Chef Sue visits Calgary

We had the pleasure of seeing Chef Sue from our Red Deer location here in our Calgary South store on Saturday.  She made some fantastic dishes and showed our customers how to use their cooking appliances and take advantage of their convection bake ovens. Chef Sue showed us how to make Avocado Lox Summer Rolls as…

Grilled Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

4 (5-inch) portabella mushroom caps 2/3 cup chopped Roma tomato ¼ cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 teaspoon olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon sesame oil ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh basil 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, crushed and chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice…

Mother’s Day Brunch

Here are some yummy treats you can serve Sunday morning. Compliments of Chef Sue at our Red Deer store. Lemon Cheesecake Pancakes 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 2 eggs, beaten 5 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1½ teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoons butter, melted & divided Confectioners sugar for dusting 1 teaspoon lemon juice ½ lemon, cut…

Trailblazer Quiche

3 strips bacon, cooked & diced 2 stalks green onion, chopped 1 small tomato, diced ¼ cup cheddar cheese, grated 3 eggs, large ¼ cup whipping cream Salt & pepper to taste 24 mini tart Shells Preheat oven to 390F on convection bake. Prepare bacon, green onion, and tomato, and set aside. Whip together the…

Cinco de Mayo – Let’s celebrate Mexican culture & cuisine!

Cinco de Mayo, a day to celebrate the Mexican culture, particularly their flavourful food…. and of course tequila! Here’s an easy to prepare item that can be added to a brunch table or a family pot luck dinner.  Roasted Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 1/4 cup…

Fish Tacos

This is Chef David’s, from our Saskatoon store, recipe. Looks good! 1½ pounds white fish fillets (cod, sole, tilapia, halibut, etc.) ½ cup all purpose flour ½ tablespoon white pepper ½ tablespoon sunflower oil ¼ head red cabbage, shredded ¼ head green cabbage, shredded 1 carrot, julienne ¼ cup mayonnaise ½ tablespoon lime juice ½…

Herbed Cheddar Biscuits

2 cups flour ¼ cup sugar 2½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 tablespoon oregano 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon white pepper ½ cup butter, frozen ½ cup whipping cream 1 large egg 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated Pre-heat oven on convection bake to 380F. Sift flour,…

Rotisserie Pork Loin

2-3 kg centre cut pork loin tied with string to hold the shape Seasoning rub (store bought will do as well): 2 teaspoons coarse salt, Kosher or sea 2 teaspoons brown sugar 2 teaspoons black pepper, freshly ground 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons thyme   Using…

Surf & Turf Kabobs

Here’s a delicious barbecue recipe that gives you an excuse to go outside and cook…no matter what the temperature! Beef Kabobs 6 oz. sirloin, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 red onion cut into 1 inch pieces 6 button mushrooms Marinade: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine ½ teaspoon prepared mustard ½ teaspoon…

Split Pea & Ham Soup

If you happen to have Easter leftovers, (although if you followed our recipe that we posted last week I’d be very surprised if there is any left over!) here is a great recipe that will make sure you use every last piece of that ham! 2 cups split peas, rinsed 6 cups cold water ¼…

Easter Chocolates

Do you like to make your own chocolates at home? Or perhaps you never have but want to give it a try? Chef David Hamilton from our Saskatoon store has some great tips to get you started! Selection of the chocolate is very important. A good quality chocolate melts smoothly and tastes better at the…

Good Old Fashioned Glazed Ham

If you are thinking about doing roasted ham as part of your Easter meal, here is a great recipe that will be sure to have you coming back for seconds! Ingredients: 1 smoked ham with the rind on, preferably the shank 1 cup apple cider or juice 1 cup crushed pineapple & juice ½ cup…