Monthly Archives: July 2011

Banana-Walnut Chocolate-Chunk Cookies

What is it about cookies that makes them so irresistible? I can turn down a piece of cake with ease, but a cookie? Look out! Seems that Ormie the Pig and I have something in common . . . Straight … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Tarts: Only in Canada, you say? . . . Pity.

The Cree people from the Canadian prairies knew a good thing when they found it, or rather, them. Aboriginal peoples and early settlers in Western Canada have been eating saskatoons for hundreds of years. They are also known as Prairie … Continue reading

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Saskatoon and Blue Cheese Dip

I stopped in at the Saskatoon Berry Farm to pick up just a few berries to make one of my favourite summertime desserts: saskatoon berry tarts. I left with a 5 pound box, a jar of jam, a handful of … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Coffee Cake

1 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2 eggs 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream 1 cup Saskatoon berries Filling: 3 tbsp. … Continue reading

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Saskatoon Berry Jam Pie

This recipe comes from the Saskatoon Berry Farm in Cobble Hill, BC. It is reminiscent of the old raspberry coconut bar recipe that is usually on a sweets tray at Christmas time. The concensus around the table was to add … Continue reading

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Chantal’s Bean Salad

I don’t usually get excited about white beans. To me they pale in comparison to the robust flavour of black or kidney beans. I can’t think of a better way to flavour white beans than to combine them as they … Continue reading

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Need a date for Folk Fest?

Here’s Laura and Emma’s recipe for date balls! 1 lb pitted Medjool dates zest and juice of one organic lemon 1/2 cup walnuts 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 tbsp. cocoa powder Process all ingredients in food processor until the … Continue reading

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Raspberry Chicken Salad

The “Raspberries” sign at Silverside Farm beckoned me in and I found myself leaving with a pint of raspberries, a bag of garlic scapes and the biggest head of romaine I’ve ever seen. On the way home, I contemplated what … Continue reading

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Pesto Potato Salad

For almost a year, I have been saving a little jar of pesto that I purchased in Levanto, a designated Slow City or Cittaslow, on the Ligurian coast in Italy. I don’t know why I haven’t used it until now. … Continue reading

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Strawberries–Get them before they’re gone!

Two recipes here: Summertime Strawberry Arugula Salad and Strawberry Flan Strawberry season is almost over, but I just heard today that the Saskatoon berries will be ready soon :)

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Chicken Kabob Marinade–stop searching now

Stop searching. This is the best marinade for chicken kabobs. It produces tender juicy barbecued chicken with a punch of flavour. It gets rave reviews whenever I make it. Best of all, it doesn’t call for soy sauce which can … Continue reading

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Summertime Strawberry Arugula Salad

Fresh strawberries in the local markets mean that summer, my favourite season, is finally here. My childhood summertime memories of are of sunshine streaming through the apple tree and into my bedroom window, slathering homemade strawberry jam on toast for … Continue reading

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