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…

Irish Cottage Pie

Irish Cottage Pie We have all heard of Shepherds Pie….well this is similar but utilizes ground beef instead of lamb…leaving the “shepherd” out of the equation. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, diced 3-4 large carrots, diced 1 cup frozen peas 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, chopped…

Ready for a new barbecue? Here are some things to think about.

There is nothing like barbecue season to bring family and friends together and celebrate the glories of warm weather. The smell and taste of grilling edibles enticing palates, making that cold beer or libation of choice more enjoyable to swallow. Before you rush out to buy a barbecue, consider the following to assist you in…

Tips to get your barbecue ready for spring!

Barbecuing Year-round? Sure!  Weather permitting, barbecuing is done year-round.  Traditionally however, spring is the perfect time to prep and clean your grill.  As we all know, summers in Alberta and Saskatchewan are short so we have to pack in as much barbecuing as we can.  Keeping your barbecue in tip-top shape is essential to its…

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones with Salted Caramel Glaze

Banana Chocolate Chip Scones with Salted Caramel Glaze  2 cups flour ½ cup sugar 2½ teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, frozen ½ cup whipping cream 1 large egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 fresh banana, cut into small chunks 1 cup chocolate chips Salted Caramel Topping Pre-heat oven on convection bake…

Kitchen Tools Chefs Can’t Live Without.

A Mortar and Pestle is for fine control over the spice grinds for your rubs, because the texture is half the battle, after all. Too coarse, and it can be rough on the palate. Too fine, and the mix may become pasty when cooked. Plus you get to feel like an old fashioned alchemist.  

Quinoa Granola Bars

Quinoa Granola Bars 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 cup whole rolled oats ½ cup raisins ½ cup dried apricots, chopped ½ cup chocolate chips 2 tablespoons canola oil 3 tablespoons brown sugar ¾ cup liquid honey ½ cup peanut butter ¼ teaspoon salt Toast uncooked quinoa and whole rolled oats on a cookie sheet on convection…

Ranges that WOW!

Miele introduced a few new products to their already impressive collection. Probably the most exciting thing to come out was the launch of their free-standing ranges.  Until now, you only had the option of cooktop/wall oven combination, but now anyone can enjoy Miele’s amazing cooking products without having to re-design their kitchen. One of their…

Irish Soda Bread

2 cups flour 2 cups whole wheat flour 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 tablespoons butter, cool 1 cup raisins or currants, or 1 1/2 tablespoons caraway seeds, or nothing 1 egg, beaten 2 cups buttermilk Preheat oven on convection bake at 425F. Sift together the flours, sugar, salt and…