Home-style Turkey Soup

2 pounds cooked turkey, diced small 2 onions, diced 1 carrot, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 tablespoons butter 4 litres chicken or turkey stock 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 teaspoons thyme Salt and pepper to taste *Leftover additions: stuffing (chopped small), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, root vegetables (carrots/parsnips) Sweat onions, carrots, and celery in…

Turkey Tips for a Perfect Thanksgiving

You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20 pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20 pound turkey will…

Turkey Tips

  You will want to count on approximately 1-1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20-pound turkey should feed 10-15 people. This should leave some for the all-important leftovers. To thaw a frozen turkey safely you should place in the fridge and allow it to thaw slowly. A 20-pound turkey will take at…

Yellow Lentil & Pearl Barley Ratatouille

¼ cup dried lentils, yellow ¼ cup dried pearl barley 1 shallot, diced 1 ounce garlic, minced 1 heirloom tomato, diced 1 tablespoon sunflower oil ⅓ cup chicken stock or vegetable stock 2 tablespoons tomato paste ½ tablespoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon thyme Salt & pepper, to taste   Soak the lentils and…

Pumpkin Crumb Cake

4 eggs 2 cups white sugar 1 cup pumpkin pie filling 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup canola oil 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon ginger ¼ teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon nutmeg Topping: ½ cup flour ⅔ cups sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ½ cup…

Chef Neil’s Turkey Tips

Selecting a Bird Fresh or Frozen? Fresh birds tend to end up being juicier and more tender, however considerably more expensive. Frozen birds are economical and generally if cooked properly are moist and tender. You will want to count on approximately 1- 1.5 pounds of raw turkey per person so a 20 pound turkey should…

Braised Pork Belly on Buttermilk Biscuits

When autumn arrives, it always makes me turn to those items you cook low and slow, creating fabulous aromas in your home and keeping the kitchen warm and cozy! Here is a recipe that brings together both comfort of warm biscuits and slow cooked meat! -Chef Neil Start by brining your pork belly. Pork Belly…