sigh and be glad that the colder weather is arriving. It’s a reason to celebrate autumn. (Skip to recipe) Start … Continue reading

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Sauerbraten

Want a special dish for your next Sunday dinner? How about a tangy German Sauerbraten – a wonderfully flavoured, simmered pot roast with a fantastic gravy? Oom-pa-pah! Bring on the Lederhosen! (Skip to recipe) Being German, I should have a … Continue reading

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Swiss Green Salad (Nüsslisalat) with Creamy Dressing and Chopped Egg

What is Nüsslisalat, you ask? It’s a tender green, usually grown in the fall in Switzerland and Germany, a type of corn salad. But don’t worry – you can substitute romaine lettuce and spinach and get to enjoy this simple … Continue reading

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Sweet Corn Pudding – A Special Side Dish

Looking for a special side dish for your Thanksgiving feast? Or maybe just a way to enjoy the tail end of summer’s corn harvest? Sweet, creamy, and sunshiny – corn pudding will be that special side dish having everyone sneaking … Continue reading

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Feuerwehrkuchen (Fire Brigade Cake)

Feuerwehrkuchen is a special German cake – buttery base, luscious sour cherry filling, nutty crumble, topped with fluffy whipped cream. What a grand way to celebrate an important occasion or just coffee with friends. (Skip to recipe) Life is short. Celebrate … Continue reading

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Evans Cherry Ginger Oat Crumble Bars

Use up some of your abundant Evans cherry harvest or raid your freezer stash for these delectable Oat Crumble Bars. The ruby red sour cherry filling peeks out between crumbly layers of sweet buttery oats. Warm ginger sings harmony, a … Continue reading

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