Drinks & Tips for the Heat Wave

Strawberry Rhubarb smoothie ½ cup rhubarb ½ cup strawberries 1 cup frozen yogurt (vanilla) 1 cup orange juice Honey to taste Blend in blender and enjoy! Rhubarb Soda 3 cups cut up rhubarb 1 cup sugar 4 cups water Boil for 1 hour. Pour through a sieve Add 2 Tbsp. syrup to 1 cup soda…

Cinnamon Churros

Ingredients: yield 16 – 18 pcs 1 cup water 3 tablespoons white sugar ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sunflower oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup AP flour, sifted 2 litres canola oil for deep frying ½ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon In a heavy saucepan, mix water, 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, vanilla, and…

Coffee Cake from my Favourite Aunt

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South I have been blessed with many Aunts that I loved for various reasons. My Auntie Shirley who I believe I take after was the Aunt I visited into adulthood and was there for me through thick and thin. I would drop in for a good dose…

Barbecue Burgers for a Rainy Day

1 pound lean ground beef 1 heaping tablespoon of Sara’s green stuff* 1 egg ¾ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper ¾ cups bread crumbs or cracker crumbs 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 finely chopped onion 1 can tomato soup Mix ground beef, Sara’s green stuff, egg, salt, pepper, and bread crumbs…

Grilled Sea Bass Skewers with Hawayaj & parsley

2 pounds Sea Bass 2 garlic cloves ½ teaspoon crushed chillies 1 cup chopped flat parsley 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoon olive oil Lemon wedge for serving Hawayej spice mix 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon coriander seeds 1.5 teaspoon cumin seeds 1/2 tablespoon ground cardamom 4 garlic clove 1.5 teaspoon ground turmeric…

Green Smoothie

2 large handfuls of fresh kale, chopped ½ cup pineapple, frozen ½ cucumber ½ banana ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, full fat ½ teaspoon turmeric Pinch of black pepper Water as desired (approximately ¼- ½ cup). Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Iced Soda Pops

Yield 8-10 portions Ingredients  10 ounces vanilla cream soda 10 ounces dark soda pop 2 cups water ½ cup sugar ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Pour sodas into individual bowls and whisk out the bubbles Combine sugar, water, and vanilla in a medium saucepot and simmer over medium high heat for 5 minutes. Remove from heat…

The Recipe that Inspired

By – Sara Brodsky, Culinary Services Coordinator – Calgary South   Alex Buckman was born in 1939 in Brussels. When the Nazis invaded Belgium, Alex’s family, in desperation, paid a Catholic family to protect their baby while they were sent to Auschwitz. Alex was sent from home to home when families feared they would be caught….

Barbecue Greek chicken wings

3 pounds chicken wings, separated to drumettes and wing 1 tablespoon Sara’s Green Stuff* 2 tablespoon Cavenders Greek seasoning 1 tablespoon lemon pepper Soak chicken wings in cold salt water for 1 hour. Drain and dry. Heat cast iron pan on high on barbecue. Toss wings with Sara’s Green Stuff, Greek seasoning, lemon pepper. Put…

Vanilla Blueberry Swirl Muffins

2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 2 eggs ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup melted butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon vanilla ¼ cup blueberry compote Preheat oven to 340°F Convection Bake, or 350°F Convection Humid.  Whisk together all dry ingredients. Whip together eggs and sugar, then add sour cream,…

Dark Chocolate Bundt Cake

2/3 cup cocoa 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour 2 cups sugar 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoons instant coffee granules 1 ½ cups orange juice or sour milk (not both) 3 eggs 1 ¼ cups oil Combine all dry ingredients in a food processor…

Chili Barbecue Ribs

Ingredients 4 lbs pork back ribs ¾ cup brown sugar ½ cup chili sauce ½ cup white vinegar 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce ¾ cup water 1 diced onion   Method Mix sauce pour over cut up ribs in a roaster, cover with foil. Put in low barbecue about 250 degrees for three hours. After three…