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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…

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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…

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Canadian Recipes Soup

Butternut 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 amber colour suits the mood of a crisp and bright fall day.

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Breakfast Canadian Recipes

Pancakes from Scratch

Okay, I admit it! For me, pancakes are really just an excuse to get my fill of a local specialty, maple syrup. Most years, by late March, the typical spring thaw in Eastern Ontario and Southern Quebec is characterized by daytime highs that are a little above the freezing point and nights just below it.…