Great great great grandmeres salad

Early gardeners were a practical bunch, growing food that kept well and matured properly in our short growing season. Beets were a staple in the 18th century. According to the researchers at Parks Canada, beet salad was probably served at most suppers and banquets at Chateau St. Louis, a historic site which was the home […]

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Canadian Army Molasses Cookies

The Canadian Army Cook’s Manual was the official way to feed the troops in 1946. The recipe was designed to feed a lot of people… well, to feed an army. This is a scaled down version. Ingredients: 1 cup molasses 1 cup shortening ½ cup sugar 1 cup sour milk 1 ½ tsp baking soda […]

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Cherries for Victoria

Cherries Jubilee For nearly two centuries, Canadians have been celebrating the birthday of Queen Victoria, shooting off fireworks and having picnics on May 24 since at least the 1830s. The date is still the official birthday of the monarch, but for most of us the really significant part of the date is that it marks […]

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Cooking with Fire

A Family Day cookout is a tradition for many of us. And while there’s nothing wrong with hotdogs and s’mores, why not take your campfire cooking to the next level? Sweet onions roasted in the embers, spider dogs for the kids, and even a smoked whiskey cocktail for you. Most on-the-fire cooking takes little preparation […]

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