Category Archives: Potatoes

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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Cornmeal Crusted Fried Trout, Garlic Baked Potatoes, and the Call of the Loon

A little bit of heaven; fresh-caught trout, cornmeal-crusted and fried to crunchy crispness just hours after it was swimming in the lake, and a steaming baked potato, buttery and rich with sweet roasted garlic.  I’m back from the lake. We … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Chicken Fingers and Stubby Fries (with Bacon!)

Golden crumbed chicken fingers go wonderfully with tasty little stubby fries, baked and tossed with crispy, chewy nuggets of bacon. Every now and then you just need to indulge. Cooking with Meredith It’s been cold and wintry outside, the roads … Continue reading

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Sorrel Soup (Sauerampfer Suppe) Makes me Smile

Clean, simple ingredients showcase the sprightliness of a classic sorrel soup. When we were children growing up in British Columbia, we gathered wild sorrel growing in the ditches along our country road. Nibbling the mouth-puckeringly sour leaves was a pleasure … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids: Sweet Potato Nachos

Load up a plateful of spiced Sweet Potato Nachos with all your favourite toppings for a healthy version of that popular southwest treat. Cooking With Meredith Oozing melted cheese, dollops of zesty salsa, olives, bacon, diced avocados, chicken – who … Continue reading

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Cooking With Kids: Homemade Gluten Free Playdough

Colourful, homemade, no-cook, gluten free playdough is a fun project to make with kids! Get the recipe here. Cooking with Amelia and Lincoln Making playdough with kids is almost as much fun as playing with it. Meet my two partners-in-crime … Continue reading

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Creamy, Cheesy, Lentil Mashed Potatoes

Add nutritious lentils and luscious cheese to mashed potatoes to turn them into the star of your next meal! My mom has never really liked potatoes, so all the years growing up, I thought I didn’t like them either. It’s … Continue reading

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Li’l Honey Lemon Fingerling Potatoes – Side Dish or Appetizer – Bet Ya Can’t Eat Just One!

Don’t you just love it when the underdog gets his moment of glory and steals the show? . . . when David beats Goliath, when Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree becomes the stunning centerpiece, . . . when the usually relegated-to-the-side-dish, … Continue reading

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Campfire Baked Potatoes, and a Glorious Lazy Week at the Cabin

Here’s a fantastic trick for making tender campfire baked potatoes that don’t burn! All you need is a campfire or grill. Summer cooking at its best! We are so lucky to be able to spend time at the cabin every … Continue reading

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Turkey and Potato Puff (or Cottage Pie)

Use up some of that leftover turkey from your feast to make cottage pie – a moist, flavourful meal-in-a-pan; tender bits of turkey or chicken swimming together with juicy mushrooms in a tasty gravy, all snuggled under a mashed potato … Continue reading

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