Over this summer, a good friend and I have been going out for evening trail rides every Friday. These are such a treat, nothing beats the relaxation of good friends, beautiful scenery of the Saskatchewan prairies and a horse. Before we head out, we eat dinner with her adorable little family. I recently made these for one of our rides and they were a hit! Easy, and tiny enough to fit perfectly in your hand (and just small enough for not feeling guilty if you have a second helping ) I’d imagine you could play around with the type of apples or the filling itself. All in all, these are a wonderful fall treat and would make a beautiful addition to any dessert table.
Posted in Dessert, Fruit, Pie
Tagged Apple, caramel, dessert, granny, hand, pie, pies, salted, salty, smith, Sweet, table
To accompany the Winter Squash Salad I was conjuring up, I decided to whip up an Apple Cider Vinaigrette. I wanted a vinaigrette that had some pretty bright flavours, but still added to the “comfort” of the winter squash salad. The resulting vinaigrette was light, tart, with a touch of sweetness and hints of apple cider spice!
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
The essence of camping is all about forgetting those modern day conveniences, “roughing it”, and getting back to the basics! Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a delicious dessert! Through the miracle that is aluminum foil, we open up a whole world of delicious campfire delicacies, one of those being Apple Crisp!
Watch us enjoy this on CTV Morning Live – Saskatoon!
Posted in breakfast, Dessert, Fruit
Tagged aluminum foil, Apple, apple crisp, brown sugar, campfire, campfire apple crisp, camping, camping recipes, cinnamon, fire, oats, recipe
I had this for breakfast…don’t judge me.
Come on, it’s not that bad, plenty of dairy, fruit, some carbs, a little sugar to get that blood pressure up, add in a cup off coffee and you’re ready for an epic day.
**Watch us make this grilled cheese on live television!**
Posted in breakfast, Cheese, Dessert, Fruit, grilled cheese, Lunch, National Grilled Cheese Month, Sandwich
Tagged 2013, Apple, april, breakfast, Brie, caramel, cheese, cinnamon, dessert, dip, granny smith, Grilled, national grilled cheese month, sauce, sugar
To go along with the pulled pork Carlene was making for our Sunday family supper, I wanted a bright, tangy slaw to contrast the rich, smokey pulled pork flavour. With that idea in mind, I went with a cabbage/apple slaw, and started mixing in ingredients until I got what I was looking for!
Posted in Dinner, Pork, Salad, Sandwich, Side, Vegetable
Tagged Apple, citrus, coleslaw, granny smith, Pork, pulled pork, purple cabbage, recipe, Sandwich, side, slaw, tangy
Even though I love salad, for whatever reason, I never make it for myself. With that realization, I decided it was time to experiment. After tossing some ideas around (bad pun?), this is what I came up with!
Posted in Appetizer, Dinner, Egg, Lunch, Salad, Side
Tagged Apple, earthy, egg, Garlic, hearty, leeks, Lemon, lunch, mushroom, pine nut, recipe, Salad, side, spinach, yolk
While I’m an avid fan of pork chops, I can still fall victim to the common problem of overcooking them! Fortunately this is where brining comes into play. Having never actually brined something, I was looking forward to the results and decided to go with a fairly simple brine.
Posted in Barbecue, Dinner, Grilled, Pork
Tagged Apple, Barbecue, brine, brined, easy, Grill, Grilled, juice, juicy, moist, Pork, summer, tender
I’ve been looking for a solid breakfast oatmeal pie recipe for a while ever since trying it at our local farmer’s market. After stumbling across this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to give it a whirl. I changed it quite a bit, using the Pinterest recipe more so as a platform to create a fall inspired breakfast pie. Now let’s get to the recipe! Continue reading