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...

macaroni and cheese

Baked Macaroni Tomato and Cheese

This dish is nice and easy and cheesy!  Thanks to the tomatoes it has amped up goodness. It makes a great main course for vegetarians.  You could serve some Italian sausage or meatballs on...

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...

Alhambra

Gazpacho

With origins in Spain’s, hot sunny Andalucía region, this chilled vegetable soup is perfect for a summertime al fresco lunch or as an appetizer with dinner on the patio.   With origins in Spain’s,...

vegetarian chili

Vegetarian Chili

Tracing its origins to the Mayan and Aztec staple foods, then adding influences from the settlers of the new-world, Chili has evolved alongside Mexican culture.  It comes alive with the signature Mexican spice combination...

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...