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
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
One of my “fridge struggles” is finding something to do with leftover food, especially with the common left over items like rice and pasta. The other night I had two items on hand: left over wild ancient grain rice and fresh walleye from a fishing trip with my dad. So off to the kitchen I went and concocted this recipe. It was also a crowd pleaser even to the most difficult to impress (aka. our dad who calls everything we make “hippy food”, loved these cakes).
You can also check out our recipes and several others on BlogHer’s Leftover Makeover Pinterest Board.
Posted in Dinner, Easy, Fish, How To, left overs
Tagged ancient, easy, fish, food, grain, left, leftover, over, pickerel, quick, Rice, saskatchewan, saskatoon, supper, walleye, wild
If anyone knows our family, they know we are big into fishing – specifically walleye. Our dad, the leader of the Deutscher pack, was a member of Team Canada for walleye fishing (yes, there is a team Canada…), Board for the Fishing for Tomorrow Foundation and the Saskatchewan Walleye Trail‘s Vice President, it’s safe to say we know how to fish. Anyways, my dad and I went fishing one day and caught some decent sized walleye. I decided it was time to break away from the routine of the normal breaded and fried walleye and found this fabulous recipe and it was a new family hit! Continue reading
Posted in Fish, Healthy, Roast, Summer Fresh, Vegetable
Tagged bake, Corn, easy, fish, husks, perch, pike, Roasted, salsa, saskatchewan, supper, walleye
*MAY 2013 UPDATE*
Help Carlene win an opportunity to cook with Chef Michael Smith this May (2013) by voting for this recipe! If you register to vote, you even enter yourself to win $500 dollars and a 3 night stay in Saskatoon’s Delta Bessborough! You can vote every day!
I’ve been on a big pulse kick lately and trying to find unique and creative ways to add these super foods into my diet. Also, I feel very guilty for living in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan which produces 99% of Canada’s lentil and chickpea crops and 67% of Canada’s dry pea crop, yet I don’t really know how to re-hyrdrate them, cook or bake with them. So this is a continuation of my adventures! These little lentil bars taste freaking awesome and are packed full of goodness making them great for a grab-n-go breakfast, fuel/recovery snack for athletes or just a healthy, gluten-free snack. In true BS fashion, let’s get to the recipe… Continue reading
Posted in Easy, Gluten Free, Healthy
Tagged bar, breakfast, butter, chai, chocolate, easy, energy, flax, free, fuel, full, gluten, half, healthy, hemp, lentil, marathon, peanut, pulses, pumpkin, running, saskatchewan, seed, sport, sunflower
Hey Folks, it’s time for my review of the Greek Artisan Lamb Burger from Jerry’s!
Posted in Burger, Review
Tagged artisan, burger, emporium, Feta, food, greek, Jerry, Jerry's, lamb, local, saskatchewan, saskatoon, tatziki
When I was invited to Jerry’s Food Emporium to try out their new Artisan Burgers, I was thrilled. First off, free food is high on my list of favourite things and secondly, after looking through the press release and watching the video on Jerry’s Artisan Burgers, I was drooling over the flavour pairings they are doing with these burgers. Trying to decide which burger to go with was definitely a challenge, but I ended up ordering the “Big Smoke” which was the staff favourite, as well as the Greek lamb burger which was Elyse, the co-owner’s favourite.
Check out the review here: Continue reading
Posted in Red Meat, Review
Tagged angus, artisan, beef, burger, diner, emporium, food, Jerry, Jerry's, local, restaraunt, review, saskatchewan, saskatoon
The other night I was really craving something with a bit more of a ‘junk food’ taste, but with the weather outside being -45°C I really didn’t feel like braving the cold to grab something to eat and I also didn’t want to pay for delivery, so I looked through an empty fridge to see what I could make to satisfy some cravings and wouldn’t take too long to make. I then remembered I had a bottole Red Clover Blossom Syrup that I received as a gift and I’ve been wanting to use for a while. The creation to combine a craving & this unique syrup? Red Clover Blossom French Toast topped with Toasted Coconut & Pecans.
Posted in Bread, breakfast, Dessert
Tagged acres, bedard, blossom, breakfast, cinnamon, coconut, creek, easy, egg, french, pecans, quick, red, saskatchewan, syrup, toast