Canning Recipes

Looking for new ways to try out your canning skills? Here are some recipes we’ve been making. For a complete canning how-to, check out our posts Canning 101 and Canning 201, or download our guide How to Can Your Harvest. RHUBARB KETCHUP 4 cups rhubarb, diced2 med onion, diced3/4 cup cider vinegar3/4 cup packed brown sugar3/4 cup cane sugar1 can tomato – 28 oz1 tsp … Continue reading Canning Recipes

Jammin’: Our Best Jammy Recipes

Whether you’re a jam lover or not (and we are), jam is the gateway preserve. It’s the preserve you learn first, that encourages you to learn to make other preserves. Here are a few of our jammy favourites. And for a complete canning how-to, check out our posts Canning 101 and Canning 201, or download our guide How to Can Your Harvest. EASY APPLE RHUBARB … Continue reading Jammin’: Our Best Jammy Recipes

Make the Most of Your Herb Garden

There’s nothing nicer than having access to a few pots of fresh herbs growing in your kitchen, and a big basil or oregano plant in the garden – we love being able to add fresh herbs to our cooking at a moment’s whimsy. And if you have a few plants outside that grow really well (or if you get big bunches of herbs from your … Continue reading Make the Most of Your Herb Garden

So Much Rhubarb!

Ahhhh…‘tis the season for rhubarb. It always seems that folks that don’t have rhubarb in their gardens can’t get enough of this astringent veggie, and those that don’t want it can’t get it out of their garden. If you don’t want it, you probably just don’t know how versatile it is. We’re going to share a few of our favourite recipes to remedy that. STEWED … Continue reading So Much Rhubarb!

It’s Springtime! 10 Seasonal Recipes to Impress Your Guests

We’re sharing a guest post from Farmers’ Markets Cooperative of Nova Scotia, featuring 10 recipes with our favourite fresh, seasonal ingredients, like asparagus, fiddleheads and rhubarb. Time to head to the market! 1. Asparagus and Mushroom Galette with Goat Cheese, Bacon and Balsamic Reduction Photo and Recipe by Kevin Lynch 2. Rhubarb Vinaigrette Photo and recipe by Dinner With Julie. Get the recipe HERE. 3. Spring … Continue reading It’s Springtime! 10 Seasonal Recipes to Impress Your Guests

Summer Cooking Class Recipes: Dragon Burgers and Kale Chips

It feels like summer’s FINALLY arrived! It certainly felt that way during our Summer Picnic cooking class, where we prepared and and then feasted upon Inside-Out Dragon Burgers with Herbed Mayo, Honey Balsamic Strawberry Salad, Roasted Kale Chips and Smashed Potatoes.    Our instructor, Elisabeth Bailey rounded out the meal with some homemade rhubarb-ade and some honey-mint ice cream that was simply incredible.  I could definitely … Continue reading Summer Cooking Class Recipes: Dragon Burgers and Kale Chips

Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding, potatoes and vegetables

Local Food for the Holidays

This past weekend, my husband’s family came to town to celebrate Christmas with us. We wanted a nice celebratory dinner, but we’ll all be doing turkey next weekend, so that seemed like overkill. After some thought, and with the help of my good friend Google, I decided to go for a British style roast beef dinner, complete with Yorkshire puddings. I had fun, tried a … Continue reading Local Food for the Holidays