Elegant Valentine’s Dinner for 2

Chef Lawntz Vernon of our Edmonton South store shares his recipe for a dinner for two. Vol-Au-Vent Ingredients: 1 box frozen patty shells/pastry 12 asparagus spears Salt Pepper Oil 3 tablespoons butter 20—34/38 raw shrimp, tails removed “Old Bay” Seasoning 1 cup flour ½ cup 18% cream 120 gram crab meat fresh, frozen or canned…

Raspberry Cocoa

Chef David has whipped up some  Raspberry Cocoa to keep you warm! Ingredients: 1 cup 2% milk ⅓ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 tablespoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon salt 2 ounces semi-sweet bakers chocolate, chopped fine 1 cup whipping cream ¼ cup icing sugar 2 teaspoons raspberry drink crystals Method: With an electric…

Bacon Mac & Cheese

Hands down, Mac N Cheese is cheesy, yummy comfort food. Zest it up with some bacon and mmmm, mmmm, great! Bacon/Bechamel Sauce: 5 Strips maple peppered bacon 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups cold milk 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1 pinch ground nutmeg 1 pinch cayenne pepper,…

Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

Soup is a great comfort food especially in the thick of winter. What better way to keep us snug than a bowl of Chicken Noodle Soup? Not only is this recipe great in taste, it is also a great source of protein, vitamins & minerals which help us fight germs. Ingredients: 100 grams egg noodles,…

Food Trends in 2020

The beginning of a New Year is always exciting in many ways. It’s the time of year we tend to make promises to do more of this and less of that. The most common goal, to eat healthier, is set to counteract all the indulgent foods we’ve ingested the couple of months of Christmas revelry,…

Balsamic Bruschetta

Bruschetta is the appetizer perfect for all occasions or to have for anytime snack. Full of flavour and nutrition, our Chef David added the sweetness of honey to tame the balsamic vinegar. Ingredients: 3 Roma tomatoes, finely diced 1 purple shallot, finely diced 2 tablespoons garlic, finely diced 4 medium basil leaves, finely diced 1…

Christmas Stuffing

Anyway you serve it, stuffing can sometimes take the stage from the turkey. Here’s a novel way of presenting it. Ingredients: 1 loaf white bread (stale but not brittle) 1 white onion, diced 3 stalks green onion, diced 6 strips bacon, cut small (lardon) ½ cup sundried cranberries 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper…

Hearthy Eggnog

Perfect for family Christmas or any time while reading a book snuggled in your cosy blanket during the cold months. Ingredients 4 cups milk 5 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 12 egg yolks 1 ½ cups sugar 2 ½ cups light rum 4 cups light cream 2 teaspoons vanilla extract…

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

No, it’s not St. Paddy’s day! Just chocolate chip cookies, elevated with mint!….mmmm…mmmm…great! Ingredients 2 cups flour ½ cup vanilla pudding mix (dry) ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt ½ cup butter, softened 1 cup white sugar 1 egg ½ cup sour cream 1 tsp mint extract 10-12 drops green food colouring 1 ½…

Happy Turkey Cooking!

Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to be juicier and more tender, however more expensive. Frozen birds can also be moist and tender if cooked properly and they are more economical. When buying, allocate about 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person. For example, a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people and still leave…

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rolls are ‘feel good’, ‘hit the spot’ kinds of food. Our recipe below is herb-snazzy. Ingredients 2 heads savoy cabbages or green cabbage, (each 2lb/1 kg) 2 tablespoons butter 2 large white onions, sliced ¼ teaspoon caraway seeds, crushed ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 2 cans (each 28…