Category: Canadian

Traditional Cranberry Sauce

Growing up, Thanksgiving or Christmas always included the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings.  But there was a down side; turkey gravy gave me indigestion.   So to make that dry turkey white meat...

squash soup

Squash Soup

This recipe was inspired by Canada’s First Nations people. The traditional diet of the Haudenosaunee or Iroquois is comprised of three staples that they call the three sisters: squash, beans and corn. The soup’s...

Raisin Pie

Old Fashioned Raisin Pie

In the days before refrigeration and air cargo shipments of fresh produce from all corners of the globe, fruit was almost considered a luxury item in winter.  Times were tough during the war years,...

green tomatoes

Green Tomato Relish

Those with vegetable gardens will appreciate this recipe at the end of tomato season. By early autumn in northern regions, when tomato plants have stopped ripening on the vines, it is a good idea...

salmon cedar plank

Salmon on a Cedar Plank

Plank cooking originates with the indigenous people of North America in the region that is now the U.S. Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, Canada.  Tribes living near the mighty rivers flowing from the coastal...

Tuna Casserole

This simple, economical recipe is made mostly with common pantry ingredients. Ask any college student in Canada, that cooks their own meals, what they have in their cupboard… No doubt, you already know the...

Niagara Peach Crisp

Have fresh peaches in season? Try this variation of crisp with its buttery, oatmeal crumbly topping. Baking the fruit really intensifies its flavour. If you are lucky enough to be in the Niagara region...