Categories
Canadian Dessert Recipes

Granny’s Butter Tarts

This iconic Canadian pastry is filled with butter, sugar, syrup, egg and raisins, then baked until the filling has gelled. Dating back to pioneer days, the genuinely beloved butter tart may be considered the quintessential Canadian treat.  Its origins can be traced back to Central Ontario with the first published recipe appearing in 1900 in…

Categories
American Canadian Condiments & Preserves Recipes

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 easier pallet, I became a fan of cranberry sauce.  Sometimes we’d have the canned stuff, but when we’d go to granny’s…

Categories
Canadian Recipes Soup Vegetarian

Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

The perfect starter to an autumn meal is this delicious puréed soup made from seasonal ingredients.

Categories
Canadian Dessert Featured Recipe Recipes

Niagara Peach Crisp

Fresh peaches baked with a splash of rum topped with a buttery oatmeal crumble and roasted pecans gives this seasonal dessert its intense flavour

Categories
Canadian Recipes Side Dish

Fiddleheads with Wild Garlic

Wild fiddleheads and wild garlic are available briefly in spring and are best eaten fresh. Combined in this simple recipe they are both a rustic treat and an urban delicacy. If you live in a big city and have country cousins, chances are you’ve heard one of them tell of picking fiddleheads and wild garlic. …

Categories
Canadian Dessert Recipes

Pouding Chomeur (Poor Man’s Pudding)

This old-time recipe is a simple cake baked in a hot maple caramel sauce. This recipe has been in the family since the 1930s. As butter and sugar were often scarce and relatively expensive in an era of rationing and frugality, desserts were a luxury that many of modest means could not afford.  Originating in…

Categories
Canadian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Maple Glazed Salmon

Salmon fillet baked with a maple butter glaze that’s ready in about 20 minutes. Living in the largest maple syrup producing region in the world, I am always in search of recipes that incorporate the natural goodness produced in our local sugar shacks. Any visitor to Quebec or Ontario in spring should make sure to…

Categories
Canadian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Baked Haddock in Mushroom Cheese Sauce

A maritime favourite, this easy-to-make dish is easily adaptable to other white fish or cheese varieties. A maritime favourite, this easy-to-make dish is easily adaptable to other white fish or cheese varieties.

Categories
American Canadian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Broiled Lobster Tails

Broiled with garlic, butter and seasoning, the less pricey small tails are easier to handle and cook in just a few minutes. If you’re a lobster fan like me, I am sure you’d eat it more often but it’s not readily available for us that don’t live on the coast or in large urban centres.…

Categories
Canadian Precooked Ingredients Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme Stuffing

This oven baked stuffing recipe goes well with roast chicken. Cook it in the oven alongside your chicken and you have the perfect companion for a fall or winter meal. This past fall, I visited the early 18th century windmill at Pointe du Moulin just west of Montreal and it made me appreciate how our…