Category Archives: Canadian Food

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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Apricot and Evans Cherry Crisp

This marriage of apricots and tart Evans cherries is made in summer-fruit heaven. Top it with crispy, oaty, buttery crumbs for a fantastic dessert. (Or a delicious breakfast – I won’t tell.) Skip to recipe. The Evans cherries are almost … Continue reading

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The Mighty Mushroom Hunters (and Some Giant Puffball Recipes)

Giant puffballs make some mighty fine eating! If you’re lucky enough to find one in a field or forest’s edge, try whipping up a few of these delicious puffball recipes. This has been the autumn of puffballs in our house. … Continue reading

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Spicy Zucchini Salsa

Make up a big batch of this zesty, spicy zucchini salsa to use the glut of zucchinis overflowing your garden, and you can enjoy the harvest bounty all winter long. (Skip to recipe) The Zucchini Monster has struck again! He … Continue reading

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Lazyman Skillet Bannock – Cooking at the Cabin

This simple skillet bannock is made for the lazy man (or woman). Stir it up like a pancake batter and in no time you can have a slab of warm, tender bannock to slather with butter. Summer has been busy. … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: ‘Rickety Uncles’ – Easy No-Bake Cookies

Rickety Uncles are no-bake cookies that only use 5 ingredients and take 15 minutes to make. Peanutty toffee and crunchy flakes – they may look rickety but they taste fantastic! Cooking with Meredith I know. Another no bake cookies treat. … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Banana Boats Cooked Over the Campfire

Banana Boats are a gooey, sweet classic dessert to cook over the campfire – utterly delicious, and they need only three ingredients and a few minutes to put together! Cooking with Meredith Yay! It’s summertime! And that means campfires and outdoor … Continue reading

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Green Salad with Spruce Tips – a Springtime Treat

Pick a handful of soft new spruce tips from your backyard tree to add a wonderfully interesting flavour to a spring salad – herby, resiny, and softly citrusy. My yard has been sleeping. I’ve been waiting so patiently for the … Continue reading

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It’s Pumpkin Pie Time (and this one’s dairy free and egg free)

Celebrate the autumn colours with a rich and delicious gluten free, dairy free, and egg free pumpkin pie (in case you have to cook for loved ones with allergies). It tastes so good you can’t even tell the difference! This … Continue reading

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