Just like Saskatoon berries, raspberries are in full force at our family acreage. Raspberries are great for freezing, eating fresh or making jams, but I was interested in making something more with them, so when I saw this recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to give it a try! A friend also tried this recipe but switched up some of the dark chocolate with milk chocolate and it tasted amazing, so I kept that change when I made the bars for one of our Sunday family dinners. Let’s get to the recipe so you can try it for yourself. Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fruit
Tagged bar, bars, chocolate, dark, easy, milk, pie, raspberries, raspberry
Where we come from, a tasty little berry lives in the plenty: The Saskatoon Berry. These berries are sweet, slightly tart and nutty in flavor. Our parents have quite a few Saskatoon berry bushes in their fruit orchard, so come late July and early August, it’s Saskatoon berry galore.
I made this pie for a redneck day (shooting guns and bows, quadding through mud, exploring old farm yards, campfires and scouting moose, elk, owls and deer) at my Uncle Waz and Auntie Rita’s farm. People always talk up pies and I think it’s because they have the expectation that they are hard to make. But try this recipe, and you’ll quickly see that they are actually an easy, quick and delicious desert. Let’s get to the recipe so you can try it out yourself. Continue reading
Posted in Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Pie
Tagged easy, homemade pie crust, lattice, leaf edge, pie, pie crust, saskatoon, saskatoon berries, saskatoon berry
Barbecue season is here! To celebrate, Carlene and I were asked to talk about barbecuing on CBC Radio’s Saskatoon morning show, and to share some barbecue recipes that differed from the usual steak and burgers. Although we already have a fair bit of unique BBQ recipes on the blog, it got me thinking about the other things I have barbecued but never blogged.
I love grilling squash, veggies, fruit, grilled cheese, you name it, I’ll grill it! With all those on my mind, I settled on making something with grilled peaches. That way I could incorporate it into a main dish, as well as a dessert!
Posted in Barbecue, Chicken, Dinner, Fruit, Grilled, Lunch, Salad
Tagged arugula, Barbecue, barbecued chicken, chicken breast, Goat Cheese, grilled chicken, grilled peaches, peach, Prosciutto, recipe, walnut
I’ve been having the oatmeal cravings like mad lately. Perhaps it has something to do with the winter and feeling the need for a hearty/healthy breakfast, or maybe it’s because I keep seeing little mason jars filled with oatmeal and other wonderful things online? Just look at that beautiful little jar of goodness! I just want to dig my spoon in right now.
Thanks to my latest Tablespoon.com video project “How to Seed a Pomegranate”, I had an abundance of pomegranate seeds that needed to be used up and this seemed like the perfect opportunity!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Fruit, Healthy, Snack, Snack
Tagged almond, arils, breakfast, brown sugar, chia seeds, cinnamon, easy, muesli, oatmeal, oats, overnight oatmeal, pomegranate, quick, recipe, yogurt
It’s hard to believe fall is already here with the trees transforming into hues of golden yellow, burnt red and rusted orange. While fall leaves some feeling a bit blue, knowing that summer is ending and winter is only around the corner, but for me – I LOVE it! Cool but still warm temperatures, the ability to relish in the last moments of the summer sun, the fashion (boots, boots, boots! Can’t forget the cozy scarves and sweaters) and not to mention great fishing, and something new for me this year – hunting! Another fall bonus is the harvest season – veggies and fruits galore!!! This year a friend shared some beautiful Saskatchewan grown apples with me, along with an apple pie and crisp that she and her mom made (This crisp was probably the best crisp I’ve ever had. The caramel like coated apples had me at first bite). You seriously can’t get a person that’s more kind and generous as she is! These apples deserved to be transformed into something delicious and this is where this recipe comes in, so let’s get to it.. Continue reading
Posted in Canning, Fruit
Tagged allspice, Apple, apples, canned, canning, Chutney, Garlic, ginger, indian, Mustard, saskatchewan, spice
I have been the fortunate recipient of a very large box of crab apples…
Unfortunately most of them aren’t ripe…
Having been picked a couple weeks too early, they are quite sour. In my efforts to use them up, I have been cooking the apples to sweeten them and using them as an oatmeal topping. As I was cooking the apples, it dawned on me “why am I not posting this on the blog?”. Of course, once that crossed my mind, I grabbed my camera and took a few shots so I could share it with all of you wonderful people!
Posted in breakfast, Easy, Fruit, Pie
Tagged Apple, apple pie, apple pie oatmeal, apple pie spice, breakfast, crab apples, oatmeal, quick oats, recipe
I think i’m gonna start baking this dessert just so I can keep saying “and for dessert we have a delicious Cla-foo-teeee”. It just sounds so fancy! Not to mention it’s super delicious and easy to make.
Posted in breakfast, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, pancake
Tagged blueberry, breakfast, clafoutis, dessert, easy, french, pancake, recipe, summer
Now don’t get too shocked when you read this next sentence: hello, it’s Carlene here. I know….. I’m slightly ashamed to say I haven’t blogged in the past four months… yes FOUR months. Luckily Bob has been able to keep everyone up to date with some delicious recipes while I took on the challenge of a new job and a completely new schedule, said “see you when I see you” to a dear friend who lost his courageous battle with cancer, took a new focus on myself and those who matter most to me and continued to tackle my photography business. While food was still a centerpiece in my life over the past four months, unfortunately the blog got the shortest stick while I took some quality “me” time to figure what life really is about and what truly matters. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not money, a job, things or status. It comes down to time and who you choose to share it with and who chooses to value yours and share theirs back in exchange. Within that shared time is where memories are made and friendships take life. Perhaps it’s time that is the most valued commodity, not gold, gas or oil, and the one true gift you can share with those who matter most to you.
After taking some of time to “spend” on me, I’m back in action with a fresh cherry scone recipe using Saskatchewan cherries picked from our parent’s orchard. Let’s get to this recipe… Continue reading
Posted in Bread, breakfast, Dessert, Fruit
Tagged buttermilk, cherries, cherry, fresh, homemade, saskatchewan, scone, scones, Sour
Here is a short and sweet blog post! I just wrapped up my latest Tablespoon.com video, this time it’s about mango! If you have trouble slicing mangoes then you definitely need to watch the video, because it’s easy!
Read the full blog post over at Tablespoon: http://taste-for-adventure.tablespoon.com/2013/07/25/how-to-cut-a-mango/.
Check out the video below:
Posted in Easy, Fruit, How To, Snack, Snack, Tablespoon.com, Video
Tagged cutting a mango, food video, fruit, how to cut a mango, how to slice a mango, Mango, recipe video, video
I have had visions of creating a salad in this style for quite some time and finally got around to actually doing it the other day! Along with fancying up the presentation of a watermelon salad, I wanted to try marinating watermelon and this was the perfect opportunity!
Initially I had plans to add some baby arugula into the dish, unfortunately when I went to the grocery store they were all out, so I just had to make do without it!
This salad really transforms the watermelon into a savoury dish that felt surprisingly hearty! Marinating the watermelon adds subtle hints of lemon, honey and balsamic to the freshness of the watermelon, and pairing it with the feta, mint, bacon and red onion makes it much more savoury. Topping it all of with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar gives it a bit of needed acidity and a nice tang!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Fresh herbs, Fruit, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Bacon, Balsamic, cheese, easy, Fancy, Feta, fruit, marinated watermelon, mint, recipe, red onion, Salad, summer, vinegar, watermelon, watermelon salad